50 Leading Companies of the Year 2022

A remarkable business management company that helps business owners grow their companies from a 360-degree perspective, including operations, marketing, finance, and people: Cardone Ventures


In the highly competitive world we live in, many organizations are turning towards business management service providers to coordinate and organize business activities. This basically includes the production of machines, innovation, marketing, money, and materials. Companies that generally reach out to business management services do not seek a one-size-fits-all type of solution. These are businesses, organizations, and individuals who require a custom and unique approach to their financial management, bookkeeping, and accounting. Only a skilled service provider can take up the challenge and deliver best-in-class results. The service provider must understand your goals and have the strictest confidence in them.

Globally, there are various companies delivering excellent business management services, but Cardone Ventures stands out from the rest. Cardone Ventures is a business management company that works with independent business owners to help them grow, scale, and create maximum value within their business. The company does this through education, consultation, joint venture, private equity and also represents a buy/sell platform for business owners who are looking to either buy or sell a business.

In conversation with Brandon Dawson, CEO and Co-Founder of Cardone Ventures

Q. What was the motivation behind starting Cardone Ventures?

The driving motivation behind starting Cardone Ventures stems from wanting to help business owners and their teams achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through the growth of their businesses. Cardone Ventures’ mission is to create 1 million 10X businesses as a result of our partnerships and relationships. The larger purpose of why I do what I do is to create freedom with my wealth. This is why we’re dedicated to providing freedom for business owners and their teams. At this phase in my life, I am most enjoying the freedom to create and execute with certainty. I have the financial freedom to not only exist but also to create greater financial impact without anxiety, stress, fear, or friction. I am also highly enjoying the ability to help others alongside my fiancé and the freedom to do as exactly as we want with no constraints. My financial freedom gives me the ability to create a much larger impact without the traditional concerns of how to make a living… and that’s what I want for the business owners that I work with.

Q. Consultants do not come with guarantees, so there is always a possibility that you might not achieve the results you had planned when you had hired them irrespective of the cost. How can businesses overcome this uncertainty?

The only way to overcome the uncertainty is by asking three (very) important questions that will allow you to assess whether or not someone actually has the experience to help you... First, you need to ask them what’s the most amount of money they’ve ever personally made in one year; second, ask them what’s the biggest thing they’ve ever built and how many employees they have/had; and third, ask them what the most amount of money they’ve made from selling or exiting a business was. Once those questions are answered and the consultant is verified as someone who’s legitimate, you have to set proper targets and assess whether or not they are moving toward your targets in the timeline they have established, so they can measure that success. And once you start measuring the success you’re having, you start creating more confidence because you know for a fact what your targets are and how you’re going to get there. If you have no idea what your targets are, you should not be hiring a company to help you, and that’s just a fact.

Q. Specialized consulting services come with an expensive price tag. How do you maintain your affordability and profitability?

Consulting services are only expensive when they don’t achieve the expected result. Otherwise, it’s just an investment. Price is only an issue in the absence of value, and so we have our clients invest in their growth above anything else.

Q. Expertise is the first and biggest advantage of a right management consultant. How do you source the right talents to maintain the quality of your services?

We source the right talent by looking for people that are aligned—culturally, financially, and operationally—into our organization that have the historical skill set and education to support their contribution individually and collectively on behalf of the organization. Not only that, but it is our systems, processes, and technology that ensure ALL advisors and consultants are working to accomplish our clients’ targets and goals. Because we have a system, we’re not dependent on one key person to move many pieces. Having the right talent is one component, and duplicating processes and systems ensures the right outcomes. We’re able to effectively establish personal, professional, and financial guidelines for every team member to ensure that they’re fully invested in the business operations—individually and collectively.

Q. How do you deal with the “never ending change” in digital transformation?

We stay on top of trends and digital transformations by having teams of people that look at and analyze where the marketplace is moving to, in order to deliver the highest value possible. Assessing, modifying existing platforms, and staying current on cutting edge technology allows you to have more clarity on your business—where you’re going, what you’re missing, and what you’re doing—and the easier it is to augment with new technology and digital strategies.

Q. Many business managers and executives question the value of management consultants. How do you protect their interest?

We protect their interest by making sure everyone is fully aligned with expectations, outcomes, and results of the consulting. We do this by aligning your team’s interests with the business’, and the business with the success of the team.

Q. Do you have any new services ready to be launched?

Yes, we have some exciting things queued up for the first quarter of 2022! We are launching a whole digital series for hiring and employee engagement improvement programs with the sole purpose of teaching business owners how to attract, hire, and develop high-performance teams that are actively engaged with the company. 

Q. What does the future hold for your company and its customers? Are exciting things on the way?

For our customers, we’re projecting hyper-growth in the oncoming year(s). As for Cardone Ventures, we’re dedicated to creating massive value for business owners and their team members by growing and scaling more effectively and valuably. We’re fully prepared to 10X thousands of independent businesses so they can actualize their (and their team’s) personal, professional, and financial goals.

Meet the leader behind the success of Cardone Ventures

Brandon Dawson is the Co-founder and CEO of Cardone Ventures. Brandon is a scaling and turnaround expert, serial entrepreneur, and real estate investor who has a passion for helping business owners and their teams amplify their vision and impact through belief, strategy, execution, and team alignment. He exited his previous company, Audigy, at 77x EBITDA for $151M, and was one of the youngest people to ring the bell on the American Stock Exchange. It is Brandon’s mission to help business owners and entrepreneurs maximize their value and quality of life through the attainment of personal, professional, and financial goals.

“Our mission is to help business owners achieve their personal, professional, and financial goals through the growth of their business.”