Andy Cagnetta: Give Back First

Do you want to buy or sell a business but have no idea how and what it takes to buy or sell one?

In this series of Championship Leadership, we had the pleasure to talk to Andy Cagnetta, a Recognized Speaker and Trainer in the subject of business sales, commercial real estate, valuation and negotiations, and CEO of Transworld Commercial Real Estate Florida.

He started out selling guitars and then scale up to either starting a small business or buying ones. After moving to Florida with his family, Andy decided to join Transworld Team and worked there before buying the company. Years after operating the business and with more than 200 offices worldwide, Andy is now set to help more buyers and sellers through his book Closing the Deal.

Andy Cagnetta will get us a preview of his book boiling down to all the things of what it takes to sell a business – how the market works, what the realistic expectations, evaluation, and processes.

These and more!!!! Tune in to this episode!!

In This Episode:

[1:50] What does Championship Leadership mean to Andy?
[2:28] Who is Andy Cagnetta and what brought him to where he is today?
[5:05] Closing the Deal Book
[10:42] His vision, future plans, and the impact he wants to make.
[12:20] A turning point inside of his life.
[16:47] Leaders that have influenced him. 
[21:41] Episode takeaways.

Important Quotes:

“Championship leadership is serving others right, so I think part of my job as a leader is to make others champions.”

“An educated consumer is our best customer.”

“Give back first.”

“If you want to be a leader, leaders get out there and roll up their sleeves and do things.”

“It doesn’t have to be paralysis by analysis.”

“Just got to motivate yourself to get out of bed in the morning and the second one is to ask for help.”

“It’s okay to ask for help, it’s okay if you’re not feeling mentally well to have help.”

About The Guest:

Andy came down to Florida in 1995. While looking to buy a business, he encountered a company named Transworld Business Brokers. He continued his search for a business, but was offered a position at Transworld as an agent. He joined the company and quickly became one of South Florida’s top performers.

Now over thirty-eight years old, Transworld Business Advisors is the number one business brokerage and an international Franchisor through a partnership with United Franchise Group. They have currently over 400 business brokers in the organization and have over 3,000 businesses for sale. They also have 120+ franchisees in the US and
several internationally.

Andy is a recognized speaker and trainer in the subject of business sales, valuation and negotiations. He has taught his self-authored negotiations class to associations, construction companies, media sales teams, government agencies, high school & university students.

His signature charity event “Andy’s Family Pasta Dinner” is in its 16th year and has raised over $1,000,000.

He is father to two – Rachel and Lauren. Andy and his wife, Allison, are Hollywood residents (Allison since 1970, Andy since 1994).





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