The Avant-Garde Entrepreneur Podcast

by Trisha Bailey, Ph.D. 


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Trisha makes me want to do more and find more ways to serve people. I love her philosophy that it doesn’t have to be hard to be right. With her encouragement, I now am going to be taking brain breaks! Thanks Trisha! Can’t wait to hear more!"


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Quality information and relatable stories put together in a thought provoking way. Practicing E+R=O on a regular basis now."

"It doesn’t have to be hard!
I love that saying …doesn’t have to be hard. Go the path of least resistance. I am super intrigued to learn more about what social entrepreneur is and hearing from your guests to learn. In figuring out what direction to go next in my own career/business. Thank you"

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Is your business your mission and your mission your business? If yes, you’ve found your tribe! Join me weekly for stories, tips, and tricks for taking avant-garde, inspired action in your business so that you feel encouraged, equipped, empowered, and... unstoppable. 
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Do you think there is someone out there, anywhere in the world, capable of taking the torch of your hand and running with it to the next generation? Are you mentally prepared for that? Is everything in your social enterprise ready for a smooth succession? 

Today, I'm excited to talk about my merger experience and share my top 5 tips for business continuity and planning a smooth succession. After a process that took months to be completed, years of planning, and decades of preparation, I share the details of how I manifested this merger, how I decided it was the best moment for it, and how I sorted out the obstacles that got in the way.

At the core of every social enterprise is your social mission, and you must ask yourself: How long can you keep the pace that'll make your actions relevant for the cause you're fighting for?

Tune in and listen to episode 41 of Avant-garde Entrepreneur. You will learn the secrets of a successful merger, why you must plan for it, and how to do it. You will also hear my recommendations about having an intermediary, trusting the process, manifesting your wildest dreams, and more.

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • What makes you unique in your business (3:00)
  • A backstory of how this merger happened (6:10)
  • Start now, mergers take time (12:20)
  • Why having an intermediary can make the difference (19:00)
  • Dream big. Let the divine do its job (23:20)
  • Be transparent about your strengths and weaknesses (29:10)
  • Be ready and learn to let go (35:30)


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