The Small Business Safari

115: Maximizing Business Valuation and Exploring Growth Strategies with Rob Macklin

Rob Macklin KNOWS mergers and acquisitions having done over 200 of them. He shares his knowledge RIGHT OFF BAT! Here we go! Depending on your exit strategy or planning, you will need to structure your business and personal finances to make it easier for someone to ‘see’ how well you are performing. They are also looking for how to use your platform to grow quicker and be more profitable. When you listen to this episode, I guarantee you will look at your business differently and will act on at least one piece of advice that Rob shares with us! I did 😉 Did you know our amazing voices can go beyond just the microphone? Yes, we have video! Subscribe to our YouTube channel here!


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•  LinkedIn | @robertlmacklin

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(00:00) – Business Valuation and Growth Strategies

(03:33) – Selling and Structuring a Company 101

(14:37) – Selling a Small Business

(26:34) – Investing in One and Fund Finance

(39:56) – Reserves, Law School, and Parenting

(45:48) – Book Recs, Home Features, & DIY Nightmares


Books Mentioned:

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams


Previous guests on The Small Business Safari include Amy Lyle, Ben Alexander, Joseph Sission, Jonathan Ellis, Brad Dell, Chris Hanks, C.T. Emerson, Chad Brown, Tracy Moore, Wayne Sherger, David Raymond, Paul Redman, Gabby Meteor, Ryan Dement, Barbara Heil Sonneck, Bryan John, Tom Defore, Rusty Clifton, Duane Johns, Beth Miller, Jason Sleeman, Andy Suggs, Chris Michel, Jon Ostenson, Tommy Breedlove, Rocky Lalvani, Amanda Griffey, Spencer Powell, Joe Perrone, David Lupberger, Duane C. Barney, Dave Moerman, Jim Ryerson, Al Mishkoff, Scott Specker, Mike Claudio and more!


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