John Dano can often be found at the Wantagh holding meetings with small business owners strategizing on ways they can reach their potential.
The Wantagh resident has made improving the operations of businesses a passion and in the process has fostered lasting relationships with many of his clients.
Dano is the New York representative for , an international business service company with a branch location in Wantagh. Consultation services performed by Dano with his business clients include performance review, mentoring, sales training and education programs. SalesPartners' mission is “to improve the quality of life for everyone through transformation of the marketplace.”
One local business who has been utilizing Dano’s services is in Wantagh. Joan Mahoney, chief operation officer at Mid-Island Medical Supply, said since first working with Dano in September the company has made enormous strides in improving its business practices including setting up a certification process with employees and enhacing stucture.
“The changes I have seen in the last six months with my business is more than I have seen in the last 17 years,” Mahoney said.
Dano, a Hawaii native, said he works hard to keep up with the latest business trends to help his clients stay ahead of the curve.
“I am always a student first,” Dano said. “Coaching, teaching, and training business owners is only a right I have earned because I am constantly learning new business tips, ideas, tactics and testing them myself.”
In addition to meeting with clients like Mid-Island Medical, Dano is busy working on a weekly basis with his business partners on Long Island, Vermont, and Baltimore. The Wantagh resident also strives to hold private business building and leadership workshops throughout Long Island. He has also delivered motivational-style presentations to business organizations including recently to the and .
In the next two to three years, Dano is hoping to establish a Center for Entrepreneurship somewhere in the Long Island region.
“We are constantly look at spaces and areas to develop something scalable and that has global reach for current and future entrepreneurs to train and develop business ideas,” he said.
“He’s studying the right concepts and I think more people should listen to what he has to say,” Mahoney said. “He has some innovative ideas and I can’t say enough about him.”