Dr. Jeremy Weisz is the Co-founder of Rise25, a company that helps B2B business owners connect with their ideal prospects, referral partners, and strategic partners through a done-for-you podcast service. Dr. Weisz has been involved in podcasting for 11 years and was a senior producer for one of the early business podcasts; he assisted in putting all of their systems in place and helped them add volume, feature, and edify various business leaders.
Dr. Weisz has also been running the Inspired Insider Podcast since 2011. He has featured top entrepreneurs, founders, and CEOs of companies such as P90X, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, the Orlando Magic, and many more through video interviews. He also founded a nutritional supplement business and continues to run his own chiropractic and massage facility, Chiropractical Solutions & Massage.
In this episode of the Smart Business Revolution Podcast, John Corcoran is joined by his business partner and the Co-founder of Rise25, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, to talk about their acquisition plans. They share Rise25’s company values, their criteria for evaluating businesses to acquire, and their preferred revenue range.
Here’s a Glimpse of What You’ll Hear:
- [01:27] Dr. Jeremy Weisz discusses Rise25’s acquisition goals
- [02:59] Why a founder’s goals are important
- [03:41] What types of companies fit Rise25’s acquisition criteria?
- [06:30] How to get in touch with Rise25
Resources Mentioned In This Episode
- Rise25 contact email: [email protected]
- John Corcoran on LinkedIn
- Dr. Jeremy Weisz on LinkedIn
- Inspired Insider Podcast
At Rise25, we’re committed to helping you connect with your Dream 100 referral partners, clients, and strategic partners through our done-for-you podcast solution.
We’re a professional podcast production agency that makes creating a podcast effortless. Since 2009, our proven system has helped thousands of B2B businesses build strong relationships with referral partners, clients, and audiences without doing the hard work.
When you use our proven system, all you need is an idea and a voice. We handle the strategy, production, and distribution – you just need to show up and talk.
The Rise25 podcasting solution is designed to help you build a profitable podcast. This requires a specific strategy, and we’ve got that down pat. We focus on making sure you have a direct path to ROI, which is the most important component. Plus, our podcast production company takes any heavy lifting of production and distribution off your plate.
We make distribution easy
We’ll distribute each episode across more than 11 unique channels, including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. We’ll also create copy for each episode and promote your show across social media.
Cofounders Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran credit podcasting as being the best thing they have ever done for their businesses. Podcasting connected them with the founders/CEOs of P90x, Atari, Einstein Bagels, Mattel, Rx Bars, YPO, EO, Lending Tree, Freshdesk, and many more.
The relationships you form through podcasting run deep. Jeremy and John became business partners through podcasting. They have even gone on family vacations and attended weddings of guests who have been on the podcast.
Podcast production has a lot of moving parts and is a big commitment on our end; we only want to work with people who are committed to their business and to cultivating amazing relationships.
Rise25 Cofounders, Dr. Jeremy Weisz and John Corcoran, have been podcasting and advising about podcasting since 2008.
John Corcoran 0:00
Okay, today we’re talking about why we as a company, Rise25, are looking to acquire one to two podcast companies. In the next year. My guest today is my business partner, Dr. Jeremy Weisz, you know him from the Inspired Insider Podcast. He’s been podcasting for 15 years and an amazing podcaster. I’ll tell you more about him in a second. So stay tuned.
Welcome to the Smart Business Revolution Podcast where we feature top entrepreneurs, business leaders and thought leaders and ask them how they built key relationships to get where they are today. Now, let’s get started with the show.
John Corcoran 0:38
All right, welcome everyone. John Corcoran here. I am the host of this show. And you know, if you’ve listened before to my past episodes, we are so fortunate we get to talk to smart CEOs, founders and entrepreneurs of all kinds of companies, ranging from Netflix to Kinkos, Grubhub, YPO, EO, Activision Blizzard, LendingTree, Redfin, check out the archives, you can check out some of those previous episodes right there. And, of course, this episode’s brought to you by Rise25, where he help b2b businesses to get clients, referrals, and strategic partnerships with done-for-you podcasts and content marketing. And you can learn more about what we do at Rise25.com.
And in this episode, this is a special episode here today, where we’re going to be talking more reflectively, about what we do as a company, and specifically why we have set a goal of acquiring one to two podcast companies in the next year. And my guest, of course, Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Jeremy, we’re gonna be talking about this. And let’s talk a little bit about what we’re looking for the types of companies that we are looking for, and who is a good fit. Let’s start
Dr. Jeremy Weisz 1:36
there. Yeah, I know, when we think of who’s a good fit, we think of values first, right. And obviously, we’re looking for something in and around the something related to the podcasting space. Now, that could mean a cold outreach, that could be social media, that could be something specifically in that’s doing done for you podcasts, but values, we look at values, right, and Sandra, if you want to talk a little bit, we have a one of our we didn’t, we can’t claim that we came up with it, but one of our team members, writers came up with the acronym give back, and you can check it out at rise25.com/careers. But one of those is we would like values alignment with the company, you know, and one of those is to give back is giving others generosity. Another big one for us is accepting responsibility. And other one is keep learning, you know, obviously, we are in the podcasting space. So we want to keep continuing to from professional and personal development. And there’s others we can go on and on. But check them out on the careers page. So that’s one is a values alignment. Absolutely,
John Corcoran 2:48
Absolutely, that’s so important, in order to ensure that there is good integration of the two companies after we’ve done the acquisition. So that’s really important. We also want to know that we are acquiring a team that has been trained in systems and processes of some sort, you know, we don’t expect to be perfect. And then also, you know, there may be a founder who wants to stay on and wants to be part of a larger organization or company, and help us to move forward together and really become our goal, which is to become the number one b2b provider of podcasts, podcasts for b2b companies. And, and there may be some founders who want to move on, they got something else that they want to do. And that’s totally fine, too. That’s something that we would work out through the different conversations. But let’s talk Jeremy about some of the different criteria, what we’re looking for.
Dr. Jeremy Weisz 3:45
Yeah, I mean, I want to say to on that front, if you know, someone is, you know, send them our way, if it’s someone who’s looking to exit or sell their company, we’re fine either way. And we’ve had people come to us who they just want to move on to something completely different, they started a new business, or they have received some traction in something, and they just want to move on, or they just want to go to a different industry, or they actually want to stay on and continue to work. So either way is fine. Just we want to be clear with the person what what’s their preference, and how would that work and play out. But the criteria obviously helps b2b companies is a big one. Like that’s really who we’re focused in on is businesses. Right. So that is a big criteria. Another one is a company has been in business for a little bit, you know, we say greater than than two years. Some of the companies we talked to three, four or five. I mean, John and I have been each been podcasting and helping others in this for over a decade. And so we want someone who’s been doing it for a little bit, not just started up four months ago and decides I’m going to do something out. So they’ve been doing it for a couple of years.