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How the Pritzkers Made Their Billions Through Acquisition
Brent Beshore & Permanent Equity Business Breakdown
How to Manage & Grow a Remote Team
Software Companies Are Dead. ChatGPT Killed Them.
Colin and Brent discuss the impact of ChatGPT and AI on software companies.
How To Build an Offshore Tech Team & Transition Challenges
Colin and Brent discuss all things tech. How to build an offshore team and limits of tech debt.
How to Bootstrap a Startup from $0 to $1 million in ARR
How to Find Riches in Software Niches
Colin and Brent discuss niching down a software business to own one space to grow faster.
Tiny Goes Public & How to Structure a HoldCo
Colin and Brent discuss Andrew Wilkinson and Chris Sparling going public and how to structure a holding company with LLCs, C-Corps, QSBS, and more.
Buying 134 Software Companies in a Year
Colin and Brent discuss a competitor being bought and how Constellation buys so many companies.
2022 Recap: 2023 Opportunities, Wins, Failures, & Lessons
Colin and Brent discuss 2022's wins, losses, and learnings building a software holding company.
How to Build Trust to Close Acquisitions & Sell Products
Colin and Brent discuss how to build trust to close deals with sellers and investors.
How to Transition & Grow a Company After You Buy It
Colin and Brent discuss transitioning and growing Scout since they bought it.
We Bought Scout (Leading Dog Walking SaaS)! Learnings & Play-by-Play
Colin and Brent discuss buying Scout, the leading dog walking and pet sitting software.
How You Can Buy a Business With the Profits From the Business
Colin and Brent discuss seller side financing, pros, cons, and why everyone does it.
Product Led Growth vs Enterprise Sales, Buying the Rights to an Out-of-Print Book, Lebron of Pickleball
Colin and Brent discuss growing a business with a broken funnel, buying the rights to an out-of-print book, and $20k AWS bill.
What Matters in Acquisition Due Diligence & Warren Buffett Handshake Deals
Colin and Brent discuss how they conduct due diligence and simplifying the legal side of acquisitions.
Pros & Cons of Venture Capital, Private Equity, & Startup Studios
Colin and Brent discuss pros and cons of venture capital, private equity, and startup studios.
Losing a Deal to Mark Leonard, HoldCo Conference & a $100M NFT Fund
Colin and Brent discuss Brent's experience at the Holding Company conference and their most recent dead deal.
John Malone Operating Manual (Billionaire Cable Cowboy)
Colin reads out his operating manual on John Malone, billionaire cable cowboy.
Deep Work, Productivity Hacks, & Sleep Training
Colin and Brent discuss their deep work approach, productivity hacks, and sleep training
How to Become a Lighthouse for Like-Minded People
Colin and Brent discuss their content consumption and creation and why they spend so much time thinking about it.
Buying Companies in a Downturn & Launching a Cohort-Based Course on Acquisitions
Colin and Brent discuss buying companies in a downturn and Colin's new cohort-based course.
Hiring Overseas Like the Navy Seals & Launching an Anti-Franchise With Jon Matzner
How to Hire & Train Virtual Assistants
Colin and Brent discuss their failure to hire virtual assistants in the past and how they plan to do better next time.
How to Balance Building & Buying Companies & Audience Building on Twitter
Colin and Brent discuss whether they should restart an earlier project, balancing internal and external work, and audience building on Twitter.
New Name! Baremetrics Price Increase, Twitter Hostile Takeover & Product Improvements
Colin and Brent discuss the podcast's new name, baremetrics price increase, Twitter hostile takeover, & product improvements.
Buying Internet vs Non-Internet Businesses & Paid Acquisition Funnel
Colin and Brent discuss Colin's experience buying ads for his micro-pe course and thoughts around buying non-internet businesses.
How to Increase Prices & Keep Customers Happy
Colin and Brent discuss how to increase prices and keep customers happy
How to Raise Money & Find Investors for Private Equity Deals
Colin and Brent discuss how to raise money & find investors for private equity deals.
Our Latest Acquisition Story, Leverage, & Danger of Building in Public
Colin and Brent discuss their latest acquisition, leverage, and danger of building in public.
How to Do Acquisition Due Diligence & Smoothly Transition a Business
Colin and Brent discuss how to do acquisition due diligence and smoothly transition a business.
How We Lost a Deal & How We Can Do Better Next Time
Colin and Brent discuss how and why we lost a deal we spent months working on it and what we can do better next time.
How & Why to Use Debt to Buy a Business?
Future of Micro Acquisitions Course, Knees Over Toes, & Tech Savings
Future of Micro Acquisitions Course, Knees Over Toes, & Tech Savings
Productized Technical Diligence, Building Standard Operating Procedures, & DeFi Issues
Joe Liemandt (ESW Capital) Operating Manual - Global Tech Sweatshop
Colin and Brent discuss Colin's operating manual for Joe Liemandt (ESW Capital) Operating Manual.
How to Give a SaaS a Modern Facelift
Colin and Brent discuss what it took to give a redesign to Blinksale and what they would have done differently.
DeFi, Wealth Building, NFTs, & the Metaverse with Jason Hitchcock
Colin and Brent discuss DeFi with Jason Hitchcock of Moon Capital
Why You Should Take a Week to Learn DeFi
Colin and Brent discuss what Colin has learned over the last week by doing a deep dive into crypto and DeFi
Hiring Abroad, Structuring Value-Add, & Buying Companies with Pipe
Colin and Brent discuss hiring employees abroad, structuring value-add, & buying companies with Pipe
Robert F. Smith (Vista Equity Partners) Story - Billionaire Software PE
Colin and Brent discuss Colin's operating manual for Robert F. Smith & Vista Equity Partners with $75m AUM.
How to Run Shared Services in PE & VC
Colin and Brent discuss problems with a startup studio, setting up internal services in PE, and different value-add structures
Outbound vs Inbound Deal Sourcing & Course/Community Launch
Colin and Brent discuss discuss Colin's new micro-pe course and community and deal sourcing with outbound vs inbound.
How to Crowdfund a Micro PE Deal
Colin and Brent discuss crowdfunding a micro PE deal from users and the public.
How to Structure a Private Equity Fund
Colin and Brent discuss discuss how to structure a private equity fund after speaking with LPs.
Mark Leonard (Constellation Software) Story - Billionaire Software Empire Builder
Colin and Brent discuss Colin's operating manual for Constellation Software, holding company for 500+ software companies.
The Deal Process & Evergreen Fund Structures
Colin and Brent discuss micro-pe deal process, evergreen fund structures, and investing in funds.
Soft Landings for Venture Orphans
Colin and Brent discuss stepping off the VC treadmill, the Micro-PE course production and dealing with lawyers.
Micro-PE Course & Buying vs Building
Colin and Brent discuss Colin's Micro-PE course production and buying vs building Shopify apps.
How to Source Small Companies to Buy
Colin and Brent discuss the different places to find businesses to buy and the pros and cons of each.
How to Build a World-Class Network
Colin and Brent discuss building a magnet for cool people, protecting your most valuable resource, and Basecamp's drama of the week
Opportunities in Micro-PE & Picking Our Niche
Colin and Brent discuss opportunities in micro-pe and picking our niche.
Track Records, Deal Examples, & Business Coaching
Colin and Brent discuss opportunity in niche SaaS companies, avoiding analysis paralysis, and tactics to be present in life.
What's Not Allowed on our Platform?
Brent and Colin discuss what's allowed on our platform and cohort based courses.
We Bought Blinksale, a Profitable B2B SaaS!
Colin and Brent discuss why we bought Blinksale, concerns on the deal, and the plan for more acquisitions.
The Power of Dogfooding
Brent and Colin discuss the power of dogfooding, hiring a VA in the Philippines, and getting your money back from Tony Robbins.
The One Question to Ask as a Product Owner
Colin and Brent discuss continuing to improve what we do best and building out our team of contractors.
The Most Efficient Business We Use
Colin and Brent discuss the story of BuiltWith, working with a VA, building, boting, or buying.
The Founding Story (Start Here!)
Colin and Brent talk about what they've been working on for the past year.
Setting Up Analytics & Wrestling with Legacy Code
Colin and Brent discuss how to treat customers on old plans, measuring what matters, the beauty of Stripe.
Setting up a Private Equity Firm
Pricing in the Creator Economy
How we are thinking about value-based pricing when we don't know our value yet.
Our VC-backed Competitor is Struggling
Brent and Colin discuss the struggles of Knowable, an audio course competitor, and what that means for us and the broader audio market.
Our First Coaching Customer
Interview with our first coaching customer, Jackie McNamara.
OnlyFans & Business Coaching
Colin and Brent discuss the opportunities around OnlyFans, business vs athletics coaching, mentors and therapy.
Nootropics, Fractional Employees, & Clubhouse
Colin & Brent discuss nootropics, fractional employees, & Clubhouse
Negotiating a Micro-PE Acquisition
Colin and Brent discuss indemnification and liability caps, starting with a business coach, Roam & daily journaling
Micro Private Equity and SBA Loans
Colin and Brent discuss the SBA loan process, micro private equity, and management after purchasing.
Making Audio Courses Interactive
Brent and Colin discuss how good transcriptions have gotten and the possibilities that come with it.
Improving Conversion Rates
Brent and Colin discuss improving conversion rates and pricing a digital product.
How We Build Product
Brent and Colin discuss how we build product and work together.
How to Get Customers Without a Big Budget
The tactics we are using to get our first customers
How to Cold Email Anyone
Colin and Brent discuss how to cold email anyone and get a response.
Closing our First Micro-PE Acquisition
Colin and Brent discuss sourcing the first deal, timeline on diligence and closing, and managing the transition.
AngelList for Acquisitions and Automation Sprints
Colin and Brent discuss the messy market of small acquisitions, standardized docs for transactions, automation & design sprints.
Amazonification of the Audio Market
Brent and Colin discuss the Audible/Amazon return scandal and our new feedback feature.
2020 Year in Review
Brent and Colin discuss the popular trends we disagree with, favorite finds of the the year, and predictions for 2021
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