Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Think Big Kansas City Tells Bill Rancic, "You're Hired!"

It only took two simple words to get Bill Rancic on the path toward stardom:  “You’re Hired.”

Fun Fact: Bill Rancic is married
to the E! News co-host,
Giuliana Rancic. 
These are the words that every contestant longs to hear on NBC's elimination-style reality TV show, The Apprentice.  The show depicts 16 contestants from around the country with various backgrounds competing to become an apprentice to American business magnate, Donald Trump.  Bill Rancic was the first person to ever win The Apprentice.

But even before he became the right-hand man to Trump on the ever-popular NBC show, Rancic was well on his way to entrepreneurial success.  Even before the age of 22, he moonlighted a boat detailing business while working as a security guard at FAO Schwarz.  Then, at the ripe age of 23, he founded the internet-based company, Cigars Around the World, in a 400 sq. ft. studio apartment.   And today, Bill Rancic continues his commitment to entrepreneurship throughout the country by building businesses, seizing opportunities, writing books, and sharing his views on how to succeed in business and in life.
But it’s not just Donald Trump who has hired Bill Rancic.  Believe it or not, Think Big Kansas City has said “You’re Hired” to Rancic as well. 
This year, Think Big Kansas City, the Premier Event for Entrepreneurs, Investors and Startups is bringing in Bill Rancic, Apprentice-turned-seasoned-entrepreneur, as its keynote speaker.  By listening to Rancic at the conference for entrepreneurs, ideas and opportunities, attendees can learn how to get inspired, motivate themselves, and, of course, Think Big.  Attendees can expect to learn:
  • 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
Think Big Kansas City, powered by Think Big Partners (a mentorship-based business incubator and startup accelerator) is coming to KC on May 24th, 2011.  Stay tuned for more information about the conference coming soon!  And mark your calendars, entrepreneurs: tickets for the Think Big Kansas City conference go on sale February 14th!  So don't wait--purchase your tickets this Valentine's Day for an incredible, motivational, and inspirational opportunity!

Written by Allison Way.  Allison is a writer and videographer for Think Big Partners, Kansas City’s mentorship-based business incubator and startup accelerator.  To read more of Allison’s work, check out the Kansas City Entrepreneurship Examiner as well as her articles on eZine, Helium, BrooWaha and Newsvine. 

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