So excited to bring you this week’s episode discussing something that would benefit business owners and aspiring business owners around the world – specifically on the topic of building a business that is able to thrive without you in it’s daily operations.
My guest this week happens to be one of my favorite authors. He makes this value-packed discussion possible by sharing his years and years worth of experience and expertise in:
- Building successful businesses and selling them
- Business valuation and owner dependence
- Improving and preparing a business for a valuable exit
- Employee engagement and compensation and how it ties to business outcomes
- Recurring revenue models in different industries
- Private Equity deals in a post-COVID world
ABOUT OUR GUEST
John Warrillow is the Founder and CEO of The Value Builder System™, a sales and marketing software for business advisors to find, win and keep their best clients. It combines tools and ready-made content for accountants, brokers, consultants, and financial advisors who focus on helping owners protect, grow and realize the value of their business.
John is the author of the bestselling book, Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You, which was recognized by both Fortune and Inc magazines as one of the best business books of 2011. Built to Sell has been translated into 12 languages. John’s next book, The Automatic Customer: Creating a Subscription Business in Any Industry, was released by Random House in February 2015 and has since been translated into eight languages. In 2021, John released The Art of Selling Your Business: Winning Strategies & Secret Hacks for Exiting on Top. This completes the trilogy of books which teach business owners how to build, accelerate, and harvest the value of their company.
As the host of Built to Sell Radio, John has interviewed hundreds of founders about their exit. Forbes ranked John’s podcast as one of the ten best podcasts for business owners.
Before founding The Value Builder System™, John started and exited four companies.
You can learn more about John and his work here:
ABOUT OUR HOST
Ken Eslick is an Entrepreneur, Author, Podcaster, Tony Robbins Trainer, Life Coach, Husband of 35+ Years, and Grandfather. Ken currently spends his time as the President & Founder of The Leaders Lab where he and his team focus on Senior Leadership Acquisition. They get founders the next level C-Suite Leaders they need to go from being an Inc. Magazine 5000 fastest growing company to $100,000,000 + in revenue.
You can learn more about Ken and his team at
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