This week on the podcast is part 2 of our interview with Band Leader and Jazz Drummer, Carl Allen. Carl gives a lot of practical advice from his vantage point as a band leader and gigging drummer, and summarizes what he's learned from performing with many jazz greats throughout his career: from the importance of networking to the attributes and skills needed to succeed--beyond simply being a great musician.
Carl Allen: Drummer, Educator, Musician, Drummer: a conversation with Carl Allen
"The Players" Webcast
We had a blast talking about all things drums and drumming! ENJOY and be sure to check out Carl's website at: http://www.carlallen.comWith over 200 recordings to his credit, the gifted Milwaukee-born, New York-based drummer, sideman, bandleader, entrepreneur, and educator, Carl Allen’s profound and propulsive percolations provided soulful and syncopated support for nearly three decades.Born on April 25, 1961, Allen grew up on gospel, R&B, and funk, but later turned to jazz after hearing an LP by the legendary saxophonist Benny Carter. He studied with drum instructor Roy Sneider and band director Robert Siemele. His first hometown gigs were with sax greats Sonny Stitt and James Moody. Allen studied at The University of Wisconsin at Green Bay from 1979 to 1981, and transferred to William Patterson College in New Jersey, where he graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies and Performance.Allen joined trumpeter Freddie Hubbard a year before his graduation, served as his Musical Director for eight years, and recorded several recordings with the trumpeter including Double Take and Life Flight. Allen also played with Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Benny Golson, Jennifer Holliday, J.J. Johnson, Rickie Lee Jones, Sammy Davis Jr., Branford Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Lena Horne, Ruth Brown, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson, Mike Stern, Nellie McKay, Terence Blanchard, Phil Woods, Benny Green, Cyrus Chestnut, Joe Henderson, Billy Childs and many others. Allen’s phenomenal sideman discography also includes Jackie McLean (Dynasty), Donald Harrison (Indian Blues, Noveau Swing), Donald Byrd (A City Called Heaven), and Art Farmer (The Company I Keep).“Carl Allen is an international powerhouse. His sound and feeings have fuled the bands of Freddie Hubbard, Christian McBride and countless others as well leading his own projects. “– Joe LovanoPiccadilly Square (Timeless) was Allen’s first CD as leader, released in 1989, followed by The Dark Side of Dewey (Evidence), The Pursuer (Atlantic), Testimonial (Atlantic), and Get Ready, his 2007 Mack Avenue gospel/Motown accented debut release with co-leader, bassist Rodney Whitaker followed up by Work to Do (Mack Avenue Records) featuring Kirk Whalum.Education has always been part of my mission Allen says. Art Blakey taught me the importance of nurturing the next generation of musicians. “Every generation needs someone to help them get to the next level and this what I am hoping to do”. In May of 2012 Allen received an honorary doctorate from Snow College in Ephraim, Utah in Humane Letters.Allen is also an accomplished businessman. He co-founded Big Apple Productions in 1988 with saxophonist Vincent Herring, produced several recordings for several Japanese labels with future stars Roy Hargrove and Nicholas Payton. Several years ago he created Nella Productions which produces projects and developed an education component to the company called The New York Jazz Symposium where he runs workshops around the world on jazz. Allen has also produced recordings for pianist Eric Reed, Dewey Redman. Pharoah Sanders, Freddie Hubbard, Kris Bowers and guitarist Lage Lund, the winner of the 2005 Thelonious Monk International Monk Competition and many others totaling nearly 70 credits as a producer.Carl Allen’s multifaceted career provides the perfect template for what a modern musician should be. As Sid Gribetz of Jazz Times wrote, “more than just another fine drummer, Carl Allen has it all together as a bandleader, businessman, and producer, becoming a force in today’s jazz world.”Allen maintains an exhaustive schedule of recording, touring and teaching. He remains active as a sideman with Christian McBride and Inside Straight, Benny Golson and others. As a leader most recently leading The Carl Allen Quartet as well as The Art of Elvin, a tribute band dedicated to his two drum influences, Art Blakey and Elvin Jones was started after the passing of Elvin Jones in 2004.
Episode 130: Why Entrepreneurs Should Be Buying Businesses Rather than Starting Them with Carl Allen
The Other Side Of Potential
Carl Allen is a world-class entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker who has worked on more than 330 transactions worth close to $48 billion. In his nearly 30-year career, Carl has analyzed thousands of businesses, big and small, in 17 different countries across nearly every business sector, including technology, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods and services, business services, retail, professional services, finance, packaging, and corporate clothing. Carl first earned his reputation during his 16 years on Wall Street, working for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester, and Gartner. There he advised some of the world’s largest corporations on investments, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and restructuring, and helped hundreds of business owners raise both equity and debt financing. Until he almost missed the birth of his second son. That’s when Carl quit the rat race and began brokering (and eventually buying) businesses for himself. Today he is considered one of the world’s premier experts on buying and financing small business acquisitions. Carl founded Dealmaker Wealth Society (formerly Ninja Acquisitions) because he believes starting a business from scratch is certifiably crazy! He wanted to use his highly-specialized skill set to help others realize that their dream of self-employment didn’t have to be a long, hard, up-all-night slog with a 96% failure rate in 10-years. Carl is currently helping thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world buy existing, profitable small businesses that will immediately put money in their pockets. And best of all, he teaches them how to do this without using a dime of their own capital!What you’ll learn about in this episode:Get to know Carl and hear about his journey from Wall Street to Dealmaker Wealth Society.The life-changing moment when Carl’s fifth child was born.Insights into what a leveraged buyout is, a strategy Carl commonly used in Wall Street.What Carl learned about small businesses and why he was so drawn to work with them.The two things Carl does today: private equity partner and coaching.Trends Carl has seen with small businesses during COVID; many are flourishing.A story of Carl’s friend who pivoted his business and is now thriving.The change that has happened with small business succession: children want to go to college.Why Carl believes that entrepreneurs should not start businesses from scratch.Carl’s impetus for starting Dealmaker Wealth Society.Additional Resources:Website: https://dealmakerwealthsociety.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iamcarlallen/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dealmakerwealthsociety/Twitter: https://twitter.com/DealmakerWealthYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCcJzIkSSZxECZNtLG7GtegConfessions of A Dealmaker Newsletter: https://dealmakerwealthsociety.com/confessions-sign-up/ Buying Secrets: How to Buy an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money: https://www.amazon.com/Business-Giveaway-Acquire-Established-Acquirer-ebook/dp/B00UC6LRIGDiscount Code: trainwithcarl.com/othersideofpotential
Former Wall Street Investment Banker Carl Allen On Why You Should Buy Businesses To Fuel Growth And Profits
The Sell My Business Podcast
Episode 42 Former Wall Street Investment Banker Carl Allen On Why You Should Buy Businesses To Fuel Growth And Profits "I have a very big why for what I do that gives me all the fuel, purpose, and drive, to focus every day to make this happen." - Carl Allen Carl Allen is a world-class entrepreneur, investor, and corporate dealmaker who has worked on more than 330 transactions worth close to $48 billion. In his nearly 30 year career, Carl has analyzed thousands of businesses, big and small in 17 different countries across nearly every business sector, including technology, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing, aerospace, consumer goods, business services, retail, professional services, financing, packaging, and corporate clothing. Carl first earned his reputation during his 16 years on Wall Street, working for Bank of America, Hewlett Packard, Forrester, and Gartner. There he advised some of the world's largest corporations on investments, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, and restructuring, and helped hundreds of business owners raise both equity and debt financing. Carl founded Dealmaker Wealth Society because he believes starting a business from scratch is certifiably crazy. He wanted to use his highly specialized skill set to help others realize their dream of self-employment without the long, hard, up all night slog with a 96% failure rate in 10 years, according to the E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber. Today, Carl is helping thousands of entrepreneurs all over the world buy existing and profitable small businesses. The Sell My Business Podcast is brought to you by Deep Wealth. The Deep Wealth Experience has you learn the 9-steps of preparation in 90-days. At the end of the 90-days, you have a blueprint for optimizing the value of your business. You also enjoy the certainty that you capture the maximum value. SHOW NOTES Why Carl retired at 37 as a successful Wall Street investment banker doing multi-billion dollar deals How Carl got into the business of buying businesses and coaching other business owners The problem faced by the 10,000 baby boomers retiring every single day in the US How Carl solves the problem faced by retiring baby boomers Three common mistakes most business owners make How Carl differentiates himself from strategic buyers Why Carl hopes you work on the business and not in the business The perils of working in the business when it comes time for your liquidity event Why Carl prefers a business owner has a liquidity event advisory team, even if it means he pays more money when buying the business The power of the SBA 7A loan program when buying a business The three types of mindsets Carl looks for in a business owner when decided to buy a business The three filters Carl puts every deal through before deciding to buy and how this can benefit you when selling Why Carl thinks it's too dangerous to start a new business How a business can grow revenues and profits through buying other businesses The power of buying similar businesses to do a roll-out when it's time to sell your business Why businesses that have higher revenue and profits are easier to sell and sell for more The frightening statistics of failure rates for new businesses Why big companies buy smaller companies instead of starting new products, or services The power of coaching and why every business should have one or more coaches The system Carl uses to coach business owners interested in buying companies Why the pandemic is a great time to buy and sell companies The power of pivoting your business during the pandemic Carl shares examples of businesses that pivoted and profited Why Carl would have gotten into business for himself earlier than he did Carl talks about the importance of reading business books and autobiographies Why readers are leaders This podcast is brought to you by Deep Wealth. Are you thinking about a liquidity event? You have one chance to get it right, and you better make it count. The 90-day Deep Wealth Experience gives you the certainty to capture your maximum value. You'll master the 9-steps of preparation we created for our 9-figure exit. Click here to book your free call. Learn about the 9-Step Roadmap and how you can capture the maximum value on your liquidity event. Enjoy the interview! SELECTED LINKS FOR THIS EPISODE Dealmaker Wealth Society Carl's YouTube Channel Carl Allen on LinkedIn Training With Carl Allen The Deep Wealth Experience Book Your FREE Deep Wealth Exit Call This episode is brought to you by the Deep Wealth Experience. In the world of mergers and acquisitions, 90% of deals fail. Of the successful deals, business owners leave millions of dollars on the deal table. Who are we, and how do we know? We're the 9-figure exit guys. We said "no" to a 7-figure offer. Two years later, we said "yes" to a 9-figure offer. In the process, we increased the value of our company by 10X. During our liquidity event journey, we created a 9-step preparation process. It's the quality and depth of your preparation that increases your business value. After our 9-figure exit, we committed ourselves to level the playing field. The Deep Wealth Experience helps you create a launch plan in 90-days. Our solution is resilient, relentless, and gets results. Enjoy the certainty that you'll capture the maximum value on your liquidity event. Click here to book your free call. Learn about the 9-Step Roadmap and how you can capture the maximum value on your liquidity event.
Today we are excited to be joined by Carl Allen. Carl is the co-founder of Dealmaker Wealth Society and PROX Capital. He helps entrepreneurs acquire an existing business as an alternative to starting a business from the ground up. He is also a coach who helps entrepreneurs acquire other companies as a tool for growth. We had a great conversation and Carl's approach to acquiring a business as an alternative to starting your own was very intriguing.You can check out Deal Maker Wealth Society here:https://dealmakerwealthsociety.com/Check out PROX Capital here:https://proxcapitalgroup.com/We love to hear from our listeners, send us your questions, comments, and suggestions at email@example.com - we will answer your questions in a future episode.Thanks for listening,Bela and Mike--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/bela-musits/support
How To Buy A Business With No Money Down With Carl Allen
The Lucky Titan
Carl Allen is a world-class entrepreneur, investor and corporate dealmakerwho has worked on more than 330 transactions worth close to $48 billion.In his nearly 30-year career, Carl has analyzed thousands of businesses bigand small in 17 different countries across nearly every business sector, includingtechnology, pharmaceuticals, transport and logistics, engineering, manufacturing,aerospace, consumer goods and services, business services, retail, professional services, finance, packaging and corporate clothing.Carl first earned his reputation during his 16 years on Wall Street working for Bank of America, Hewlett-Packard, Forrester and Gartner. There he advised some of the world’s largest corporations on investments, mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring… and helped hundreds of business owners raise both equity and debt financing. Until he almost missed the birth of his second son… That’s when Carl quit the rat race and began brokering (and eventually buying) businesses for himself. Today he is considered one of the world’s premier experts on buying and financing small business acquisitions. Carl founded Dealmaker Wealth Society (formerly Ninja Acquisitions) because he believes starting a business from scratch is certifiably, BATSH*T CRAZY! He wanted to use his highly specialized skill set to help others realize their dream of self-employment didn’t have to be a long, hard, up-all-night slog with a 96% failure rate in 10-years*.Today he’s helping thousands entrepreneurs all over the world buy existing, profitable small businesses that will immediately put money in their pockets. And best of all — he teaches them how to do this without using a dime of their own capital!Links to promote: - trainwithcarl.com/theluckytitandealmakerwealthsociety.com
On today’s episode we talk with Carl Allen, a business broker, who helps buy and sell 10-15 thousand dollar businesses, about becoming a whole person through being rich in personal time. Carl also talks us through becoming an owner of your own business and his key takeaways
The $48 Billion Business Acquisition Expert Carl Allen
Building The Brand with James Burtt
This show is bought to you by the Ultimate Podcast Group Hosted by multiple iTunes Top 10 podcaster James Burtt https://www.instagram.com/jamesburttofficial/, Building The Brand is in-depth conversations with the entrepreneurs, founders, marketing and brand experts, PR specialists, CEO’s and CMO’s who have built some of the countries most successful companies and brands. On today’s show James dives deep into the amazing backstory and wisdom of Private Equity Investor and Business Acquisition Specialist Carl Allen. Carl is an entrepreneur, investor and dealmaker with almost three decades of experience buying and selling businesses. He’s enabled around 340 deals and done $48 billion in deals over the last 30 years and - as you will hear on the show - now he’s a Grandad he is just getting started. On the show you will hear: * What led Carl to move away from corporate life * What was the catalyst to Carl doing his first personal acquisition deal * How to buy businesses with none of your own money * Why starting a business from scratch - as Carl puts it “is bats*it crazy” * The importance of KPIs * How you can invest in a business without need to be the person who runs it * 3 ways to finance deals And Carl even shares how he ended up buying a business so he could spend more time with his much loved Burnley football club! Check out Carl’s Dealmakers Wealth Society http://trainwithcarl.com/buildthebrand ——————————————— Connect with James https://www.instagram.com/jamesburttofficial/ Read the latest blog https://medium.com/@ultimatepodcastgroup Join the Ultimate Podcast Community https://www.facebook.com/ultimatepodcasttraining/ Check out the Ultimate Podcast Agency https://www.ultimatepodcastgroup.com/ Check out Ultimate Podcast Training https://www.ultimatepodcast.training/
Carl is the founder of Dealmaker Wealth Society and is a corporate dealmaker who has worked in 330+ transactions worth $48 billion. Carl is an expert in buying, selling and even growing a business. In today’s episode, he will be sharing how he goes about each of these. Carl Allen Real Estate Background: Founder of Dealmaker Wealth Society He is an entrepreneur, corporate dealmaker who has worked on 330+ transactions worthed $48 billion Has advised Bank Of America & Hewlett Packard on investments & acquisitions His expertise is in buying, growing, and selling businesses Say hi to him at: www.dealmakerwealthsociety.com Best Ever Book: That Will Never Work Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co Best Ever Tweet: “There are only three ways to grow a business; organically, partnerships, or my favorite, by acquisitions” - Carl Allen