089: Take the Entrepreneurial Leap the Healthy Way with Kevin McArdle

 

 

“If the only thing in your life is your business, there’s a tendency to want to work on it all the time which is not necessarily the most healthy thing in the world.” -Kevin McArdle

 

In this episode, Jay connects with Kevin McArdle, founder of SureSwift Capital.  

Kevin’s company buys bootstrapped, successful SaaS businesses and then manages them as a holding company.  They usually buy companies from software developers that are working on their business as a side hustle. Some interview topics include: stripping down your business model to core functions, ignoring the haters, high-stakes entrepreneurial leaps, aligning with one’s niche, don’t overcomplicate your business, navigating culture change, managing a remote work force, and so much more.

 

Episode Highlights:

02:08 How SureSwift Capital Move
11:35 Why People Sell Their Biz
17:11 Taking The Leap 
23:24 Niche Down and Never Declare Victory
28:32 How Couples Can Become a Good Team
31:58 What’s Important When Nobody Cares
38:40 The Distinguishing Factor of a Holding Company 
42:50 Navigating Culture Change

 

 

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Inspirational Quotes:

  • “You really don’t know the business until you’re in and running it.” -Kevin McArdle 
  • “Couples can either really support each other and lift each other up or be pretty sabotagy unintentionally and cause extra problems for themselves.”
  • “…one of the blessings of taking the leap as a person with a family- you don’t get to work on your business all the time…if the only thing in your life is your business, there’s a tendency to want to work on it all the time which is not necessarily the most healthy thing in the world.” -Kevin McArdle
  • “Having a good business doesn’t mean you’ve got a permanent gold star stamped on your head… what you do professionally is… way, way less important.” -Kevin McArdle
  • “We’re not brain surgeons; almost anything can wait until tomorrow…  It’s really important to me that everybody on our team has that ‘work life balance’.” -Kevin McArdle

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