Bob Ward, President of Wardden LLC, Bob began his business career at a franchised car dealership, overcoming obstacles to learn and earn the required skills to become Controller, General Manager and then, minority owner of Tacoma Dodge in Washington.
A native of Seattle, Bob serves as a financial advisor and consultant to small business owners throughout the United States. He believes that your business should always be ready for expansion or sale, you should get paid for what you built and, when you decide to leave it, your company should continue to prosper. He believes in a Perpetual Business where there is Value, Continuity and Legacy. Wardden LLC Website
Russell Andrew started working at the local gas stations at 14yr old. He bought his first business at 22yr old, youngest ARCO dealer ever at the time. He went on to buy a second ARCO station 5 years later. At 30 years he old sold the first station, converted the second one to a ‘C’ store and bought a closed/boarded up gas station a few miles away and ran an auto repair garage business out of it. In 1986, he sold the Arco AM/PM, tore down the old Texaco building and built a small retail center on the property which he still owns today.
It gets better … he moved a few hundred miles north to Paso Robles, CA. In 1988 Russell rented a 4,000 sqft building and put all his stored auto equip in it and opened Paso Robles Auto Repair. He ran it for 28 years, and In January 2015 he turned the business over to his successor. He now works for the business doing all the bookkeeping and administration duties from his home office, part time 20/30 hrs month. He shares his succession process with you.
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