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Entrepreneurship, Acquisitions & EOS-Rich Milici Blackstone Industries

May 17, 2024

Rich Milici, President &CEO of Blackstone Industries wanted to control his own fate after his job was moved to another state - so he started his entrepreneurial journey.


In 2013, Rich purchased Blackstone Industries, a group of brands that manufacturers tools for artisan markets. With 3 brands that are over 100 years old, he knew this would be a strong building block for growth. 

Ari and Rich talk about the initial purchase process and Blackstone's M&A aspirations. Then they go deep into the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), which Rich says changed everything!   

If you're looking to be an entrepreneur, or a business owner that wants to gain more control over your business operations, this is the episode for you.

Rich's favorite books: Benjamin Hardy - The Gap and the Gain, Who Not How, 10x is easier than 2x.

Rich Milici, Blackstone Industries
Website: https://blackstoneind.com/ 
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/blackstone-industries/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlackstoneIndustriesLLC 
Rich's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-c-milici-jr-34543524/ 

Ari Santiago, CEO, CompassMSP
Company Website: https://compassmsp.com/ 
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/compass-msp/ 
Podcast Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MadeinAmericaPodcast
Podcast LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/made-in-america-podcast-with-ari
Podcast YouTube:  https://youtube.com/c/MadeinAmericaPodcastwithAri
Company LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/compass-msp/ 
Ari's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/asantiago104/

Podcast produced by Miceli Productions: https://miceliproductions.com/ 
Podcast executive production by Gael Communications: https://www.gaelcommunications.com/ 

Rich and Ari discuss:
Core Values
Business relationships

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