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Dana Delivers: Advising for a Better Tomorrow

July 5, 2022

As a member of a family franchising legacy, Susan Black-Beth cultivated a successful career as a franchise licensee, operator and eventually investor. But in the wake of a life-changing event, she tapped into a different perspective and found a new professional purpose. In this episode of Dana Delivers, Susan, who is the Founder and Managing…

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Dana Delivers: Tips to Beat the Heat in Today’s Market

June 20, 2022

Inflation is high, supply chains are strained, and agricultural shortages are turning up the heat on restaurants and franchises. The question is, have we seen this before? What can we learn from the past to proceed with confidence in today’s volatile market? In this episode of Dana Delivers, we sit down with Kevin Burke, Managing…

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Dana Delivers: Culture with a Side of Creativity

June 6, 2022

Today’s franchisees are pushing the envelope to transform the traditional dining format into a creative experience that customers remember. In this episode of Dana Delivers, SG Ellison, President of Diversified Restaurant Group and Franchisee of Taco Bell and Arby’s, reveals how his firm has embraced influencer and experiential marketing tactics to drive growth and keep…

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What’s Driving Innovation in the Restaurant World?

May 12, 2022

It’s been a long two years for the restaurant business — but according to our guest, Jim Balis, there is a lot to look forward to heading into the end of the year.   In this episode of Dana Delivers, the CEO of Sizzling Platter and Managing Director of CapitalSpring, a private equity firm that focuses…

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Podcast: Inflation is Red Hot

May 10, 2022

Inflation is hotter than ever, but when will it cool down? We are excited to welcome Simeon Wallis, Chief Investment Officer of Aprio’s Wealth Management, back to the podcast. John and Simeon discuss how we are wading through uncharted territory with levels of inflation we have not dealt with in 40 years, coming out of…

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Podcast: Betting on the Entrepreneur

May 3, 2022

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

April 26, 2022

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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The Aprio Advisory Podcast – Is Your Financial House of Cards in Order?

April 19, 2022

If you take the time to understand how your economic engine is working, you can be profitable in almost any endeavor. Bill Dupee, Transaction Advisory Partner at Aprio, doesn’t want to see someone jump to do a deal just to do a deal or because an unsolicited one is being offered. Instead, he believes you…

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Podcast: M&A – The Concept of Being Prepared

April 12, 2022

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

April 6, 2022

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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