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Can you capture lightning in a bottle ... twice? Nellie Akalp may be on the way to doing just that, so you'll want to tune in to hear her story.
From starting her first business during law school in a two-bedroom apartment with her husband, to selling it to Intuit for a v-e-r-y- comfortable "never-have-to-work-again" (undisclosed) sum, to starting a new business in a similar industry, Nellie shares the ups, downs, and lessons learned the second time around.
Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur …
Keep it clean. One of the things that made Nellie's first company so attractive to Intuit was that the books were "clean" and in order, and that the company carried no meaningful debt. That's a huge selling point for acquirers--not just your gross revenues.
Have some vision for what's next. Even if you don't want to--or don't feel you have the skill set to--shepherd the company into the next phase, create a business plan that projects a few years into the fut