2022 FEATURED SPEAKERS

RICK SAPIO
Founder, Business Finishing School

Rick Sapio has founded more than 20 companies and since 1994, Rick has been the founder and CEO of an investment holding company which has made more than 100 investments. Since 2003, Rick has been a co-founder and general partner of Mutual Capital Partners, a PE firm with three funds. He co-authored the best-selling book, Who’s In Your Room: The Secret to Creating Your Best Life. He launched the term Catalyzing Statement™ in his TEDx Talk in Italy.

MICHELLE LEMMONS-POSCENTE

CEO/Founder of Global Leaders Organization,  #1 Business in America (Sprint), Top Female Entrepreneur (Bank One), American Inventor – Coach

Michelle Lemmons-Poscente is CEO of Business Finishing School and Founder/CEO of the Global Leaders Organization, (GLO). GLO is a global membership platform made up of thousands of CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and Investors that learn, network and do business with one another. GLO has fully compliant investment portals allowing the members to raise capital and to invest in one another’s businesses.

VINCE POSCENTE

NY Times Best-selling Author, Olympian, Speaker Hall Fame

Vince Poscente is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books and has been an in-demand keynote speaker for over two decades. He is an Olympic competitor, expedition leader in the Himalayas and inductee into the Speaker Halls of Fame in Canada and the USA. His repertoire of keynotes delivers energy, humor, and practical, take-home tools. He was rated by MPI/eSpeakers as the top ten motivational speakers in North America and Meetings & Conventions “Meeting Planners’ favorite speaker.”

DRAYE REDFERN

Author, Business Owner, Investor, and Entrepreneur

Draye Redfern is an author, business owner, investor, entrepreneur and adrenaline junkie from Austin, Texas. He has helped countless businesses, across dozens of industries, increase the life-time-value of their clients and create Raving Fans of their businesses.

He is also the President of Redfern Media, a marketing and consulting agency that helps Professional Service based businesses expand their income and referrals through marketing.

Draye is looking forward to connecting with other like-minded business owners at the BFS Summit and sharing the tactical marketing solutions you need to let more people know about your services.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN AT THIS EVENT

VALUES-BASED DECISION MAKING

You will learn one of the most important “rules” regarding long-term business and personal success, i.e. how to institute a “values-based culture”, in order to create a sustainable business. This lesson will show you how to leverage yourself and your business so that you can accomplish more, with less investment of time and resources. 

HOW TO HIRE & ATTRACT TALENT

There are universal principles around attracting talent that are often overlooked by over-committed small business owners. Learn insights about the difficult task of recruiting and interviewing potential employees that you’ve likely never heard before. Many entrepreneurs and business owners don’t realize how much poor talent is holding them back in business.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD “PITCH”?

Need to raise capital, attract new investors or sell your product into a large retailer?  Learn what makes a good pitch, what investors are looking for and what big box retailers need.  Learn the do’s and do not from legendary Shark from Shark Tank.

NETWORKING UP

Deep dive into the 5 ways to connect above your weight class. We’ve all heard the advice: “you become the people you hang out with”.  This means that you need to surround yourself with successful people (however you define success). Plus, you also need to be networking up to raise the bar for yourself over time. Remember that if you’re always the most successful person in the room, you’re hanging out in the wrong rooms.  We’ll teach you how to start “networking up” to the right rooms.

ACCELERATE SETBACKS FOR BREAKTHROUGHS: Practical Takeaways to Overcome Obstacles and Maintain Resiliency

The Solution Loop: Collaboration is a function of internal and external alignment. It is triggered by looking outside yourself a different viewpoint, Curiosity towards limitless possibilities of what a new reality looks like. Creativity to narrow-in on the best options that work best for those involved.

HOW TO MAKE MORE PROFITS

This program will help you to replace the old mentality of first spending money in your business, and then waiting for revenue and potential profit to come later. It focuses you on your four Ps – Profit, People, Planet, and Purpose. on the left side of the equation; and increasing recurring revenue, lowering fixed expenses, and creating variable expenses on the right side.

MARKETING WITH YOUR DIGITAL FOOTPRINT

Driving traffic and building your online reputation to grow your business. Critical components to monetize your efforts, even with limited resources. New social media insights to build relationships, insider secrets to get top search engine rankings and enhancements for inbound lead generation. Plus secrets of success on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.

YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESS INDEX

BFS has created a simple quiz for you to discover how you score on delegation, leadership, strategy, accountability and more. We use this tool to measure the current health and probability of future success of your business. We’ll deep dive into how you can improve your score. We have observed that each legitimate 10-point increase equates to a 50% increase in the annual, top-line revenue of your company.

THE BFS BUSINESS FRAME

This is about adding consciousness to all business actions. We will walk you through creating your Purpose Statement and Catalyzing Statement. Deep dive into defining your REAL business strategy and identify your long-term objectives and tactics. All business decisions should be first run through this frame before finalizing.

THE BFS BRAND PROMISE:

Create more time.

Make more money.

Improve relationships.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

NEW BUSINESS OWNERS

Anyone interested in amplifying their success and scaling up their businesses via a proven course trajectory.

SEASONED BUSINESS OWNERS

Lifelong learners and those hungry for best practices and cutting edge thought leadership.

ENTIRE TEAMS & STAFF

To maximize results and return on investment, we encourage leaders and teams to attend together. Invest your staff!

WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS

Not in your business. Breaking out of the office, sitting in a new space can spark us to new approaches that will grow our businesses.

NETWORK WITH LIKE-MINDED INDIVIDUALS

You may make a connection with the perfect provider or prospect, or find yourself sitting next to your next customer or mentor.

ACTIONABLE TAKEAWAYS

Learn steps to put on the ground first thing Monday morning. You’ll leave with a plan for immediate changes that will make a big difference for your life and business

OVERVIEW OF EVENTS

Saturday, March 5     All-Day Virtual Event

This is a full day of work.  Roll up your sleeves, be inspired with the industry’s top thought leaders, and get busy implementing the principles of Business Finishing School.  We will have Rick Sapio there to help shepherd us through the content.  Plus, many more leading experts to help you in your quest to implementing the BFS “Operating Principles” of Simplicity, Probability and leverage with your personal and business life.

EVENT AGENDA

Virtual Agenda Coming Soon!

TICKET INFORMATION

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ATTENDEE REVIEWS

The Business Growth Summit is marked out on my calendar a year in advance. Each time I walk away with enormous value and practical applications I can put into play the next day in my practice. I love being around like-minded people sharing like minded ideas!

Jason Wasser, LMFT Therapist & Coach, The Family Room Wellness Associates

BFS has taught me skills to become a confident business woman through the online modules. I no longer struggle with the day to day decisions. I apply my values, deal with the situation, and move on. In the past, I would toil around and worry about every detail of business. Worry is rarely in my head now.

Trisha Augustine, Grand Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center

For entrepreneurs who value simplicity, probability, and leverage in their lives, this program is simply the best way to achieve those things. It has brought a level of clarity and accountability into my life and businesses that I deeply craved. Creating a foundation of purpose and values has helped me productively deal with the various challenges life deals me every year.

Josh Hoper, TorchLight AE

The Business Growth Summit is marked out on my calendar a year in advance. Each time I walk away with enormous value and practical applications I can put into play the next day in my practice. I love being around like-minded people sharing like minded ideas!

Jason Wasser, LMFT Therapist & Coach, The Family Room Wellness Associates

If your business, your body, your mind, or your relationship world is out of shape or just not right.. this program will help you figure out why and will help you turn that around. You and everyone in your world will be much happier.

Dr. Aleae Pennette, Sacred Heart Healing

BFS has effectively changed the lives of myself and those closest to me directly and indirectly. As I integrated the principles into my business and life it made me a better father, husband, leader, and owner.

Chris Buckingham, MCS

BFS has taught me skills to become a confident business woman through the online modules. I no longer struggle with the day to day decisions. I apply my values, deal with the situation, and move on. In the past, I would toil around and worry about every detail of business. Worry is rarely in my head now.

Trisha Augustine, Grand Health Chiropractic & Wellness Center

For entrepreneurs who value simplicity, probability, and leverage in their lives, this program is simply the best way to achieve those things. It has brought a level of clarity and accountability into my life and businesses that I deeply craved. Creating a foundation of purpose and values has helped me productively deal with the various challenges life deals me every year.

Josh Hoper, TorchLight AE

I just love the Business Finishing School culture, and if you just incorporate what you have learn- your business is going to be successful.

Dr. Kalani Jose, Kalani Total Health Center