We value your company #23: Stages of business (John Barnes, Pendleton Street Advisors)

John Barnes was locked out of his office and his earphones refused to work. Luckily, we didn’t let this get in the way of a great podcast! Thanks to his work with founders in the United States in terms of exit planning and other services as part of his business Pendleton Street Advisors, John has plenty of knowledge to share.

In this bizval podcast hosted by The Finance Ghost, topics covered included:

  • The various stages of businesses and how Pendleton thinks about business needs at different points in that journey.
  • How long it takes to create a valuable business – with limited exceptions.
  • Capital raising environments across different markets (and even regions within the United States) and how this differs based on stage of business and risk tolerance.
  • Required rate of return and why it is so important that more founders and investors understand this concept.
  • The importance of looking at your company in the same way that an investor would, recognising the essential metrics and the right way to explain them.

To connect with John, you can visit the Pendleton website or connect with John Barnes on LinkedIn.