For this week's episode, I was thrilled to be joined by Brent Beshore, Founder and CEO of Permanent Equity.

Of the many conversations that I’ve had since launching my podcast, this one might cover the most ground: Among other things, we discuss the contrast between experienced vs. first-time CEOs, whether NOW is a good time to acquire a SMB, how to deal with difficult transaction advisors used by counterparties, what he’s learned about incentivizing management teams, how difficult it’s been to attract and retain blue collar employees of late, whether operators make good investors (and vice versa), and countless other topics.

Brent is a very thoughtful and articulate person, with many unique insights on investing in, running, and selling SMBs. Link is below, please enjoy!

Brent Beshore: The “Forrest Gump of Private Equity”