John Dini - Planning for the Exit Before the Owner is Ready

John Dini
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On this episode of Tales from the Trenches, John Dini discusses the biggest challenge to business owners in achieving a successful exit, and the importance of planning well in advance of an owner’s eventual exit. Owners must be able to step back from the day-to-day running of the business to start Exit Planning long before they are ready to exit.

John F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®.

Dini is the author of three books including 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, but prefers the term “chronically unemployable.” John holds a BS in accounting from Rutgers University, and an MBA from Pepperdine University, and has five additional certifications in exit planning, behavioral analysis, medical practice management, facilitation and coaching.

He writes numerous articles on small business topics for newspapers, magazines, and in his own blog “Awake at 2 o’clock?” at John speaks frequently to business groups and national associations, and is an 15-year member of Jim Blasingame’s “Braintrust,” appearing regularly on “The Small Business Advocate,” a nationally syndicated radio program, as an expert in the issues of small business ownership.

His latest book, Hunting in a Farmer’s World: Celebrating the Mind of an Entrepreneur, has won recognition including Best Business Book (New York Book Festival), a National Silver Medal (Independent Publishers Association) and was named a finalist or honorable mention in ten other independently judged competitions.