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Think Like an owner

The Think Like an Owner podcast seeks out conversations with small company owners and investors to learn how to acquire and run small companies, with a focus on search funds, micro private equity, and permanent capital. Our founder, Mitchell Blackmon, interviewed on the show to talk about how he started Patriot Chimney.  

Starter Story

Starter Story interviews entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their business. In each interview, Pat (the owner of Starter Story) asks how the entrepreneur got started, how they grew and how they run their business today. My interview was published in November 2019 and showcases how I was able to start and grow Patriot Chimney from $0 to $21K in monthly revenue within a year.

National Chimney Sweep Guild

The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. Patriot Chimney was featured in their early 2019 edition of Meet a Member.

Career Move

Career Move is the biggest community where professionals share and learn how to make successful career moves. I was asked to talk about how I helped grow Patriot Chimney to more than $21K in monthly revenue while also working full time.


Failory is a community of founders learning together. They give interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups (luckily we were one of the successful ones!), articles about entrepreneurship, and carefully curated resources to make better founders.


Jobber is an operations management software that helps small home services businesses organize their entire operations. I was interviewed as part of Jobber Academy, which gathers expert advice, entrepreneur success stories, best practices, and tools for people looking to run smarter, more efficient service businesses.

Vinton Messenger 

The Vinton Messenger is a small, local newspaper for the town of Vinton in Virginia. We were featured on the front page in 2018 shortly after we opened the business. 

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