Hi, I'm Dan Abbate.

I solve problems.

Interviews & Publications

BizCast HQ

[Medium] Boring Businesses 5 Reasons To Love Them

The Entrepreneur Way Podcast

[Hackernoon] Entrepreneurship As An Asset Class

[Fighting The Blueprint] Entrepreneurship Begins When You’re Ready For It

Finding Genius Podcast Podcast

[TEDx] How not to be replaced by a robot

Less Doing Podcast

[VoyageMIA] Meet Dan…

The Results Podcast

Sweet Process Podcast


[Medium] What Buying 8 Companies in 13 Years Taught Me

Recommended Reading

The Goal – Goldratt

Turn the Ship Around – Marquet

Good to Great – Collins

Built to Last – Collins

The Undercover Economist – Harford

Thinking Fast and Slow – Kahneman

Security analysis – Graham

Pre-Suasion: Channeling Attention for Change – Cialdini

Walk & Talk History

Kelly Nov 2003-Present, New Mexico, Chicago, South Florida

Matteo Nov 25th 2019 Town of Palm Beach 6pm-8pm

Mo Dec 5th 2019 Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale 3pm-5pm

Melissa Jan 2nd 2020 Town of Palm Beach 2pm-4pm

Justin Jan 9th 2020 Vero/Melbourne 9am-6pm

Marc Jan 27th 2020 Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale 10am-11:45am

Alex Feb 27th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 3pm-5pm

Joe Mar 13th 2020 Mizner Park, Boca Raton 8am-11am

Jes Apr 16th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 1pm-4pm

Joel May 12th 2020 Vista View Park, Davie 4pm-5:30pm

Ginie Jun 25th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 2pm-4pm

Matt Sep 14th 2020 Wellington 7pm-9pm

Philippe Nov 13th 2020 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 1:30pm-3:30pm

Alex Jan 29th 2021 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 12pm-2pm

Joel Mar 1st 2021 Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial Park, Delray Beach 1:30pm-3:30pm

Zain Jun 4th 2021 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 10am-12pm

Chris Sep 15th 2021 Town of Palm Beach 7am-9am

Elli Oct 30th 2021 Downtown West Palm Beach 9am-12pm

Investment Structure

Make an offer of what works for your company at or below the current highest rate (see below).

My available time is allocated from the highest to lowest offer.

If you do make a qualifying offer, just pay the first month and you are good to go.

There is no contractual commitment, I continue to work with companies because I am driving value, not because of a contract.

Each additional month of us working together is simply scheduled/billed/paid before the end of the last month currently scheduled.

By the numbers

My total bookable advising time for all companies is limited to 80 hours/month.

My bookable time is limited to 4 hours/company/month; however specific value-add projects and execution of initiatives can and will take more time; which I don’t charge for (see below).

My current highest advising rate is $12000/month.

I keep meticulous track of the amount of investment in me from the company and the quantifiable value we create. This ensures that the time we spend together is valuable to you, the company and me.

I also look for value-add and execution of initiative opportunities in my advising companies to drive significant value in a single project, process automation, sale, reorganization, acquisition, etc. In these cases, I will pitch the idea/project, calculate the potential value, and will commit my time (for free, outside of our regular advising schedule) to bring this project to reality. I look to capture a 20% share of the net value created on the project i.e. the company makes 80% of the value for nothing out of pocket to me; I only get paid $2 when the company has already realized a value of $10).


Don’t worry about it. If I had all the time in the world I would do this for free, so no offer amount will be offensive to me, I just might not be able to help if there are other companies offering more (its simple supply and demand!).

Pick an amount that is sustainable for at least 3-9 months to ensure we have enough time to see results from our effort together. Some people make an offer of their median FT employee salary or multi-location businesses calculate total dollars per month that can easily be covered by each location, etc. However you want to look at it, the reality is, if us working together cannot create significantly more value then one of those comfortable levels for you, then we are not making good use of your time or mine.

We usually have 2-4 scheduled advising sessions per month and continuous access to eachother as needed throughout the month, plus my ongoing effort – off the clock – looking for additional value-add and execution of initiative opportunities as noted above.

I work with entrepreneurs at all levels all across the world. The same rules apply. Make an offer. I’m happy to help if I can.