You Can’t Make All the Mistakes Yourself

Jessica Fialkovich

Jessica Fialkovich is the Co-founder and CEO of Exit Factor, which teaches entrepreneurs how to buy, build, and sell their small to midsize companies. She is a business expert, author, speaker, and small business advocate. When Jessica sold her first business a decade ago, she had no idea where to start. Fortunately, she was able to exit successfully and buy her next company — a business brokerage office. For 10 years, she has built the fastest growing and most successful business brokerage firm in the US, but realized that most business owners who decide to sell are not prepared.

In founding her education firm, Exit Factor, Jessica decided to pull back the curtain about how the business sales process works and give buyers and sellers the tools to successfully and profitably complete a transaction. She is an entrepreneur at heart and has successfully built and sold two startups along with her husband and business partner Al.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • What drove Jessica Fialkovich to start Decanted Wines
  • Jessica shares why she sold her wine business and what she learned from the experience
  • How Jessica bought a business brokerage firm
  • Jessica describes the process of writing her book and reveals a practical anecdote
  • Jessica’s speaking engagements — and the most impactful advice she has ever received
  • How Jessica works with her husband and leads like a woman

In this episode…

As an entrepreneur, the journey to success is often challenging as you encounter obstacles, make mistakes, and face your fears. So how can you facilitate this process effectively?

Jessica Fialkovich says you don’t have to try every strategy to find what works and what doesn’t. Instead, learn from other’s mistakes to make better decisions. This advice has helped Jessica successfully acquire, sell, and exit many businesses. Now, she’s developed educational resources to help entrepreneurs in their process.

In this episode of the Lead Like A Woman Show, Andrea Heuston is joined by Jessica Fialkovich, the Co-founder and CEO of Exit Factor, to talk about helping entrepreneurs sell and exit their businesses. Jessica also talks about her book, her speaking engagements, and the lessons she learned in her entrepreneurial journey.

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