Small Biz Matters is an education, empowerment, and advocacy platform for American small businesses, where you’ll find stories, insights, and inspiration from the owners who run them, the professionals who serve them, and the consumers who support them.

Dan Kalis is the creator and Executive Director of Small Biz Matters, as well as the co-founder of the following companies:

  • Upgraded Marketing Systems
  • FullyFundable
  • ExitWealth
  • Funding For Flipping (exited/sold)
  • Flipping Awesome! (exited/sold)


To learn more about WHY Dan started Small Biz Matters, listen to Episode 1 of the Podcast, titled: “Why Small Biz Matters” (player below)


Dan’s business “superpowers” include:

  • Marketing and sales strategy
  • Revenue, profit, and cashflow optimization
  • Exit planning and value acceleration
  • Networking and strategic partnerships

Outside of business, Dan is from Chicago but currently residing in the “Sunshine City” St. Petersburg, FL (Tampa Bay area), with his beautiful wife and daughter.

Hobbies and interests include:

  • Reading
  • Playing games with his daughter
  • Watching and listening to the Chicago Cubs
  • Cooking
  • Dining out (a true foodie)
  • Wannabe biohacking
  • Binge-watching Netflix and Prime Video
  • Playing tennis and golf
  • Drinking wine and scotch

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