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Inside the Lion's Den: A Business and Leadership Podcast

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Ever wondered what it takes to grow a successful business that will last and could even become a sellable asset? Inside the Lion’s Den will give you an insider’s view of the leadership skills, financial acumen, and operational improvements needed to succeed in the long term. Hosted by Aryeh Sheinbein, business strategist and valuation expert, this show will uncover business concepts that you didn’t realize you were missing. Successful businesses focus on more than generating revenue, they understand their numbers, how to think about using different types of financing, product expansion and going from an entrepreneur to building a business with inherit value and built to last.

Ever wondered what it takes to grow a successful business that will last and could even become a sellable asset? Inside the Lion’s Den will give you an insider’s view of the leadership skills, financial acumen, and operational improvements needed to succeed in the long term. Hosted by Aryeh Sheinbein, business strategist and valuation expert, this show will uncover business concepts that you didn’t realize you were missing. Successful businesses focus on more than generating revenue, they understand their numbers, how to think about using different types of financing, product expansion and going from an entrepreneur to building a business with inherit value and built to last.

Location:

United States

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Ever wondered what it takes to grow a successful business that will last and could even become a sellable asset? Inside the Lion’s Den will give you an insider’s view of the leadership skills, financial acumen, and operational improvements needed to succeed in the long term. Hosted by Aryeh Sheinbein, business strategist and valuation expert, this show will uncover business concepts that you didn’t realize you were missing. Successful businesses focus on more than generating revenue, they understand their numbers, how to think about using different types of financing, product expansion and going from an entrepreneur to building a business with inherit value and built to last.

Language:

English


Episodes

Ep 69: A Business Journey from Finance, Acquisitions, IPOs, Investor, to Ecommerce with Yadin Shemmer

4/13/2022
Regardless of your industry, there’s something for you in this episode. Today I talk with Yadin Shemmer, CEO and cofounder of Intrinsic, about his business journey from starting out in finance, selling a business, taking a business public, and his experience with acquisitions. We discuss what he learned through three different exits, an IPO, and his advice for business owners who are looking to do the same. We also discuss how to think about customers, market segments, and physical products...

Duration:00:50:28

Ep 68: Understanding What's Possible From Doing Hard Things

4/6/2022
To be successful in business and in life it is important to have a strong mental fortitude, and that growth and mental toughness comes from consistently doing hard things. Today I share my own journey in building a greater mental strength. I talk about the importance of consistency, how there’s no disgrace in failure, and not giving up even when you make mistakes. I also share how I’ve grown through continued consistency. I hope it inspires you to do hard things and not give up in your own...

Duration:00:19:20

Ep 67: The Art of Selling Your Business - Push vs Pull with John Warrillow

3/30/2022
The book I recommend the most, Built To Sell, is written by my guest today, John Warrillow. He has started and successfully exited four companies and has been in the unique position to have had thousands of conversations with business owners who have gone through the process of selling their businesses. He shares his expertise and insight with us today as we discuss reasons people sell, how to position yourself to sell, and some of the pitfalls that you might not even know exist. SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:50:07

Ep 66: From Entrepreneur to Corporate to Entrepreneur What Works Best with Pete Martin

2/16/2022
Buyers don’t buy your past. They buy their future. My guest today, Pete Martin, understands that more than most as he has successfully started, scaled and sold four companies and currently has two profitable, active businesses. In this episode, he shares his unique experience, as CEO and founder of Votem Corp. and Advisor for Ask My Board, in growing and exiting businesses. We talk about how you can maximize the value of your business and when is the right time to sell. Pete also shares...

Duration:00:47:33

Ep 65: Knowing Where, When and How to Grow Your Business with Bryan Clayton

2/9/2022
Do you know the Get, Keep, Grow methods? My guest today, Bryan Clayton, shares his experience in those methods through his growth and sale of a successful company and as the co-founder and CEO of GreenPal. He examines his strategies and experience with growing his previous and current businesses through the start-up, grow-up, and scale-up phases. Next, Bryan talks about the lessons he learned in growing his first business, and how he applies that to another business. He also discusses the...

Duration:00:54:00

Ep 64: Because You Don't Know What You Don't Know

12/29/2021
The end of the calendar year is a great time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. In this show, I'm reflecting on the lessons learned from my previous three guests with an eye toward business in 2022 and beyond. While those three episodes with Angie Lee, Giselle Ugarte, and Hillel Fuld were packed with information, I outline what I thought were their common threads on today's show. In particular, I'm focusing on how business opportunities have changed in the past 20 years....

Duration:00:26:23

Ep 63: Understanding How Simplicity is the Ultimate Sophistication with Hillel Fuld

11/3/2021
Clear and concise communication is the key to successful business interactions. You can have a brilliant mind and develop ingenious products, but it won't matter if you can't explain what you do to a potential investor. Hillel Fuld is an incredibly well-connected man due to his skill as a communicator. He talks to me today about how he landed in his current career and offers some excellent advice to entrepreneurs looking to optimize their time. We discuss relationship equity, the drawbacks...

Duration:00:46:41

Ep 62: Understanding How to Grow a Business Using Vessels with Giselle Ugarte

10/27/2021
Technology is always changing and as a result, so are marketing strategies. My guest today, Giselle Ugarte, has been both behind the camera and in front of it. She developed a unique understanding of the role that YouTube Influencers play in sales and advertising while the platform itself was in it's infancy and the term "Influencer" wasn't even in our lexicon. She shares some of the ups and downs of her career and her key takeaways. Giselle talks about making tough choices and deciding...

Duration:00:55:44

Ep 61: Success From Bringing Others Joy with Angie Lee

10/20/2021
How do you get comfortable with taking risks? Develop a healthy relationship with uncertainty and regret. My guest today is the outgoing entrepreneur, community builder and podcaster: Angie Lee. She talks about where her fearlessness comes from when it comes to investing time and money into business ventures and ideas. We also chat about the importance of self-awareness for entrepreneurs and authenticity in personal brands. For the podcasters out there, Angie goes on to speak about podcast...

Duration:00:48:20

Ep 60: The Jobs You Didn't Even Know Existed with Jeff Mendelson

9/8/2021
Do you have One Big Tip you like to share with people? Jeff Mendelson, get's to do this with his guests every week on his podcast, The One Big Tip, and today he's going to share some of his own tips with me. Jeff talks about how being bored at work led to him learning valuable skills, starting sides businesses, and how he got into his current career. We discuss different ways to compile and store content, and various uses a you can put it to. Our chat also touches on the ever-changing nature...

Duration:00:46:10

Ep 59: Raw, Real and Confident When Nobody Would Support You with Zachary Babcock

9/1/2021
It doesn't matter where you come from, you can design your life. My guest, Zachary Babcock, is doing just that for himself and helping his entrepreneur clients and listeners do it too. Zach talks to me today about turning his life around after prison and how he educated himself in sales and marketing. We also discuss personal authenticity in business and the lasting legacies of his mother. Finally, Zach shares how he created Underdog Empowerment, what it's mission is, and what it's future...

Duration:00:47:51

Ep 58: Investment Series: The Dark Side of Investing

8/25/2021
These days, social and mainstream media are chock full of stories about amazing stock market and investment gains. Don't buy into the hype. People love to share their stories when it comes to success and making money, but you don't see many of them talking about their business failures. Today I'll give you an update on the current volatile market we're experiencing and the factors that are making it look so good. I'll also share some of my recent investment horror stories and the lessons...

Duration:00:24:55

Ep 57: Investment Series: Valuation Drivers when Buying or Selling a Business

8/18/2021
Over the last few episodes, I have had guests on the show that have shared stories about how they built and sold their businesses. While each tale was unique, there were some common themes that I'm going to share with you today. What you don't know when you're building and running your business could end up costing you money on it's sale. Similarly, knowing what to look for when you're buying a business will impact the future profit you're able to make. Listen up, because I'm going to tell...

Duration:00:21:16

Ep 56: Solving a Personal Problem Leads to an Unexpected Business with Adi Arezzini

8/11/2021
The best products, especially when it comes to your health, are those that solve your problem and honestly work. My guest today, Adi Arezzini knows this first hand. Adi is the co-founder of Teami, a company whose flagship product was designed to solve internal gut health issues. In this episode, Adi and I discuss how Teami got started and the different marketing tactics she has used to grow her e-commerce business. She also shares her thoughts on product branding, horizontal expansion, and...

Duration:00:41:48

Ep 55: Selling a Business: Selling an Amazon-Based Physical Product Business with Eytan Weiner

7/28/2021
Today I've invited an old friend Inside the Lion's Den for an interview. Eytan Weiner has been at the helm of Quantum Networks as Co-Founder and COO from its creation in 2008 to its recent sale in 2020. On this episode, we'll be discussing the start and growth of his business, as well as the mechanics of its sale last year. We'll also touch on questions of management, including finding the right people for the job and employee retention strategies. Eytan Weiner is the Co-Founder and former...

Duration:00:43:50

Ep 54: Selling a Business: Simple and Even Competitive Businesses That Led to Multiple Exits with Seth Farbman

7/21/2021
When it comes to starting and growing businesses, Seth Farbman has been "flying by the seat of his pants" for years. He has built his career designing, building, and selling companies in the completely unsexy (but incredibly necessary) world of corporate services. Today, Seth and I discuss how he got into this industry, the sale of three of his companies, and his role in his current business. Seth also talks about the importance of relationships when it comes to growth, changing skill sets...

Duration:00:37:26

Ep 53: Understanding How to Think About Selling or Buying a Business with Michelle Seiler-Tucker

7/7/2021
Start with the end in mind. While Stephen Covey coined this phrase, my guest Michelle Seiler-Tucker has made it a focal point for her businesses and those for which she consults. Whether you're new to business ownership or have owned one for a while, you need to think about an exit strategy. This is where Michelle comes in. Today Michelle shares an overview of the GPS exit strategy that she has designed for her clients and discusses having a destination for your business, the importance of...

Duration:00:42:18

Ep 52: Investment Series: Understanding Multifamily Real Estate Investments

6/30/2021
This is the first episode in what I'm calling my "Investment Series". I'll be discussing Multifamily Real Estate Investments using a deal I was involved in (now closed) as a case study. I'll be explaining the structure of that deal and how it impacted the numbers and their optics. Today I hope to provide some education to listeners with no or limited real estate investment experience and for those of you who are old pros, a high-level look at a deal that I found particularly...

Duration:00:29:42

Ep 51: Learn to Be Intentional and Establish Authority with Travis Chappell

6/23/2021
Connections are key. This is especially true when it comes to networking, developing a following, or creating a brand. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Travis Chappell, founder of Guestio and the Build Your Network podcast. While reaching out to people is inherently fraught with rejection, it is how businesses receive new clients and how podcasts book guests. Travis has spent years creating intentional and thoughtful relationships and he shares a few basic networking...

Duration:00:38:29

Ep 50: What You Don't Know Might Be What Makes You a Success

6/16/2021
Hosting this podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with guests from all walks of corporate and entrepreneurial life. They share with me, the secrets of their success, the things they wish they'd known, and the mistakes they've made along the way. While no one can ever be prepared for every situation in business or in life, hopefully the lessons my guests impart and their combined experience can help provide some guidance. SHOW NOTES:...

Duration:00:23:12