Business Talk With Chalfin

Please join Robert Chalfin during Business Talk with Chalfin as he speaks with business owners, experts, academics, authors, and other professionals on topics that are critical to your business and you.  Bob is an attorney, CPA, and a Lecturer in Management at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches graduate-level courses on acquiring closely held businesses and real estate entrepreneurship to MBA candidates. He has been the recipient of several Wharton Teaching Excellence Awards. He is an owner/investor of several closely held businesses, developed real estate, and has been the Court-appointed receiver and fiscal agent of several businesses. He is the author of the books, A Practical Guide to Selling a Business (2022), A Practical Guide to Buying a Business (2020), and Selling Your IT Business: Valuation, Finding the Right Buyer, and Negotiating the Deal. (2006). Mr. Chalfin is the CEO of The Chalfin Group Inc., a Metuchen, New Jersey-based firm that offers advisory services in connection with the purchase and sale of closely held businesses, strategic planning, and valuation.

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Episodes

6 days ago

During this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Zeke Hernandez, the Max and Bernice Garchik Family Presidential Associate Professor. at The Wharton School.
Zeke publishes pioneering research in two broad areas. In the first, explores how immigration patterns affect the investment choices, strategic decisions, and performance of firms in foreign markets. The linkage between immigration and economic growth in this first line of work has crucial implications for immigration policy. In the second area of research, he studies how firms strategically design corporate strategies through alliances, acquisitions, and divestitures to enhance their innovation and performance. 
His book, the Truth About Immigration, can be found on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Truth-About-Immigration-Successful-Societies/dp/125028824X

SBA Lending Considerations

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

Wednesday Jun 12, 2024

For this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Lisa Forrest, Head of Live Oak Bank’s Searchfund Lending, about SBA lending considerations.
Lisa Forrest is a seasoned banking professional with over 35 years of experience. Renowned for her expertise in SBA and Conventional lending products tailored to the unique needs of SMBs in the lower middle market, she specializes in guiding searchers and SMB acquirers through transactions of up to $25M in enterprise value.

Wednesday May 22, 2024

During this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks to Robert Herzog, the CEO and founder of ZogSports and ZogCulture.
After working as a consultant for a decade, Rob founded ZogCulture and ZogSports, two companies that focus on building real personal connections, caring communities, and a sense of play (whether at work or after hours). 

Thursday Apr 18, 2024

For this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Kevin Kaiser about value versus price. 
Kevin is Senior Director of the Harris Family Alternative Investments Program and Adjunct Full Professor of Finance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was Professor of Management Practice and on the Finance faculty at INSEAD since 1992.
Kevin’s research has focused on private equity, corporate restructuring and financial distress, more recently oriented around corporate governance and management for value creation. In addition to his research in academic and practitioner journals and newspapers, he has co-authored two books, The Blue Line Imperative, with David Young, and Becoming a Top Manager, with Michael Pich and I.J. Schecter.

Saturday Mar 23, 2024


In honor of the start of baseball season, this week's podcast episode of Business Talk with Chalfin is Baseball: How the National Pastime Paralleled US History with Tony Morante.
 
With a professional journey intertwined with the iconic Yankees franchise, Tony's expertise extends far beyond the confines of the diamond.
As the former head of the Yankee Stadium tours department and a proud inductee into the New York State Baseball Hall of Fame for his insightful book, Baseball, the New York Game: How the national pastime paralleled US History, Tony possesses a wealth of baseball knowledge that listeners are sure to find captivating.
 
 

Thursday Mar 07, 2024

For this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Lauren Knausenberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer of SAIC, a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation’s technology transformation, with annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees.

Marketing Analytics

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

Thursday Feb 15, 2024

During this podcast episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Thomas Vladeck, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Gradient Metrics and Recast.
 
Recast is built by scientists, for marketers and is committed to using the world’s most advanced techniques and technologies to solve the most important problems in marketing measurement.

The 2024 Wharton EtA Summit

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

Sunday Feb 04, 2024

For this podcast episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Billy O'Neill and Sean McIlroy, '23-'24 Club Board Co-Presidents about The 2024 Wharton EtA Summit
 
The Wharton ETA Summit brings together MBA students, search fund entrepreneurs, investors, faculty, and other participants in the ETA ecosystem to connect and exchange insights. This year’s conference will feature more networking opportunities and panel topics ranging from all areas of searching, investing, and operating.

Friday Jan 19, 2024

For this episode of Business Talk with Chalfin, Bob talks with Andrew Brenner, the Head of International Fixed Income at National Alliance Securities, about central bankers and the economy. Andrew is frequently interviewed on Fox Business, Bloomberg, Schwab, and CNBC.
 

SBA Loans - An Introduction

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

Thursday Jan 04, 2024

With over 35 years of SBA lending experience and the past 9 years focused solely on Mergers and Acquisition lending, Bruce Marks helps buyers finance lower middle market M&A transactions. Bruce works with financial buyers, searchers, and corporate buyers seeking financing for business acquisition transactions. He specializes in transactions with enterprise values between $3 and $8 million dollars and has closed over 1,200 SBA transactions.

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