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John F. Dini's Weekly Column on Business Ownership Awakeat2oclock IconAwake at 2 o’clock in the morning?
My weekly column on business ownership…

Small business owners are the Hunters of the 21st century. We represent just 3% of the US population, yet we create over half of
all American jobs. As Hunters, we may not be inclined to manage by the numbers or stick to systems. If we were, we’d be working for someone else! If you lie awake at 2 am because you are worried about your business, or just because you are excited about opportunities and what you will be doing when the rest of the world wakes up, then this is a place for you.

Awake at 2 o’clock in the morning? is, and has been since 2008, my writings on the myriad of roles of a business owner. It covers the day-to-day realities of running a company; marketing, sales, management, finance, leadership and planning. While I clearly have a pro-entrepreneurial point of view, I try to keep “Awake at 2 o’clock in the morning?” focused on practical advice and experience. It is a more formal site laid out much like a business column which I update weekly.

The Author

John F. Dini imageJohn F. Dini, CMBA, CExP, CBI
Business Ownership Expert

“I’ve written this column weekly since 2008 focusing on the practical issues of owning a small company. If you read a column appropriate for your trade, professional or industry publication, please contact me for reprint permission.”
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John F. Dini is widely recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on 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 rare feat of delivering over 10,000 hours of face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs.

Mr. Dini is the author of 11 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Selling Your Business, now in its second edition. He is a serial entrepreneur currently operating his 9th 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 holds a BS in Accounting from Rutgers University, a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University, 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 business topics for newspapers and magazines, in addition to his weekly column on business ownership on this website Awake at 2 o’clock in the morning?  He speaks frequently to business groups and national associations, and is a 10-year member of Jim Blasingame’s “Braintrust,” appearing regularly on “The Small Business Advocate” nationally syndicated radio program as an expert in the issues of business ownership.

In addition, John has extensively researched the issues facing baby boomer business owners and has developed a seminar called “Beating the Boomer Bust,” which he presents to business owners and their advisors throughout the United States . His eye opening statistics and inescapable logic about the impact of aging baby boomer business owners gives audiences the knowledge and the tools they need to succeed in the coming “future shock.”

Please visit the John F. Dini website for further information regarding speaking engagements, publications, business affiliations and media coverage or simply Contact John from “Awake at 2 o’clock in the Morning?”.

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