Think Like an Owner

By Alex Bridgeman

This show seeks out conversations with business owners and private investors to learn how to acquire and run small companies, with a special focus on search funds, micro private equity, and permanent capital. Episodes released weekly. Learn more at alexbridgeman.com.

  1. 1.
    Heather Endresen - SBA: Government’s Strategic Loan Program for Entrepreneurs - Ep.86
    56:09
  2. 2.
    [Re-Run] Collin Hathaway – Investing and Operating in Home Services – Ep. 85
    1:00:17
  3. 3.
    Paul Yancich & Daniel Eisen - Taking Inspiration From Constellation and Leveraging a Long Time Horizon - Ep.84
    55:18
  4. 4.
    Badge Stone - Earning His Badge and Making His Mark in Search Fund Investments - Ep.83
    1:01:00
  5. 5.
    Andrew Sohn & Michael Novielli - Running an Education Business in China - Ep. 82
    54:01
  6. 6.
    Announcing: The Operator’s Handbook with a Special Interview by Tim Ludwig
    47:02
  7. 7.
    Reg Zeller - Quitting Corporate to Roll Up Foundries - Ep. 81
    56:56
  8. 8.
    Mia Jackson - Applying Experience and Passion in Health Care - Ep. 80
    46:56
  1. 9.
    Craig Fuller - Acquiring Flying Magazine and Building a Media Playbook - Ep. 79
    1:00:11
  2. 10.
    John Rood - Business Building is System Building - Ep. 78
    49:21
  3. 11.
    Peter Bell - Growing an Emergency Equipment Distribution Business - Ep. 77
    55:13
  4. 12.
    Brent Beshore - Building and Growing a Competitive Advantage at Permanent Equity - Ep. 76
    45:48
  5. 13.
    Peter Kang - 15 Years In And Just Getting Started - Ep. 75
    49:44
  6. 14.
    Dave Waters - Lessons from Investing in Small Public Companies - Ep. 74
    1:00:16
  7. 15.
    Nick Fedele - Death, Taxes, and Stuff Goes Sideways - Ep. 73
    49:43
  8. 16.
    Tony Cappaert - “Every Company is Underpricing” - Ep. 72
    49:06
  9. 17.
    Manny Saxena - Buying Into the World of Commercial Sweeping - Ep. 71
    49:05
  10. 18.
    RE Miniseries Part 3: Chris Powers - Boring Businesses and Industrial Real Estate - Ep. 70
    30:53
  11. 19.
    RE Miniseries Part 2: Moses Kagan - How Business Owners Should Invest in Residential Real Estate - Ep. 69
    50:07
  12. 20.
    RE Miniseries Part 1: Nick Huber - Operating a Moving Company and a Self-Storage Portfolio - Ep. 68
    40:05
  13. 21.
    Eric Factor & Austin King - Operating in the Crane Business - Ep. 67
    50:12
  14. 22.
    Sam Rosati - An Incubator, Conference, and a Business Sale - Ep. 66
    44:07
  15. 23.
    Elliot Epstein - Running a Model Aircraft Business - Ep. 65
    1:15:57
  16. 24.
    Chase Murdock - Buying Not Boring Businesses - Ep. 64
    54:08
  17. 25.
    Victoria Sylvester - Growing a Training Company with a Global Focus - Ep. 63
    54:42
  18. 26.
    Steve Ressler - How to Invest in Search Funds - Ep. 62
    52:09
  19. 27.
    Palmer Higgins - Removing Sales Roles at Mainely Grass - Ep. 61
    29:26
  20. 28.
    Jason Hill - Benefits to Making Food a Stronger Priority at Work - Ep. 60
    23:00
  21. 29.
    Justin Vogt & Ed Redden - Creating a Long-Term Holdco at Evermore Industries - Ep. 59
    58:01
  22. 30.
    Deepa Talwar - From Silicon Valley to Searching on Main Street - Ep. 58
    53:42
  23. 31.
    Ross Brendel - Investing in Permanent Capital Vehicles - Ep. 57
    49:54
  24. 32.
    Ayo Phillips - Small Company Firefighting - Ep. 56
    53:09
  25. 33.
    Mark Valdez - From a16z to Eads Bridge Holdings - Ep. 55
    45:29
  26. 34.
    Mark Hunter - Lessons from a Career in Micro Private Equity - Ep. 54
    1:06:51
  27. 35.
    Kelcey Lehrich - Building an E-Commerce Portfolio - Ep. 53
    40:08
  28. 36.
    Ryan Callaghan - Oilstop’s Customer-Focused Culture - Ep. 52
    43:50
  29. 37.
    Rob LaBonne - 6th Gen Family Grocery Store and Self-Storage - Ep. 51
    51:23
  30. 38.
    Jason Hill - Growing a Custom Countertop Business - Ep. 50
    1:00:41
  31. 39.
    Nick Haschka - Buying Small - Ep. 49
    48:24
  32. 40.
    Mike Botkin - First 30 Days in a Small Landscaping Business - Ep. 48
    54:49
  33. 41.
    John Wilson - Growing the Family Plumbing Business - Ep. 47
    59:29
  34. 42.
    Bill D’Alessandro - Acquiring and Scaling E-Commerce Brands - Ep. 46
    45:13
  35. 43.
    Matthew Hinson - Acquiring Orthopedic Surgery Practices - Ep. 45
    52:37
  36. 44.
    David Krock - Operating for Serendipity - Ep. 44
    52:59
  37. 45.
    Palmer Higgins - Moving to the Operating Side - Ep. 43
    51:22
  38. 46.
    David Johnson - Building a Jeep Ecommerce Business - Ep. 42
    53:08
  39. 47.
    Brandon Laughridge - Blending Real Estate and SMBs - Ep. 41
    55:16
  40. 48.
    Matt Estep - Picking Low Hanging Fruit Off the Ground - Ep. 40
    49:00
  41. 49.
    Aaron Green - The CEO Role in a Growing Company - Ep. 39
    45:29
  42. 50.
    Mitchell Blackmon - Operating and Growing a Chimney Service Business - Ep. 38
    47:39

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