Made in America Series

with Ari Santiago

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Tune in as leaders of manufacturing companies share with Ari Santiago how they overcame business challenges and found new ways to excel.

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Entrepreneurship, Acquisitions & EOS-Rich Milici Blackstone Industries

Rich Milici, Blackstone Industries and Ari Santiago, CompassMSP

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.

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