John F. Dini
Like almost every business owner, I'm often awake at 2:00 am. Sometimes it’s because I’m excited, and sometimes because I’m worried, but it’s always because of the business. Since 2008 I’ve posted weekly articles about the challenges and solutions I see in my work with the Hunters of our society, the 3% of people who own businesses, and create over 60% of all new jobs.
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John Dini joins Jim Blasingame to report on what it's going to look like as millions of Baby Boomer small business owners divest of their businesses over the next decade..
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Some organizations are effective. Some are efficient. From the customer’s perspective the two may look very much the same, but the difference to your bottom line can be substantial. A few years ago my wife and I toured Vienna, and … Continue reading
Workers: There are currently 5.1 million job openings in the US; an all time high. While the official unemployment stands at 5.5%, the U-6 unemployment rate, which includes people working as little as one hour a week for “economic reasons” … Continue reading
Last week I discussed the general parameters of the private equity market for small and midsized businesses. A rational look at the number of “funds” active in the market, measured against the number of legitimate candidates for investment or acquisition, … Continue reading
In the business acquisition world, deals where a seller keeps some equity for a future round of merger or acquisition activity is generally known as getting a “second bite of the apple.” Private Equity Groups (PEG), of which some 5,000 currently operate … Continue reading
True story: A fortune 500 company implements a new wellness plan for employees. It’s designed by consultants who use the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a template. Workers are incentivized to get regular exercise, quit smoking and lose weight; with … Continue reading