1. Start, Scale, Step Back: The Business Owner's Transition With Laurie Barkman Elliot Kallen 27:16

Stepping out of a business is a formidable challenge, fraught with emotional and pragmatic hurdles. After all, when you have poured everything into building something, it’s an almost impossible undertaking to leave it all behind. In this episode, Elliot Kallen brings on Laurie Barkman, author of The Business Transition Handbook, to discuss the intricate journey every entrepreneur faces: the path from birthing a business idea to the emotional and pragmatic challenges of selling and transitioning into Retirement. They discuss the essential role of an advisor, the hazards of not being adequately prepared for transitions, and the significance of charitable considerations post-sale. Tune in and learn how to start, scale, and step back!

Elliot Kallen Wealth Manager | Registered Principal

For more than three decades, Elliot has provided customized wealth management solutions for entrepreneurs, business owners, retirees, and millennials.

Elliot and his wife, Tammy, are passionate about giving back to the community through their 501(c)(3) foundation, A Brighter Day. Through his partnership with A Brighter Day Charity, the Kallen family has helped local teens and young adults recognize and access resources to cope with the risks of stress and depression.

He enjoys spending his free time with his family. Some of his hobbies include cooking, wine, golf, travel, and studying history.

He lives in Lafayette, California with his wife, step-daughter, and grandson.