Podcast: Betting on the Entrepreneur

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Selling a company can feel like magic. As a female CEO of a tech company, Robbie Hardy, Co-Founder of Our Poker Night, knew the chips were stacked against her. After more than 20 years climbing the corporate ladder, Robbie never lost her focus and has become an experienced and trusted entrepreneur and investor. Listen now…

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Podcast: Great M&A Deals Focus on Strategy

To get the right M&A deals done, it’s best to steer clear of growth for growth stake. Corey Kupfer, Principal of Kupfer & Associates, PLLC, Founder and CEO of DealQuest and member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, embodied the mind of an entrepreneur and learned accountability from a young age. From the moment he started his…

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Podcast: M&A – The Concept of Being Prepared

Many companies have considered selling their business but have no idea where to start. Jessica Fialkovich, the Founder and CEO of Exit Factor, and prominent member of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, built one of the largest M&A business brokerage firms in the US. Listen now as she shares what drove her passion to help small businesses…

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Podcast: Achieving Sustainable Scale and Growth

This week we talk with Mark Jacobs, CEO of ScaleWerks, on the key characteristics for companies to achieve sustainable scale and growth — adopting automation to increase efficiencies, a strong online presence to connect with customers and concern for the wellbeing of your employees. Throughout his career, Mark’s passion for collaborating with people enthusiastic about…

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Podcast: The Return of the Restaurant and Hospitality Industry

On a special episode of The Aprio Advisory Podcast, John Bly is joined by three restaurant and hospitality specialists — Tommy Lee, Aprio’s Retail, Franchise and Hospitality Leader and Tax Partner, Andy Peskoe, Attorney and Chairman at Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, LLP and Sarah Diehl, Founder of Empowered Hospitality. Tommy, Andy and Sarah…

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Podcast: Positive Women United

We are excited to continue our Women in Leadership series with Sylvia Cothia, the President and Founder of Positive Women United. As a nonprofit organization, Positive Women United’s mission is to inspire, advocate and mentor young girls and women of all ages, including at risk female youth and seniors from disadvantaged and socioeconomic backgrounds. Listen…

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Podcast: Standing Out Amongst the Crowd

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we revisit one of our favorite Women in Leadership episodes with Michele Blondheim, Aprio’s Director of Corporate Citizenship. Michele shares with John the importance of establishing focus to strengthen the involvement of your team and how to set your business apart in the community. Listen now for Michele’s advice…

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Podcast: International Women’s Leadership

This week, in continuation of our Women in Leadership series, John interviews Yelena Epova, Aprio’s Atlanta Office Leader, International Practice Leader and Tax Partner. Yelena started working for Aprio in the 1990s after moving to the U.S. and answering an ad placed in the classifieds. At the time, she had no work experience and did…

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