Key Points From the Interview
elcome to episode 100!
To celebrate the triple digits, I thought I'd do something a little different.
Today's episode is 5 mini-interviews with previous Acquiring Minds guests, guests who came on a year ago or more.
I wanted to know how their ventures are going one year later, and how they feel now about that huge decision to buy a business.
Hopefully some of you have been listening long enough to recognize these guests:
- Chris Edwards, who acquired a flooring business
- Philippe Vanderhoydonck, a B2B media business in the pets industry
- Cassi Niekamp, a fencing business
- Andrew Pierno is buying multiple small SaaS businesses
- and finally, Mike Botkin, who bought a small landscaping business and has quickly parlayed that into becoming a player in the landscaping industry.
Each of these conversations is just 15 or so minutes long.
Please let me know if you like this "one year later" format.
I know I loved reconnecting with these guests and learning how they feel about their decision and what they've learned. I could totally see making this a regular Acquiring Minds feature — but I need to know you all like it too!
Lastly, thank you for listening.
Building Acquiring Minds has been one of the most invigorating and gratifying phases of my career.
Here's to the next hundred episodes.
August Felker is a 2-time successful searcher — first with a traditional search fund; the second time around, he did a self-funded search.
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