dan [at] thebigda [dot] com

I solve

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
Zain Jun 4th 2021 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 10am-12pm
Joel Mar 1st 2021 Governor Lawton Chiles Memorial Park, Delray Beach 1:30pm-3:30pm
Alex Jan 29th 2021 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 12pm-2pm
Philippe Nov 13th 2020 Morikami Gardens, Delray Beach 1:30pm-3:30pm
Matt Sep 14th 2020 Wellington 7pm-9pm
Ginie Jun 25th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 2pm-4pm
Joel May 27th 2020 Burt Aaronson Park, Boca Raton 3pm-4:30pm
Joel May 12th 2020 Vista View Park, Davie 4pm-5:30pm
Jes Apr 16th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 1pm-4pm
Joe Mar 13th 2020 Mizner Park, Boca Raton 8am-11am
Alex Feb 27th 2020 Town of Palm Beach 3pm-5pm
Marc Jan 27th 2020 Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale 10am-11:45am
Justin Jan 9th 2020 Vero/Melbourne 9am-6pm
Melissa Jan 2nd 2020 Town of Palm Beach 2pm-4pm
Mo Dec 5th 2019 Las Olas, Fort Lauderdale 3pm-5pm
Matteo Nov 25th 2019 Town of Palm Beach 6pm-8pm
Kelly Nov 2003-Present, New Mexico, Chicago, South Florida

Advisor, Mentor, Manager, Board Member &| Investor

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).


"I am worried to say the offer amount that works for me and my company at its current level or situation, what should I do?"
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!). 

"How do I know what is the right amount to offer for me and my company?"
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.

"What is the expected time commitment as we work together?"
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. 

"What if I am just starting out and its just me."
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.