Many of you know that my father was a small business entrepreneur, who had a lot of mouths to feed. I was the 7th of 9 children; and sometimes there wasn’t enough to go around in our home.

Part of my motivation to create the principles inside of Business Finishing School was to teach you the things that I learned as a kid, from my dad.

I was only 11-years-old when he was diagnosed with a rare form of fast-spreading cancer. He decided to devote the remaining 2 years of his life to helping me (and us) understand business. I learned as much as I could from him; and began to start to think in terms of processes and principles at a very young age.

My father taught me that if I wanted to have a successful life, I was going to have to earn money, save money, create businesses, and create jobs.

Had I not had that business training from my father, who knows what would have happened to me?  After he died, there were a large number of negative influences around me, living just outside New York City in the 70s and early 80s. A large number of my friends ended up on the wrong side of the tracks, and several are no longer with us. This is why I often say, “business training saved my life.”

Consider bringing your children to the Business Mastery Intensive event in February and exposing them to this business knowledge now, while they are young and impressionable.

We hope to see you and your family there. We are offering youth tickets for anyone under the age of 19 for only $197. Visit for tickets today.


Rick Sapio, Co-Founder, Business Finishing School, LLC