John F. Dini, Small Business Ownership Expert
John F. Dini is widely recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on small business ownership. He is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies. John is an outlier in coaching business owners, having achieved the incredible feat of delivering over 11,000 hours of face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs.
Mr. Dini is the author of Hunting in a Farmer's World, Beating the Boomer Bust and 11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business, now in its second edition. He is a serial entrepreneur currently operating his 12th company, and has conducted business in all 50 United States, Canada, South America, Europe and Asia.
John founded and operates the most successful peer group franchise in North America, overseeing 15 monthly meetings of business owners' groups under the auspices of The Alternative Board®. He has a BS in Accounting, is a Certified MBA, and holds six additional certifications in exit planning, business brokerage, behavioral analysis, medical practice management, facilitation and coaching.
Mr. Dini writes numerous articles on small business topics for newspapers, magazines, and in his own blog "Awake at 2 o'clock?" at www.awakeat2oclock.com. He speaks frequently to business groups and national associations, and is a 11-year member of Jim Blasingame's "Braintrust." He also appears regularly on "The Small Business Advocate" nationally syndicated radio program as an expert in the issues of small business ownership.