Are you running your farm like the financial asset that it is? 

On today’s episode of the Thriving Farmer Podcast, we are joined by Ryan Tansom who is the founder of Arkona and the Intentional Growth Podcast. He teaches business owners how to view and run their company like a financial asset through The Intentional Growth Framework, fractional CFO services and strategic planning. His mission is to help entrepreneurs enjoy their work, create wealth and make an impact.

Tune in to hear all about Ryan’s amazing entrepreneurial journey, how he accomplished what he’s accomplished, and where he’s “growing” next!

In this episode, you’ll hear…

  • The story behind his business name Arkona 1:35
  • How Ryan got started in entrepreneurship 3:30
  • About what Arkona provides 11:47
  • How Ryan goes about team building 21:00
  • How Ryan manages to get a team to be on the same page 25:22
  • What Ryan’s advice is for someone in a family business that is dealing with strife 30:03
  • What Ryan means by “equity growth” 41:23
  • Where you can find out more about Ryan and his work 46:54

About the Guest:

Ryan Tansom started his entrepreneurial career at his family business where he was the Executive VP and responsible for the strategic, operational, and financial strategy of the $21 Million company. By the age of 27, Ryan helped turn the company around and bring intentional focus to the right strategies which enabled it to be sold for 8 figures in 2014 to a local competitor.

Ryan took his experience and founded Arkona to create the Intentional Growth™ Framework which helps owners view – and run – their company like a financial asset through educational training and fractional CFO services. Ryan’s mission is to help entrepreneurs enjoy work, create wealth, and make an impact to make the journey “worth it”.

Ryan has personally guided over 400 entrepreneurs and leaders through the Intentional Growth™ Academy and also hosts the popular Intentional Growth™ podcast.


Business Website: Arkona

Podcast: Intentional Growth Podcast

LinkedIn: Ryan’s Profile

This podcast is sponsored by Small Farm University, THE go-to resource for gardeners, homesteaders, and farmers around the world. Small Farm University delivers classes online and on demand, with training on how to grow crops AND how to grow a profitable farm business that serves you, your family, and your community well. 

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