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THE EXIT CLUB podcast is all about what happens once the papers are signed, the deal is done, and life after exit begins. Each week, host Laura Rich talks with successful entrepreneurs across a range of industries about how they navigated the aftermath of an exit. THE EXIT CLUB pulls back the covers on this final stage of the entrepreneurial journey, sharing stories of grief and triumph.
Veteran journalist and serial entrepreneur Laura Rich exited her business in February 2017. She is also the author of the Paul Allen biography The Accidental Zillionaire and a former columnist for the New York Times.
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In 2014, Heidi Ganahl sold her doggy daycare chain Camp Bow Wow to Veterinary Centers of America for $20 million. She hit her goal on sale price, but, like many entrepreneurs, encountered challenges post-sale when other executives became involved in decision-making. On this episode, Heidi shares with Laura about the painful road to launching the business, navigating through finding the right advisors for the sale process, and the steps she took to accept the change in control of her business.