Nov 14, 2023

Laurie Barkman – Business Transition Sherpa! on Cornell (thank) U

Laurie has a pretty great Cornell story, including meeting her husband, connecting with a family abroad, honing the skills she’d use for the rest of her career, and having a very unusual campus job.

And now…Laurie is the business transition sherpa.

She is also the former CEO of a $100 million revenue company that was sold to a Fortune 50. She provides Strategic Business Transition Planning (pre-M&A services) with her firm, SmallDotBig LLC. She provides a structured process for business owners to plan successful transitions of their companies. And that’s not nearly all.

She’s also an award-winning podcast host, so you know this was a very smooth episode.

Plus she wrote a book you can buy here:



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