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Have you ever wondered why some businesses thrive and others take a nosedive? Most business owners don’t ever think about their exit strategy until it is too late. And why do some businesses exit for maximum value; others sell for pennies on the dollar; and some don’t sell at all? Welcome to Exit Rich, hosted by seasoned M&A advisor, Michelle Seiler Tucker, dedicated to helping you on a path to your next adventure, or retiring rich and exiting for the price that you’ve dreamed of and deserve. Even if you are not ready to sell now or still building to sell, Michelle’s guidance, expertise, and mentorship will open your eyes to the road to finding your desired exit.In this show, you will get an understanding of how to plan your ST GPS Exit(TM) and the different types of exits, how to build your business to run on all six cylinders, the ST 6Ps(TM), and how to maximize the dollar value of your company. From interviews with famous entrepreneurs, like Alec Stern, founder of Constant Contact, and Jeff Hoffman, founder of PriceLine, you will learn from those who have successfully scaled, exited before you, and moved on to start their next adventure. You will also learn about financial analysis, implementing a custom targeted marketing campaign while maintaining 100% confidentiality, screening and qualifying prospective buyers, negotiating deal structure and terms, providing support with pre-closing activities, overseeing and managing the due diligence process, managing closing activities and documents, and much more!The process of selling a business is a tough journey. It can be the pinnacle of a life of hard work and struggle and can open the door to a new way of life for you and your family. The successful sale of a business, a sale where you walk away delighted, is the result of managing multiple complexities and working through a myriad of potential pitfalls. It takes experience and a proven track record to navigate the minefield of selling a business. Keep in mind that 8 out of 10 businesses don’t sell! You need the dedication and the experience of a mergers and acquisitions advisor/broker like Michelle Seiler Tucker who has sold hundreds of businesses.As Founder and CEO of Seiler Tucker and the owner of numerous other successful companies, Michelle has consulted, and partnered with many business owners, investing her money, expertise, resources, time energy and effort in which to help her partners build their business to sell their business for their desired dream price. Michelle closes 98% of the offers she writes and obtains an average 20-40% above asking price; which is the result of her persistence and dedication to clients, and her expertise at growing and fixing businesses to achieve their full potential. Seiler Tucker Inc, is the leading authority on buying, selling, fixing, and growing companies.Her bestselling book, Sell Your Business for More Than It’s Worth, is a blueprint for anyone that wants to increase market share, become more profitable, and sell their business for top dollar. Her next book, Exit Rich, further expands on how to grow a business utilizing the 6 P’s and introduces her Build-To-Sell Blueprint. Steve Forbes states: “It is stunning that so many business owners end up leaving so much equity on the table when they want to cash out. That’s why this book will be a goldmine for these entrepreneurs.”The business landscape has changed so much in the last few years. Statistics show that a whopping 70% (out of a sampling of 26 million) of businesses go under even after operating for 10 years or longer. Business owners are forced to sell their business for many reasons, including unforeseen health or economic conditions. Regardless of the reason, knowing when to sell to get the highest price for your company is critical. You absolutely can exit rich, make sure your employees and your customers are taken care of, and continue your legacy. Join Michelle Seiler Tucker every week here to Exit Rich!

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Les Cookson, the owner of LUCIDArt, isn’t afraid of a challenge; he thrives on them. This two-time Shark Tank alum went from inventor with a dream to entrepreneur extraordinaire, building a business primed for a massive exit. But Les’ secret isn’t just about landing a deal but understanding the game of building and exiting businesses like a kingmaker. Dive into his experience and discover how he leveraged the show’s platform, the key turning points that transformed his creation into a thriving company ripe for a lucrative exit, and the strategies that made his business attractive to potential buyers. Les Cookson’s insights will equip you with the knowledge and strategies to exit rich. So, are you ready to take your business to the next level and unlock your exit potential? Learn from Les Cookson’s journey today!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Do you ever wonder if barefoot running is right for you, but you’re worried about hurting your feet? Then check out this interview with Steven Sashen, co-founder of Xero Shoes, a company that makes footwear designed to mimic the barefoot experience. Sashen, a former professional runner himself, talks about the benefits of barefoot running and how Xero Shoes can help you transition safely. You’ll also learn about his experience on Shark Tank, including the surprising request from Kevin O’Leary (spoiler alert: it didn’t involve money!). This episode is packed with valuable insights for runners of all levels, so get ready to ditch the bulky shoes and feel the ground beneath your feet!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Join us for another episode of the Exit Rich podcast as our special guest, David Allen, drops golden nuggets on personal and organizational productivity. One of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity, David’s 40 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach have earned him the title of personal productivity guru by Fast Company and one of the top 5 executive coaches by Forbes Magazine. His bestselling book, the groundbreaking Getting Things Done, and its methods, commonly known as GTD, spawned a movement with millions of practitioners and fans around the world.
Join us for another episode of the Exit Rich podcast as our special guest, Brian Shimmerlik, drops golden nuggets on entrepreneurship and innovation in the ever-evolving tech landscape. Brian Shimmerlik launched his first company at just 19 years old while at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Upon graduation, he worked in finance at J.P. Morgan, quantifying the firm’s interest rate risk and later valuing Emigrant Bank’s investments in venture capital and hedge funds. In 2011, Brian quit his career in finance and interned for the CEO of Conductor, a NYC- based Search Engine Optimization platform. Brian launched Vengo in 2012 and has led the Company for over a decade, leading all aspects including fundraising, strategy, management, and product. Vengo currently serves as a leading digital out of home media platform operating over 53,000 screens that reach 6 billion audited monthly impressionsLove the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
There are hunters around hunting for your creations, and you shouldn't let them take your ownership from you. But how can you protect your creation from people with unsavory intentions? Today, Michael Lechter, the Author of Rich Dad's Advisors: OPM: How to Attract Other People's Money for Your Investments--The Ultimate Leverage, talks about how you can build and protect your intellectual property. He also identifies some mistakes entrepreneurs make when it comes to intellectual property. He also touches on how entrepreneurs can protect themselves from working with the wrong attorney and getting cheated on. Step into this insightful conversation with Michael and armor your patent with his valuable ideas.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Small business success isn't just about what you sell today; it's about understanding your clients' future needs and staying ahead of the curve. In this week's power-packed episode, we have special guest Melinda Emerson, the renowned “SmallBizLady” herself and CEO of Quintessence Group—a marketing consulting firm that serves Fortune 500 brands that target small businesses. Join us as we discuss the world of small business success. Melinda shares the 12 P's every small business owner must master, the strategies for prioritizing your marketing efforts, the secrets to keeping your top list for business connections, and more. Tune in now and discover how to make your small business flourish.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
What’s catastrophic to your business is when you built it unsellable. To guide you into the path of building a sellable business, Michelle Seiler Tucker brought her compass to help you Find Your Exit in your business. In this episode, Michelle provides insights on how business owners can use the GPS Exit Model to exit rich from their business. She also enumerates the steps for building the GPS Exit Model. Now is the time to take action to build a sellable business. Join Michelle in this valuable episode and grab her compass to lead you to find your exit today. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Turn life's challenges into golden opportunities and make a difference in the world, just like Ben and Laura did with Jonas Paul Eyewear. In this inspiring episode, we hear the remarkable journey of Ben and Laura Harrison, the co-founders of Jonas Paul Eyewear. Their son, Jonas, who was born blind, sparked a mission to help not only him but countless other kids facing visual impairments. The couple shares how they transformed adversity into a thriving business that's making a difference in the lives of children globally. Tune in to a discussion filled with life-changing insights, strategies for entrepreneurs, and heartwarming stories of triumph. Ben and Laura are on a mission to not only create beautiful eyeglasses but to empower children to see the world in a whole new light.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Walking the path of entrepreneurship means having many doors shut on our faces, especially as women. How do we rise through all these tough times and find success? Listen to another episode of the Exit Rich podcast as our special guest Dr. Shellie Hipsky gives golden nuggets on successful entrepreneurship and leadership practices, and empowering women to follow their dreams. Dr. Shellie Hipsky is the CEO of Inspiring Lives International, the Executive Director of the Global Sisterhood, and the editor-in-chief of Inspiring Lives Magazine. She has also been honored with the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for serving over 4,000 hours of Volunteer Service by the President of the United States in 2023! Along with her many other achievements, Dr. Shellie is a force to be reckoned with and we can’t wait to learn more about her on today’s show!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
LIVE TODAY on Wednesday, October 4th at 12:00 pm (CST)! Listen to another episode of the Exit Rich podcast as our special guest, Janice Jimenez gives golden nuggets for achieving success and living your best life. Janice is an International Bestselling Author for the collaboration book Transforming Pain Into Purpose. Janice shares how her naivety cost her as she began her journey in real estate, and how it pushed her to learn the ropes. From the mistakes made starting her real estate journey to her calculated risks and involvement in the Filipino-American Chambers of Commerce, Janice takes us through how she transforms her pain into purpose. So, let’s explore this episode and be inspired by Janice’s journey to living her best life.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Congress recently passed the Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) as part of the National Defense Authorization Act to enhance national security, intelligence, and law enforcement efforts against money laundering, terrorism financing, and illicit activities. It does so by establishing a national registry of beneficial ownership details for "reporting companies." Although the CTA largely applies to foreign-owned shell companies, domestic companies should review the definition of a "reporting company" to confirm whether they qualify for any exceptions. Today, father-and-son duo Garrett Sutton and Ted Sutton give golden nuggets on this new law that nobody seems to be talking about. Garrett is a corporate attorney, asset protection expert, and bestselling author, while his son, Ted, is a licensed attorney. Tune in to understand the CTA better and save your company from unnecessary penalties.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
According to Deborah McPhee, a licensed Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Awareness Education Sponsor, 81% of women suffer sexual harassment, while men are under 50%. In many cases, most of the sexual harassment case goes unreported. Cases like this happen in any environment, like your workplace or at home. In another episode of the Exit Rich podcast, our special guest discusses sexual harassment law and how it can crush small businesses. She also provides insights on the difference between online training and hiring coaches like Deb in conducting sexual harassment training in your organization. Learn to protect everyone around you from harassment, and let’s get onto this episode today.  For more information, you can visit her website at or call 312-533-1994Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
The term “artificial intelligence” came around the 1950s. Since then, it has bloomed into something that may or may not replace many people in many industries. In this episode, the CEO of Accelerant Agency, Jordan Wilson, delves into the power of generative AI brings into our daily lives. He also demonstrates how you can utilize ChatGPT correctly so you won’t have to deal with AI Lying. Jordan also shares seven tools that will definitely provide so much value in your life. We touch so many points to expand your understanding of generative AI. So, let’s open our doors into the future, and we won’t be left behind as many businesses advance into the modern world.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
You make failures along your journey to success. That is what today’s guests showcase as they grace this episode with wisdom. Mitch And Maeli Nelson, Real Estate Investors, Entrepreneurs, and Educators, join the Exit Rich podcast! They completed hundreds of fix-and-flips and amassed a multi-million-dollar rental portfolio that spans the United States. This power duo emphasizes the value of education and Mindset to Millions in navigating your real estate journey. With their proven expertise, Mitch and Maeli unveil their secret to becoming a real estate millionaire. Tune in to this episode because there are so many tips Mitch and Maeli share that you don’t want to miss.  Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
LinkedIn is more than just another app — it’s a platform that has the power to supercharge your career and connections. Elevate your online presence, open doors to new opportunities, and redefine success on your terms. In this episode, get ready to dive deep into the world of LinkedIn profile optimization with Donna Serdula, founder of Vision Board Media,, and Author of "LinkedIn Profile Optimization For Dummies.". Today, Donna Serdula takes you on a journey through the intricacies of creating a LinkedIn profile that tells your unique story. Learn the strategic use of keywords, eye-catching headlines, and compelling sections that make you stand out in the crowd. Tune in now!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
LIVE on 'Exit Rich' is Dr. Amanda Barrientez, known as "The Mindset Healer" and the founder of Inner Power Daily™, an international best-selling author, and the host of the top 2% globally rated podcast called Inner Power Entrepreneur. She dives into the formula for harnessing an entrepreneur's inner power to attract success in business, highlighting consistency as the critical ingredient to ensure good results. She also shares tips on how entrepreneurs can change habits that do not lead to any growth. Dr. Amanda's superpower is helping you get unstuck, get aligned, and get what you want by tapping into your Inner Power. So tune in to this episode now to witness the start of your transformation!Dr. Amanda’s Free Science-Based 3-Video Course: Learn 5 Strategies to Reprogram Your Mindset to Magnetize Opportunities www.InnerPower101.comFree Book Chapters of Dr. Amanda's International Bestselling Book with 100+ Journaling Questions to Help You Breakthrough Unconscious Money Blocks:www.IAmAMoneyMagnetBook.comCheck Out the Free 7-Day Trial of the Inner Power Daily™ Membership - a Short Daily Dose of Inspiration, Journaling, and Meditation to Power Yourself Up to Succeed as an Entrepreneur:
What makes a good salesperson? What attracts more sales, customer, and employee satisfaction to become successful? This is why you shouldn’t miss this episode because Stacy Hall, known for her ground-breaking social media marketing program, “Go for Yes,” reveals her secret which sets many managers to success in developing great salespersons. Selling from Your Comfort Zone and aligning your marketing are some of the tips Stacy shared in this episode. She emphasizes how helpful the three parts of the Alignment Marketing Formula are in selling. If you follow Stacy’s expertise, you will notice the number of sales is increasing. Get your pen and paper and tune in to this insightful episode today.  You can keep up with Stacey and get more information about her and her books at the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
Here is another episode of the Exit Rich podcast you won't want to miss!Don't miss the chance to attend the special reunion of famous co-authors Michelle Seiler Tucker and Sharon Lechter exactly one year after the release of their important book 'Exit Rich!' Sharon is not only a best-selling author but an international speaker, mentor, philanthropist, and CEO of her company, Pay Your Family First! Sharon and Michelle's valuable insights shed light on effective strategies for business owners to optimize their businesses and make them more marketable. It is important to have work for hire agreements for your business. Outsourcing every aspect of your business has downsides. Tune in to today's episode and experience the incredible expertise of Michelle and Sharon!Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
There is more to writing a book than just sharing your story and/or expertise. When leveraged the right way, it could lead to building and growing your business. This episode features special guest Anna David, a New York Times best-selling author of eight books, founder of Legacy Launch Pad Publishing, and a 3x TEDx speaker. She joins Michelle Seiler Tucker to share her insights on using books to establish authority and generate leads. Before that, Anna tells her personal journey, highlighting her childhood, journalism career, and path to sobriety, which inspired her book, Party Girl. She then dives into the challenges of traditional publishing, the value of writing with a clear purpose, and the benefits of outsourcing the writing process. Giving entrepreneurs a helping hand, Anna lets us in on the amazing services Legacy Launch Pad offers—from writing down to distribution. So listen and learn about how your business can build authority from just a book. This is an episode you won’t want to miss! #ExitRich #Business #Businessowner @annabdavidLove the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!
We live in a very busy world that it becomes so easy to lose ourselves in our work. It is time to come back to ourselves and reinvent life the way we have always wanted. In this episode, Sheila Mac, the author of Boot Straps & Bra Straps, offers valuable insights on finding that balance between business and personal life. With her BOOTS Formula, she talks about how to bounce back and take action after hitting rock bottom. Sheila then delves into maintaining balance in one's personal life while pursuing financial freedom. She offers strategies for prioritizing spending and making conscious choices that align with long-term financial goals while enjoying a fulfilling social life. Tune in to this episode to gain valuable insights from Sheila’s personal and professional experiences and learn how to apply the BOOTS Formula to overcome setbacks, achieve financial stability, and find a renewed purpose in life.Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share!