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From Startup to Exit, Navigating the Entrepreneurial Journey with Joe Gitto

Joseph Gitto, CFP®CEPA,CSA, is an accomplished senior Finance, Sales and Operational Executive, Entrepreneur, Coach, Thought Leader, and Board Member with more than 25 years of success in various industries. Leveraging extensive experience in finance, sales, marketing, and operations, Joseph is a valuable asset for growing businesses that are seeking expert assistance with raising capital, developing sales and marketing strategies, business and strategic planning, developing financial controls, reporting and oversight as well as leadership team development. Joseph’s broad areas of expertise include business development, forecasting, planning, P&L management, marketing, and key partnership building.

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Key Points from the Savvy Broadcasting Episode with Joe Gitto:

1. Introduction to Entrepreneurship: Joe Gitto shares insights into the world of entrepreneurship and the importance of proper planning.

2. Neglected Retirement Planning: Small business owners often overlook retirement planning, and Joe discusses the consequences of this oversight.

3. Partnership Challenges: Joe talks about his personal experience with a partnership that didn't go as expected and the valuable lessons learned.

4. Impact on Relationships: Exploring how proper exit planning can potentially prevent business-related stress from affecting personal relationships, including marriages.

5. Starting as an Entrepreneur: Joe provides advice for aspiring entrepreneurs and those looking to start their entrepreneurial journey.

6. Blue Sky Exit Planning: The story of Blue Sky, which began in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how they assist businesses with exit planning.

7. Resource Information: Encouragement to visit Blue Sky Exit Planning's website for more information on their services.

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