John M. Leonetti

John M. Leonetti

Pinnacle Equity Solutions was founded by John M. Leonetti who, for fifteen years, has served as a principal, a manager, a transactional advisor, a legal advisor and a financial advisor to privately held businesses, their owners, and their advisors. Over this time period John has noticed a lack of consistency in how Exit Strategy services are delivered to the entrepreneur. This inconsistency exists, even though succeeding a business is one of the most important and complex financial decisions that will be made in that business owner's lifetime. Proper planning and well timed exits can literally mean millions of dollars in additional Value and Wealth Preservation that is added to a business owner's net worth and legacy. John brings to the Exit Strategies practice an extensive eduction to go with his hands-on work experience. He earned his Law Degree from Suffolk University and is a practicing attorney in the State of Massachusetts. Along with the Law Degree, John also completed a Masters Degree in Finance at Suffolk's Sawyer School of Management. John's undergradute work in Finance was completed at Providence College. Academic achievements include teaching Retirement and Estate Planning courses at Suffolk University for those studying to earn the CFP® certification and a 'first of its kind' Private Capital Markets course being offered in the Spring of 2007. Private Capital Markets is a course for MBA Students, Entrepreneurial students, Business Owners and Advisors on Valuing, Financing and Transferring privately held businesses within the developing world of the Private Capital Markets. In the Fall of 2007 John will be releasing his book, 'The ART of Exiting Your Business'.

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Talking the Language of Exits

Today's business owner is largely without a solid plan for the exit from their business, despite the fact that it is the most important financial (and lifestyle) transaction of their lives. The delivery of this message begins with an 'exit conversation' with business owner prospects and clients. This is where the 'rubber meets the road' and advisors need to be willing and able to begin this conversation and follow through on delivering exit solution to owners.

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Exit Strategies & Diversification

An exit strategy plan coordinates with your personal goals to allow you to exit your business in a manner and a time period that you find most appropriate. And diversification is a key component to securing the success that you have worked a lifetime to achieve.

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Business Owners Need to Start Growing Into Their Exit

Today, many business owners are realizing that it’s time to get their company in shape in order to prepare for an exit. Therefore, it’s imperative for owners to start running their businesses with an exit strategy in mind, focusing on the profitability, sustainability, and transferability.

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Bouncing Out of This Recession

Recommended Reading – in this book the author brilliantly discusses how to deal with trying times and develop business confidence and resiliency so that you become stronger as a result of the challenges that you face.

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Can Being a “Go-Giver” Grow Your Business?

Today's economy is forcing us all to look critically at our businesses and the way that we deliver services to the market. I am happy to have found The Go-Giver because the principles in this book make it much easier to share the core changes that I made to my business that have allowed it - and me - to grow at a rate that far exceeds any other points in my career or life.

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Selling Through Education

When you combine your message with the intention to find clients who value your service and will listen to your message, you will begin to attract clients who are not only willing to pay you for your service, but are also much more enjoyable to do business with.

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Getting to the Equity in Your Business

Many business owners today are looking at their business to determine the value and how it can be extracted. There are two very different aspects to getting the money out – income and equity. And in terms of the “illiquid” part of a business, it’s important to have a concept of equity beyond just the cash that flows from the business to the owner.

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Business Owners are Picking Up, Dusting Off and Moving On

With the pent-up demand for exit strategy planning, advisors would be wise to invest their time learning about how to have this conversation with their clients and how to monetize the concept to grow their practice.

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Are You Building Equity or Income in Your Business?

Are You Building Equity or Income in Your Business? The difference between these two opposing perspectives will reveal itself when your turn comes to exit your business.

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The Expected Wave of Exiting Business Owners

With the largest generation in our country’s history entering retirement age, and many of the nation’s private businesses owned and run by these Baby Boomers, the need to prepare for one’s business exit is more important now than ever before.

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The Success of Exiting a Business and Seeing the Big Picture

The success of exiting a business depends greatly upon the mental perspective - "seeing the big picture" - of the owner during the exit process.

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Business Exit Planning and the Rise of the Internal Transfers

What are appropriate exit planning recommendations for today’s business owners? Let’s discuss an examination of “internal transfers”, instead of “external transfers” as a viable (alternative) exit plan from the business.

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What Are You Stepping Into With Your Business Exit?

Considering a business exit? If so, it’s important to put the potential exit, and the consequences of that exit, into perspective as well as giving careful consideration to all your options and future needs prior to selling or transferring the business.

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Credit Crunch Creates a Need for Creative Business Exit

What is an exiting business owner to do in order to achieve the exit that they are looking for during these challenging economic times? Here are a few creative strategies to consider.

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Running Your Marketing in Your Absence

Who’s running your marketing in your absence? You should know that you can use an affordable, online Email Campaign system to pre-load content and automate your marketing process. This article explains it all.

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