Episode 11

Published on:

8th Aug 2023

Lee Podolsky | Unlocking Growth: Why Being Acquired Can Be Part of Your Business Strategy

Growing your business is one thing, but growing it with a clear strategy is another. Today, we'll be discussing a growth strategy that involves acquisition. When most people hear about acquisition, they think about acquiring another company and merging it with their own. However, what we are going to talk about today is the opposite - being acquired. 

Being acquired can be a strategy for business growth. You may be wondering, isn't being acquired usually the ultimate goal, where you sell your business and move on? Well, not necessarily. Our guest today made the decision to be acquired as part of her business growth strategy.

On today's episode of Women Choosing Growth Podcast, Tina Sue interviews Lee Podolsky, founder and owner of Breakwater Accounting + Advisory. With over 25 years of experience in Accounting, Auditing, Marketing and Business Management, Lee has primarily worked with retail, non-profit, and professional service clients. 

She emphasizes the importance of being open-minded and learning from each thing that comes your way and how to pivot and highlights the importance of aligning mission and values when considering a strategy by acquisition. 

She explains that growing your business doesn't have to be a solo endeavor. There's a way to go out and be more strategic by acquiring, merging, or partnering with another group. It's about knowing where you want to go and what might fit and you don't have to grow just by yourself.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • How Lee founded Breakwater and what the company does.
  • Why being successful in growing a business requires being open-minded and learning from every experience.
  • The impact of an acquisition on all stakeholders, including clients and employees.
  • Why not all acquisition offers are a good strategy; and the reasons why it's important to be strategic about who you partner with.
  • How to know when to look for a partner.
  • And so much more…



Twitter: @breakwatercorp 

Instagram: @breakwateraccounting/ 

Facebook: breakwater accounting + advisory

LinkedIn: breakwater accounting + advisory corp

Lee’s LinkedIn

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About the Podcast

Women Choosing Growth
Welcome to the Women Choosing Growth podcast, your go-to show actionable advice to grow your business to be worth millions while sharing empowering stories of triumph and navigating obstacles from women entrepreneurs, industry experts, and thought leaders who have experienced the inevitable challenges that come with entrepreneurship.

Whether you're embarking on your entrepreneurial journey or seeking to elevate your business to new heights, our podcast is your ultimate resource hub, providing you with the essential tools, valuable resources, and a supportive community to foster your business growth.

I'm your host, Tina Sue, a lifelong entrepreneur and business growth advisor, and together, we'll crush a wide range of topics tailored specifically to the needs of women entrepreneurs. From effective marketing strategies to mastering the art of sales, from financial management to transformative leadership techniques, and from personal growth to professional development – we've got you covered.

Get ready to supercharge your business growth, work smarter, and build a business you will eventually sell form millions! This podcast is a must-listen for ambitious women entrepreneurs who are determined to thrive.

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