Ryan Condie has started 8 businesses, bought 4, and sold 2. He owns a lead generation software company, an FBA business, and is the host of the “Let’s Buy a Business” podcast.
In 2014, he started a candy factory from scratch which can now be found in Sam’s Club, Walgreens, and thousands of other stores.
Ryan also spent 8 years in software sales at several tech unicorns but his passion lies with online businesses and helping sellers achieve life-changing events through their business exits.
Q&A with Ryan
What is the #1 mistake people make when selling their website?
Not planning far enough in advance and building the business to operate without the owner.
What drew you to make your career online?
The internet-connected the world and in my first online business, I remember the feeling of selling wallets to people in Australia and Austria the same week. Making that first $1 online forever changed me. It changed what I thought was possible and made me realize that there was an alternative path to the traditional career.
Did you always know that you were going to be an entrepreneur?
100%. I always had odd ways to make money and while growing up I gravitated towards my parents’ friends who were entrepreneurs. The idea that I could be my own boss and not clock-in has been my motivation.
What is the greatest benefit of helping people sell their online businesses?
It doesn’t matter the size of the sale, it is always life changing for the seller. I’ve built, bought and sold online businesses myself and understand the late nights, sacrifice and dedication to build a business. Selling at the right time for an entrepreneur is always life changing, no matter the amount.
If you could have just one superpower, what would it be?
Teleportation so I could see and experience the world/universe without going through TSA again.
What is the best bit of advice you ever received?
A mentor once told me that “Adventures only happen to the adventurous.”
If you could have dinner with just one person (they don’t have to be living still), who would it be?
Andrew Wilkinson, the Warren Buffett of internet businesses. He’s built the most amazing holding company through buying, building, and holding internet companies.