- Bill Rancic
Real Estate Developer/
Topic - Recognizing and Seizing Opportunity
Bill Rancic motivates and inspires entrepreneurs, sales teams, business professionals, and students from around the world. His speaking engagements have taken him to hundreds of US cities and countries such as Malaysia, Ireland, New Zealand, New York, Beijing, and now, Kansas City.
As the keynote speaker of Think Big Kansas City, Bill Rancic will cater his keynote speech toward the entrepreneur, small business owner, and business professional who wants to learn how to succeed in business and in life. This TBKC session will cover all aspects of the business lifecycle: from innovation and thinking like an entrepreneur, to managing and leading teams in times of uncertainty; from seizing opportunities to teaching business skills to the next generation.
To expand your mind even further, Bill Rancic will use examples from his own life to teach business lessons and ignite startup inspiration. He will discuss traits of successful entrepreneurs such as Trump, Cuban, and Turner, and will also touch on the traits of the unsuccessful entrepreneurs that he has helped on his A&E reality show We Mean Business. By incorporating stories from his own startup venture, Cigars Around the World, and his experiences while working as Donald Trump’s right-hand-man on the first season of The Apprentice, Rancic is sure to “wow” you with his energy, captivating stories, and big thinking.
During this session with Bill Rancic, you will learn:
- How to think long-term in a short-term world
- How to use challenging times to your advantage
- How to manage and lead your team in times of uncertainty by educating, motivating and activating
- How to think like an entrepreneur in corporate America
- How to recognize and seize opportunities as an individual and as a team
Currently, Bill is developing real estate in Chicago, producing and appearing in several television programs and speaking to businesses and organizations on motivational and business topics. Bill Rancic will discuss themes such as:
- How to succeed in business and in life
- Innovation: how to think like an entrepreneur in corporate America
- Managing and leading teams in times of uncertainty: educate, motivate, activate
- Seizing opportunities: using challenging times to your advantage
- The importance of teaching business skills to the next generation
Bill also regularly appears in The Board Room on NBC’s primetime show “The Apprentice.” He produces and stars in the A&E series “We Mean Business,” Style Network’s reality series “Giuliana and Bill” and is the executive producer of “Repo Man,” airing in January on Discovery Channel. He makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as Today, The Tonight Show, The View and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship. He also regularly appears in many major national, regional and local print outlets throughout the country.
A published author, he wrote Beyond The Lemonade Stand to help educate and motivate young people worldwide about the value of money and how to leverage skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Beyond The Lemonade Stand is the follow up to the New York Times best-selling book, You're Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life From The Winner Of The Apprentice, which chronicled Bill's successful life, experience and proven advice.
A budding entrepreneur at a young age, Bill got his first taste of success by founding Cigars Around the World in a 400 square foot studio apartment in Chicago. And today, it is a multi-million dollar operation now owned by Synergy Brands, where he sits on the board of directors.
Highly engaged in charitable activities, Bill was recently named national spokesperson for Gradiant Gives Back – a program awarding financial makeovers to deserving families during today’s challenging economic climate. He is also an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.