Today on Podcasting Stories, we're talking with Laurie Barkman, founder of SmallDotBig, a strategic advisory firm that helps owners of small to mid-sized companies maximize enterprise value, create succession plans, and identify M&A strategies.
We talked about her experience leading companies through successful exits as both the CEO and as an outside advisor. If you're the owner of a small to mid-sized company who is starting to think about an exit plan, I would highly recommend that you reach out to her.
Laurie also has a podcast that she started in 2019 and has released more than 60 episodes. The podcast is called Succession Stories, and she interviews both companies that have gone through a successful exit, as well as the professional advisors that help this industry.
We talked about why she launched the podcast, the lessons she's learned along the way, and what she would have done differently if she started today. She shared some great tips, and If you ever considered having your own podcast, this episode has a lot of great ideas for launching and maintaining a successful podcast.
Even if you're not looking to start a podcast just yet, Laurie's deep insight into having a successful transition in your business is very valuable.