Bio

DAWN FOTOPULOS

 

Dawn Fotopulos is on a mission to change the odds of success for small business. She has proven by promoting financial literacy for small business owners, small business failures can be reduced by half. By making accounting funny and approachable for everyone from fashion designers to medical device developers, she is the bridge between the boring number crunchers and the dreamers who have no idea why after working 16 hours days there’s no cash in the bank. Over twenty years in the trenches as a successful real estate investor, banker, professor, and turnaround expert makes her uniquely qualified to address her audience; the millions of small business owners globally who are turning their skills and experience into cash flow to support their households. Her audience reaches from Beijing, Mumbai, Eastern Europe to the United Kingdom and North America.

Dawn Fotopulos is a featured author and guest with The American Management Association, The Kauffman Foundation, The Levin Institute for Entrepreneurship, Jim Blasingame’s Small Business Network, Jim Beach School for Start Ups, Moe Abdou 33 Voices, Stephanie Burns Chic CEO, MSNBC Your Business, Cox Small Business Network, The Applegate Network, Forbes.com, Quickbooks Community for Self-Employed, Job Creator’s Network, and the Huffington Post. She is the founder of the award winning website, Best Small Biz Help.com and the author of “Accounting for the Numberphobic; A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners” AMACOM Books 2014.

Currently, Professor Fotopulos resides in New York, NY as Associate Professor of Business at The King’s College, New York City, Finance Faculty at The American Management Association, and President of DF Consulting, Inc. She holds her MBA in Management with distinction from the Stern School at New York University and her Bachelors of Science with honors from Cornell University.

When she is not busy holding seminars and workshops, she enjoys hang gliding and cooking Greek food like her Yia-Yia used to make.

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Dawn Fotopulos is an experienced entrepreneur and small-business turnaround expert. She has rescued hundreds of small businesses from financial disaster. Her book helps executives with companies of all sizes make sense of the finer points of accounting. She makes it interesting and even fun.

When Chicke interviewed Dawn in 2015, she had just started working on the book framework and it made total sense for Dawn to play a key role in The Game Changer. Thanks to Jake, the fictional CFO, she “helped” the executive team get comfortable with their numbers before the IPO.

The Story

PLACEHOLDER FOR VIDEO OF CHICKE TALKING ABOUT ACCOUNTING FOR THE NUMBERPHOBIC AND HOW IT PLAYED INTO THE GAME CHANGER STORY

The Interview

Dawn Fotopulos speaking
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