20 Oct Acquiring Minds: How to Survive Going from Hedge Funds to SMB Owner | Neil Finneran Interview
Six months ago, Neil Finneran bought a Mosquito Joe franchise resale. He bought small, less than $700k in revenue, which means some days he is out in the truck & spraying customer lawns. It’s a big change from his days at a hedge fund or as a CFO. He’s embraced it, and he actually thinks his years of finance experience give him an edge running an SMB. But there is still a learning curve going from the comfort of corporate life to being the operator of a blue-colllar business. Neil is still figuring that out — and with a smile. Fortunately he likes his new role, and he and I tease out what it is that makes some formerly-corporate people like SMB life while others can’t stand it.