TMBA391: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

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Just over a year ago, Dan and Ian profiled a productized bookkeeping business called the Bean Ninjas.

A lot has happened since that episode aired. In particular, the founders of that company, Ben McAdam and Meryl Johnson, have decided to part ways.

This episode is an exploration of what happens when a business partnership ends. You will hear the reasons why Ben and Meryl decided to break up, and how they were able to reach a mutual understanding about buying each other out.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How both Ben and Meryl knew that they were starting to have some issues. (4:32)
  • Why it’s important to separate ownership from your role in the business. (9:17)
  • How they went through the initial decision to dissolve their partnership. (19:10)
  • What the negotiation process looked like. (28:21)
  • How the business has changed since the buyout. (38:29)

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