Michael Blake is Host of the Decision Vision podcast series and a Director of Brady Ware & Company. Mike specializes in the valuation of intellectual property-driven firms, such as software firms, aerospace firms and professional services firms, most frequently in the capacity as a transaction advisor, helping clients obtain great outcomes from complex transaction opportunities. Mike is also a specialist in the appraisal of intellectual properties as stand-alone assets, such as software, trade secrets, and patents.
He has been a full-time business appraiser for 13 years with public accounting firms, boutique business appraisal firms, and an owner of his own firm. Prior to that, he spent 8 years in venture capital and investment banking, including transactions in the U.S., Israel, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.
Decision Vision is a podcast covering topics and issues facing small business owners and connecting them with solutions from leading experts. This series is presented by Brady Ware & Company. If you are a decision maker for a small business, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to listen to every Thursday to the Decision Vision podcast. For additional episodes, visit the Decision Vision library. Decision Vision is produced and broadcast by Business RadioX®.
What are the steps involved in raising angel capital? What traits are angel investors looking for in the founder of a startup? Noted angel investor and startup mentor Charlie Paparelli answers these questions and more in a wide-ranging interview with host Mike Blake. “Decision Vision” is presented by Brady Ware & Company.
What’s the role of the C-suite vs. HR in encouraging women in the workplace? How does the #MeToo Movement change how companies should support their women employees? Betty Collins, a Director with Brady Ware and host of the “Inspiring Women” podcast, answers these questions and more in an interview with Mike Blake, host of “Decision Vision,” presented by Brady Ware & Company.
What are the qualities of a great leader? How do you recognize deficient leadership? How do you fix it? Bob Turknett, Lyn Turknett, and Tino Mantella of Turknett Leadership Group answer these questions and much more in an insightful and wide-ranging interview with “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake.
What’s the value of entering a business plan competition? Should I spend the time and effort necessary to win such a contest? What are the benefits to participating even if I don’t win? Cory Hewett and Evan Jarecki, co-founders of Gimme, answer these questions and more as they are interviewed by “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake.
How do I learn to become a successful angel investor? What’s the involvement of an angel investor after writing a check? What distinguishes the angel investor community in Atlanta? Highly regarded angel investor Steve Walden answers these questions and more in a wide ranging conversation with Mike Blake, Host of “Decision Vision.”
What are the pitfalls of exporting to foreign markets? How do I develop international sales channels? How do I find distributors in other countries? Gene Plavnik of Heat Technologies, Inc. answers these questions and more in an interview with Michael Blake, Host of “Decision Vision.”
What is a captive insurance company? How can I use a captive insurance company both to manage my risks and control the cost of insuring those risks? In a conversation with “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake, Matthew Queen of Venture Captive Management answers these questions and much more.
What does the sales process look like? What steps does it involve and how long does it take? What’s the difference between an investment banker and a business broker? Roger Furrer, Director of Brady Ware Capital, answers these questions and much more in a interview with Michael Blake, Host of “Decision Vision.”
Workplace violence is a much more common phenomenon than some believe. What are the personality characteristics of someone who might initiate a workplace violence incident? How should you mitigate the risk of these incidents? Michael Blake, Host of the “Decision Vision” podcast, addresses these questions and more with workplace violence expert Bruce Blythe of R3 Continuum.
Most everyone would agree that it’s good to give back. But what’s the best way to give? Can giving become enabling or even toxic? Chris Gabriel has performed extensive research on philanthropy and individuals who are heavily philanthropic. He shares his insights with Host Mike Blake on this edition of “Decision Vision,” presented by Brady Ware.
How do you come to this decision? What are the factors you should consider? What’s the right way to close a business such that you’ll be able to live to fight another day? In a frank conversation with “Decision Vision” Host Michael Blake, Milas King of Davinci’s Pizza answers these questions and more.
What’s the difference between an incubator and an accelerator? Should I locate my business in an incubator? What are the factors I should consider? On this episode of “Decision Vision,” Host Michael Blake speaks with Sanjay Parekh, co-founder of Prototype Prime, on these questions and more.
How big is the problem of hacking worldwide? How do I protect my business? If I experience a data breach, what should I do? In this edition of “Decision Vision,” Charles Hoff, CEO of Data Security University, answers these questions and more in an important conversation with “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake.
What is an opportunity zone? How can operating within an opportunity zone help a business? With numerous opportunity zones across the country, what are the differences entrepreneurs and investors should be aware of? In this edition of “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake, interviews Vishay Singh, Co-Founder of The GlobeHUB, a coworking space located in an opportunity zone in Chamblee, GA.
It’s inevitable that business partnerships will dissolve, argues Bill Piercy of Berman Fink Van Horn, so partners need to prepare for the inevitable. In this episode of “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake talks with Piercy on how to prepare ahead of time, signs it is time to dissolve a partnership, and mistakes to avoid.
Startup investor and mentor Gordon Rogers speaks with “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake on the history and development of the Atlanta startup ecosystem, the pivotal role of Sig Mosley in this community, and the “Siggie Awards,” which honor Sig’s contribution and recognize other noteworthy Atlanta investors.
What is a quality of earnings report?
Why would I want one done for my business?
How does a quality of earnings report help as I’m getting ready to make an acquisition or sell my company?
These questions and more are answered in this episode of Decision Vision, as host Michael Blake, a Director at Brady Ware & Company, interviews Teresa Snyder, a fellow Director at Brady Ware & Company.
How do you assess the pros and cons of bringing a suit or defending against one?
How do you know “when to hold ’em and when to fold ’em?”
What’s the best way to work with your attorney in a lawsuit?
In this episode of Decision Vision, litigator Jessica Wood speaks with host Michael Blake, Director at Brady Ware & Company, on these questions and much more.
Michael Blake interviews Randy Domigan, Director of Brady Ware & Company, on different types of fraud, why a normal financial audit doesn’t usually detect fraud, and signs your business might be a victim of fraud.
In this interview with Decision Vision host Michael Blake, Angela Culver and Micky Long theorize that business success in coming years will be determined by a company’s ability to analyze the data they collect.