Series: Business Acumen

Episode 64: Because You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

The end of the calendar year is a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. In this show, I’m reflecting on the lessons learned from my previous three guests with an eye toward business in 2022 and beyond. While those three episodes with Angie Lee, Giselle Ugarte, and Hillel…

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Episode 62: Understanding How to Grow a Business Using Vessels with Giselle Ugarte

Technology is always changing and as a result, so are marketing strategies. My guest today, Giselle Ugarte, has been both behind the camera and in front of it. She developed a unique understanding of the role that YouTube Influencers play in sales and advertising while the platform itself was in it’s infancy and the term…

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Episode 61: Success From Bringing Others Joy with Angie Lee

How do you get comfortable with taking risks? Develop a healthy relationship with uncertainty and regret. My guest today is the outgoing entrepreneur, community builder and podcaster: Angie Lee. She talks about where her fearlessness comes from when it comes to investing time and money into business ventures and ideas. We also chat about the…

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Episode 60: The Jobs You Didn’t Even Know Existed with Jeff Mendelson

Do you have One Big Tip you like to share with people? Jeff Mendelson, get’s to do this with his guests every week on his podcast, The One Big Tip, and today he’s going to share some of his own tips with me. Jeff talks about how being bored at work led to him learning…

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Episode 57: Investment Series: Valuation Drivers when Buying or Selling a Business

Over the last few episodes, I have had guests on the show that have shared stories about how they built and sold their businesses. While each tale was unique, there were some common themes that I’m going to share with you today. What you don’t know when you’re building and running your business could end…

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Episode 56: Solving a Personal Problem Leads to an Unexpected Business with Adi Arezzini

The best products, especially when it comes to your health, are those that solve your problem and honestly work. My guest today, Adi Arezzini knows this first hand. Adi is the co-founder of Teami, a company whose flagship product was designed to solve internal gut health issues. In this episode, Adi and I discuss how…

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Episode 55: Selling a Business: Selling an Amazon-Based Physical Product Business with Eytan Weiner

Today I’ve invited an old friend Inside the Lion’s Den for an interview. Eytan Weiner has been at the helm of Quantum Networks as Co-Founder and COO from its creation in 2008 to its recent sale in 2020. On this episode, we’ll be discussing the start and growth of his business, as well as the…

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Episode 53: Understanding How to Think About Selling or Buying a Business with Michelle Seiler-Tucker

Start with the end in mind. While Stephen Covey coined this phrase, my guest Michelle Seiler-Tucker has made it a focal point for her businesses and those for which she consults. Whether you’re new to business ownership or have owned one for a while, you need to think about an exit strategy. This is where…

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Episode 52: Investment Series: Understanding Multifamily Real Estate Investments

This is the first episode in what I’m calling my “Investment Series”. I’ll be discussing Multifamily Real Estate Investments using a deal I was involved in (now closed) as a case study. I’ll be explaining the structure of that deal and how it impacted the numbers and their optics. Today I hope to provide some…

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Episode 50: What You Don’t Know Might Be What Makes You a Success

Today’s show is a look back at the recorded episodes of Inside The Lion’s Den. My goal is to provide you, the listener, with a distilled version of the business advice, interesting facts, and general wisdom shared by my guests over the course of the podcast. Not surprisingly, there were many common themes that came…

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