Decision Vision

A Podcast
for Decision Makers

 

Hosted By

Michael Blake

 

Decision Vision Podcast with Michael Blake

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.

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What’s Decision Vision?

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 [email protected] 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®.

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Michael Blake | Jackie Hutter | Decision Vision Podcast Episode 1 | Brady Ware[ Episode 1: Should I Get a Patent? ]

Michael Blake interviews Jackie Hutter on when it may be best to forego the patent process, the steps in a patent process and the cost, how an entrepreneur should select and manage their patent attorney, and other key topics related to patents.

Michael Blake | Jim DeBetta | Decision Vision Podcast Episode 2 | Brady Ware

[ Episode 2: Should I Fire My Client? ]

Michael Blake, a Director at Brady Ware & Company and Host of the Decision Vision podcast, interviews Jim DeBetta on how to recognize when a client might be a bad fit, why it’s best to part ways, and how to do it gracefully.

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Michael Blake | Scott Burkett | Decision Vision Podcast Episode3 | Brady Ware[ Episode 3: Should Our Firm Have an App? ]

Michael Blake interviews Scott Burkett on the decision process for building an app, understanding the business problems an app will solve, working with an app developer, and more.

Anita Anand, JD | Decision Vision Podcast: Episode 4 | Brady Ware[ Episode 4: Choosing the Correct Business Structure ]

Michael Blake interviews Anita Anand, a Director at Brady Ware & Company on the decision process on a corporate form.

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Angela Culver and Micky Long | Decision Vision Podcast: Episode 5 | Brady Ware[ Episode 5: Should We Use Data Analytics in Our Business? ]

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.

Michael Blake and Jay Ruhm | Decision Vision Podcast Episode 6 | Brady Ware[ Episode 6: Should We Hire a CFO? ]

Michael Blake interviews Jay Ruhm on when to hire a CFO, what a good CFO offers a growing company, and whether there’s a role for the fractional CFO.

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Michael Blake and Randy Domigan | Decision Vision Podcast | Brady Ware[ Episode 7: How Do We Hire a Forensic Accountant? ]

Michael Blakeinterviews 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.

Joanna Cheng | Decision Vision Podcast: Episode 8 | Brady Ware[ Episode 8: Should I Hire a Recruiter? ]

Should I hire a recruiter?

What’s the best way to work with a recruiter?

Michael Blake, interviews Joanna Cheng on these questions and much more in this edition of Decision Vision.

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Jessica Wood | Decision Vision Podcast: Episode 9 | Brady Ware[ Episode 9: Should We Sue? ]

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.

Teresa Snyder | Decision Vision Podcast Episode 10 | Brady Ware[ Episode 10: Should I Have a Quality of Earnings Report Done? ]

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.

 

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Decision Vision Podcast Episode 11 | Gordon Rogers | Brady Ware[ Episode 11: The Atlanta Startup Ecosystem and the Siggie Awards ]

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.

Decision Vision Podcast Episode 12 | Bill Piercy | Brady Ware[ Episode 12: Splitting Up a Business Partnership ]

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.

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Decision Vision Podcast Episode 13 | Vishay Singh | Brady Ware

[ Episode 13: Opportunity Zones ]

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.

Decision Vision Podcast Episode 14 | Marc Borrelli | Brady Ware[ Episode 14: CEO Peer Groups ]

What’s a CEO peer group all about? Should I join one? What’s the return on the investment of participating in such a group? In this edition of “Decision Vision” host Michael Blake, interviews Marc Borrelli, Chair of Vistage Worldwide.

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Decision Vision Podcast Episode 15 | Charles Hoff | Brady Ware[ Episode 15: Data Security ]

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.

Decision Vision Podcast Episode 16 | Sanjay Parekh | Brady Ware[ Episode 16: Should I locate my business in an incubator or accelerator? ]

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.

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Decision Vision Podcast Episode 17 | Anita Best | Brady Ware[ Episode 17: Should I buy a franchise? ]

How do I decide on the best franchise?

What’s the process of buying the right franchise?

Why are true entrepreneurs not the best franchise owners?

Anita Best of Find Your Franchise, Inc. answers these questions and more on this episode of “Decision Vision,” with Host Michael Blake.

Decision Vision Podcast Episode 18 | Should I Close My Business | Milas King | Brady Ware[ Episode 18: Should I Close My Business? ]

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.

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Decision Vision Podcast Episode 19 | How Should I Engage in Philanthropy | Chris Gabriel | Brady Ware

[ Episode 19: How Should I Engage in Philanthropy ]

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.

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