The Avant-Garde Entrepreneur Podcast

by Trisha Bailey, Ph.D. 


"So inspiring!
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!"


"So good! 
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 pretend you fully understand what's happening in your enterprise's books just because you are too embarrassed to ask?

Today, I'm thrilled to welcome John Geiwitz to the show. John is an award-winning Business Broker with over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, passionate about helping people buy and sell all kinds of businesses. 

Being a social entrepreneur implies that we wear many hats, multiply ourselves, and put down all kinds of fires. Yet that doesn't mean we MUST know all about everything. Understanding our books and income statements is crucial to make a bigger impact, and if we want to understand them fully, it's okay to ask a professional for a helping hand. 

In the first part of this two-part series with John, you'll learn about the common mistakes most social entrepreneurs make when starting their businesses, why it is essential to learn about an enterprise's finances, and the best ways to do it. You'll also hear John's best advice for newcomers to the social entrepreneurship space, some of the best leadership practices, and more. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • A bit about John's background, credentials, and expertise (2:26)
  • Social entrepreneurs' most common mistakes and how to avoid making them (9:40)
  • The best ways to learn more about your books and income statements (13:15)
  • What would John do if he had to start a business today (21:39)


Connect with John:

John Geiwitz’s Website 


Email: [email protected]



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