Your Blueprint to Exponential Business Growth and Success
During the February 2017 BMI, our theme is Conscious Action. During this event you will gain a new level of confidence by discovering how to take conscious action in order to improve results, the impact rhythms and habits have on your life; and you will leave having accomplished the integration and infusion of Business Finishing School principles into your thinking, actions, environment, employees, and family.
This event will immerse you into the Business Finishing School learning culture, demonstrate success stories of multimillion income producers who are using the program, and connect with other entrepreneurs who are just as passionate about growing their business as you are! There will be expansion in your business just from being around likeminded individuals who will hold you accountable to your goals.
Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about growth.
Rick is a lifelong entrepreneur who started his first business, a bicycle repair shop, after the death of his father, when he was just 13 years old. Since then he has founded more than 20 companies. Rick is the seventh of nine children raised by a mother with serious, life-long depression issues. He learned early in life that it's best to think positively about the cards one's been dealt; no matter how difficult those cards seem.
His life's purpose, which is to inspire entrepreneurship, led Rick to start A Billion Entrepreneurs ("ABE"). ABE is a non-profit and film that motivates people to seek the freedom associated with living a purposeful life. His dream is to motivate people to learn and grow as passionate entrepreneurs, regardless of their age, their starting point, or their current position.
Rick learned that business growth and success are accelerated when a few key principles are applied. He created "The 12 Foundational Principles of Business,” which form the bedrock of BFS. He believes that virtually any individual or company can be put on the path to prosperity, by learning to implement these principles. BFS was created to help successful people become more grounded and focused in their business and personal lives.
Since 1994, Rick has been the founder and CEO of a financial holding company, which has made more than 100 investments. He is proud of being the founding and six-time Chairman of the Gathering of Titans Program, an annual event held at MIT in Boston. He is a graduate of Rutgers University with a B.S. in Engineering. Rick resides in Dallas with his wife, Melissa, and their four children.
Ashleigh has overcome many obstacles on her path to business leadership and entrepreneurship. Through sharing her story, and the countless obstacles she faced in her past, she hopes to inspire entrepreneurship and encourage others that no matter what they have been through, they can persevere and overcome anything.
Ashleigh has worked as a mortgage originator. She also owned several businesses. She made and designed children’s clothing through her company, Okay, Sew What! In addition, she also owned a consulting business, called AM Virtual Consulting. Through her virtual consulting business, she met Rick Sapio in 2008, and began working with Business Finishing School soon after.
Ashleigh has worked with over 900 entrepreneurs, business owners, and students; and has helped them grow their businesses and achieve their goals through Business Finishing School’s proven model.
Ashleigh also promotes the BFS brand by speaking at various conferences and forums. She lives in Alabama with her husband Steven, and their two children, Cody and Kailey.
Dr. Dustin Barton
Dustin obtained his B.S. in Marketing and Management from MSU-Bottineau and UM-Crookston in May of 2003. Upon graduating from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in Bloomington, MN, Dr. Barton interned at Nokomis Chiropractic in Minneapolis and Pfeffer Chiropractic in Alexandria, MN.
In 2008, Dr. Barton founded Core Health Chiro in Fargo, ND. He was awarded the honor of Chiropractor for the month in May 2012, by On Purpose, a premier organization that recognizes excellence in the commitment of chiropractors in advancing wellness to the public.
In recognition of this achievement, Dr. Barton was interviewed and featured on On Purpose, the monthly audio subscription service, where he discussed his involvement in Community Health Outreach Programs (available to organizations, churches and businesses), and EPOC (an organization established to enhance the Chiropractic Profession).
In 2015, Dr. Barton and 4 others founded Simplicity (www.PracticeSimplicity.org). Simplicity is a personal development and self-discovery process that allows people to have greater clarity in their life as it relates to relationships, personal philosophy, and purpose. Simplicity's Catalyzing Statement: Making Room For What Matters Most! Whether it’s speaking from many platforms, being a co-author of The Art of Being Healthy, or his coaching/consulting practice; Dr. Barton lives his purpose with pride.
Recently, Dr. Barton has further expanded and implemented the BFS principles as he joined forces with others to open Fargo Metabolic Center in the summer of 2016. Dr. Barton is married to his wife Amy. They have two children, Corbin and Tenley, ages 2, and 4 months, and they reside in West Fargo, ND.
Teresa, a respected wealth and retirement income strategist, financial educator, best-selling author, and business owner; is passionate about formulating innovative blueprints that help her clients grow and preserve their wealth.
Her diverse educational and life background, including experience as an attorney, financial advisor, and entrepreneur; makes Teresa uniquely qualified to assist business owners in designing lifelong plans for financial and professional success.
After graduating with degrees in finance and law, Teresa became a Registered Financial Consultant and Certified Senior Advisor. She is also a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Financial Planning Association, and the National Academy of Best Selling Authors. Teresa is also active in the community; she is the Past-President of the Jackson Township Rotary Club (first female and youngest person to hold that position), graduate of Leadership Stark County.
Business owner Larry Smith says: “Since working with Teresa, I now have control over my own money and don’t have to stress about getting ‘approved’ by banks when I want or need a loan. My plan works and Teresa Kuhn ensures that it will continue to do so for me and my family in the years to come.”
“Wealth is so much more than just accumulating cash,” says Teresa. “To be truly wealthy requires not only learning how to strategically plan for your financial future, but also to have the values, goals, and accountability to continually be in a growth mindset - professionally, financially, and personally.”
Business Finishing School’s catalyzing statement is, “A Peaceful and Prosperous Entrepreneur Inside of Every Business”. The financial aspect of running and owner a business is the gas and oil - it is what makes the engine run. As Teresa knows all too well, many business owners work really hard but their financials are broken. In order to overcome this problem, Teresa counsels the business owners she works with on how to optimize their financials in order to ensure they are getting the most bang for their buck, analyzes how well they are sheltered from losses and risks, and helps her clients to create a personalized Financial Battleship Plan. Her clients says that after having gone through this process they are able to feel confident that they can weather any storm.