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AGP Podcast: Sliced

Ep18: How (and When) to Sell Your Company to Your Employees

If you’re a business owner considering the next phase of your legacy, have you considered selling the company to your employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)? A viable option for succession planning, ESOPs provide business owners the freedom to exit their company on their own terms, while rewarding employees and offering skin in …

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Ep17: How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families

Fostering a culture that supports work/life balance of its employees means taking a break from the “business side” of professional development and discussing a topic many employees can relate to – parenting. Today, Chuck & Brittany are joined by Dale Vernon, co-author of How Imperfect Parents Lead Great Families. Investment professional by day, Dale and …

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Ep16: Is Cybersecurity Keeping You up at Night?

Living in a word of technology means the on-going risk of cyber-attacks facing businesses and users everyday. Everything from Phishing scams to fake spam calls threaten the cybersecurity of businesses large and small. Jay Mellon, CEO and co-founder of AtNetPlus, is here today to discuss how companies need to control their technology so they can …

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Ep15: Stories Sell – Public Speaking 101

It’s an aspect all business leaders need to be proficient in, but yet, it may cause the most anxiety or stress – public speaking. Today, Chuck and Brittany are joined by Leslie Ungar, president of Electric Impulse Communications – a pre-eminent source for coaching, consulting, and confidence building in the workplace. Leslie is a master …

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Ep11: Understanding Your Business’s Value

If you’re considering retirement, when should you get your business valuated? And also, doesn’t your accountant already know your businesses value? Today, we discuss these two critical questions for all business owners, even if you’re not thinking about retirement. Chuck and Brittany are joined by Matt Silla, a professional valuator from Apple Growth Partner’s business …

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Ep10: Controlling the Chaos with Traction

A how-to guide to becoming a Culture Warrior and gaining control in your business. Chuck and Brittany welcome Dale Vernon, principal at Bernstein and president of ACG Cleveland. Dale talks today about traction from the popular book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business by Gino Wickman. Dale spells out manageable actions for leaders to …

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Ep9: What Exactly are Opportunity Zones?

Have you heard of the new incentive in the most recent tax reform changes known as Opportunity Zones? Opportunity Zones create tax benefits to investors, business owners, and real estate professionals while positively impacting our communities. But this “opportunity” won’t last long – only applicable in the 2019 calendar year, people looking to benefit from …

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