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In 2021, Talia Koren got an unofficial valuation of her meal-prep company, Workweek Lunch. She took it as a challenge to continue to grow — a decision she now regrets.
Mike McAlister, the founder of Array Themes, rejected acquisition offers until leading WordPress platform WP Engine came calling.
In a pre-Instagram world, co-founders Cori Sue Morris and Rebecca Loveridge launched Bitches Who Brunch, a brunch review lifestyle website for millennials.
Carol Tice wanted to help writers grow their businesses so she launched a community and educational platform that more than 1 million people read each year.
At first, Mathew Passy thought it was spam: Someone slid into his LinkedIn DMs looking to buy The Podcast Consultant. “I’m glad I didn’t just ignore it,” he said.
Christina Nicholson created a podcast database to help her PR agency but decided to sell after realizing her heart wasn’t in it.
This teacher subscription box company sent 1,000+ boxes out each month and generated an annual 6-figure profit — but the founder struggled to find the right buyer.
Dan Cooperstock gave his product away to non-profits for years before turning it into a profitable company. “I was very aware that I was running what’s called a lifestyle business,” he said.