It was a blast spending time with today’s #PoisedforExit guests, Sam and Peter Blankenship, owners and founders of Wahiwater. When we first met in 2018, I was one of the speakers for an event they attended and afterwards we chatted. We worked together for a while as they assembled their start up team, took a break as they raised capital, and now as guests on my show, I got to catch up and hear about everything that’s happened.
Being brothers, Peter and Sam knew in their college days that they’d be partners in business. Their strengths magically play off each other and are the epitome of an ideal partnership. Their first swing at business ownership was in the medical industry and they did very well. Eventually, they were acquired, but not without some tough lessons.
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Julie Keyes, a life-time entrepreneur and founder of KeyeStrategies, understands what keeps an owner up at night and the balancing act required to work both ‘in’ and ‘on’ the business. The firm’s mission is to help business owners increase enterprise value and prepare for a future exit.
Julie believes in providing outside perspective and mentoring, which made all the difference for her while spending years growing and improving her companies before selling and becoming a business adviser in 2011.