What Happens When You’re Not Ready, Lisa Holly Guest Host?

One of the areas of small business coaching where we’ve specialized over the past two decades plus has to do with transitioning the business from one generation to the next.  As you might imagine, over that time we’ve come across just about every scenario you can imagine.  The one that people seem to fear most is when the current business owner dies while still running the business.  So the question for today is, “What happens when you’re not ready?”

I Did It My Way, Phil Billick of Valley Ridge Farms

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Phil Billick of Valley Ridge Farms.  Phil was one of MVP’s earliest coaching clients with a prior company he started and he is also Jack’s nephew!  During the show today Phil shared his story of not only starting, growing, and then eventually selling one business, but also how he’s been involved in starting several more including his 800 acre farm in southeast Ohio.

Bird In The Hand: Ben Ihde of Wild Birds Unlimited

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Ben Ihde of Wild Birds Unlimited. Ben was a coaching client of MVP for several years and is a repeat guest on Dirty Secrets of Small Business (see link below for his February 14, 2019 appearance).  During the show today Ben shared with us what’s been going on since we last heard from him.

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Growth: Joe Butler of Prescription Fitness and Butler Wellness Group

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Joe Butler of Prescription Fitness and Butler Wellness Group. Joe was a coaching client of MVP for almost a decade.  During the show today Joe shared some of the key moments in his growth from one location when we met him to 7 locations today.  It was anything but a straight path!  Joe’s energy and enthusiasm is infectious.

Couples in Business: Sherry & Dan Jones of Seniors Helping Seniors

Today we were joined on the show by Sherry and Dan Jones. They were clients of ours when they owned their franchise business Seniors Helping Seniors.  We not only helped them grow their business but we also helped them with a successful exit of their business.

Couples in Business: John & Terri Sonnhalter of Sonnhalter

Today we were joined on the show by business owners John and Terri Sonnhalter. Oh yeah, they also happen to be Adam’s parents!  They shared with us their 40+ year journey of working together in a business as spouses.  We heard from John a few years ago when he appeared on our show back in January 2020 (see below for a link to that show).  But this time, Terri got a chance to share her side of the story!

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Rapid Growth, Bob Scaccia of USA Firmware

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Bob Scaccia, who is the Founder and CEO of USA Firmware. Bob shared with us some of the ups and downs of his first decade in business and the tremendous growth he’s seen over that time.  We heard from Bob a few years ago when he appeared on our show back in January 2019 (see below for a link to that show).

Posted in: Interview Your Vision

The Camp Fire Test, Scott Freerksen & Chris Mosier of Lakefront Living International, LLC

Today we were joined on the show by business partners Scott Freerksen and Chris Mosier. Scott and Chris are the owners of Lakefront Living International, a national real estate franchise focused only on lakefront properties. During the show Scott and Chris share the very different paths they took that eventually lead them each to a focus on lakefront properties.

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The Evolution of One Business Into Another and Another and Another!, Eric Robichaud of Green Goddess Supply

Today we were joined on the show by business owner Eric Robichaud. Eric is the owner of Green Goddess Supply, a supplier of premium quality smoking accessories and home grow products. During the show Eric takes us on his journey from software engineer/nerdy computer guy to now being the weed guy!