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The $4 Million Haircut

July 30, 2021 |  

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Sophie Howard built and sold a 7 figure Amazon e-Commerce business in less than two years. Here’s how she did it.

The Pivot

Andrew Yang had built Manhattan GMAT into an $11 million business when Kaplan Test Prep, an 800-pound gorilla in the education business, threatened legal action against his company.

How To Lose $200 Million

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Avoiding The Commoditization Rat Race To The Bottom

Jean-Eric Plamondon was in the scrap metal business where the stereotypical operator is a shady character buying metal by the ton with a blow torch in one hand and a wad of cash in the other.

Why VEEV Vodka Went for More Than 7 Times Revenue

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The Backstory Behind Dream Water's $34.5M Exit

David Lekach started Dream Water; a natural sleep aid bottled in a 5 oz shot similar to the famous 5-Hour Energy Drink.

Lekach built Dream Water up to almost $10 million in annual revenue before selling it to Harvest One, a cannabis company, for $34.5 million in cash and Harvest One stock.

How to Sell a 30-Person Consultancy for $162 Million

At age 36, Greg Alexander decided to start Sales Benchmark Index (SBI), a sales consultancy. Over the next eleven years, Alexander built the business to 30 employees who collectively generated about $30 million in consulting fees per year.

Why Cracker Barrel Paid $36 Million For Maple Street Biscuit Company

When Scott Moore’s job as a VP at Winn-Dixie was eliminated in 2012, he decided to start a restaurant with his friend Gus Evans in Jacksonville, Florida. They called it The Maple Street Biscuit Company and offered what they refer to as “comfort food with a modern twist.”

How a Cold Email to Apple’s Tim Cook Led to an 8-Figure Windfall

Andrew Gazdecki was born in Detroit and lost his father as a young boy. He and his Mom grew up using food stamps. In College, Gazdecki created an online marketplace for freelancers (think a tiny version of UpWork). He sold his online marketplace for $50,000 and said it “felt like a trillion dollars” at the time.

The Bait & Switch

Carrie and Dave Kerpen started Likeable Media, a social media agency, in 2006.

The business grew to more than 50 employees when the couple met for their annual partner’s retreat. The Kerpens realized their business had blossomed into a big success which they estimated was close to 90% of their net worth.