Bill Rancic

New York Times Best selling author, Donald Trump's original Apprentice, Co-Host of A&E's We Mean Business makeover show


Business, Celebrity, Entrepreneurism, Innovation, Leadership, Strategic Planning

Full Bio

Not slowing down since becoming Donald Trump's original Apprentice, Bill can now be seen on the A&E channel in a new series, "We Mean Business" Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. EST/PST.

Making a name for himself on the speaking circuit, Bill shares his message as a popular keynote speaker. Over the past four years, Bill has spoken at major corporations and universities around the world. Allstate, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Leo Burnett and Allergan are just a few of the companies he has worked with.

Bill works closely with each client and customizes his speech to fit the message of each event. He has also provided workshops which have included team building activities.

Bill completed his second book, titled "Beyond the Lemonade Stand" which was written to help educate and motivate young people around the world about the value of money and how to leverage your 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 in 2003, "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.

Bill Rancic founded the successfully company, Cigars Around the World twelve years ago in a 400 sq. ft. studio apartment. Today, it is a thriving multi-million dollar national operation. The son of educators, he is a true entrepreneur, who orginally earned his way through college by starting a boat wash and wax business in the Chicago area.

Bill is involved in many charities and is an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls in Chicago.

In his spare time, Bill has competed in marathons and triathlons.

How to Succeed in Business and Life
Many strategies helped make Bill Rancic a successful entrepreneur. From starting a boat wash and wax business while in college to running a million dollar company and working for Donald Trump, Bill will share the ups and downs on his road to success.

Bill's talk gives the audience a glimpse on lessons he has learned throughout his many business experiences.  Some of the lessons are; How to Break from the Pack, Make Each Day Count- Twice, and Separate Your Expectations from your Shortcomings.  This motivational speech is packed with advice that audience members can apply to their lives immediately.

How to Use Challenging Times to your Advantage
Knowing your stuff, knowing your boss's stuff, and knowing your competitor's stuff will help you get ahead in challenging times. Strategies like Setting the Standard, Rejecting Conventional Wisdom and Thinking like a Big Fish in a Small Pond are topics that Bill will discuss to get you through challenging times.

Other topics include:
How to manage and lead your team in times of uncertainty: educate, motivate, activate.
Innovation; the bloodline to your future
How to think long-term in a short- term world
How to think like an entrepreneur in corporate America

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