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Bill Rancic's speaking fee falls within range: $20,000 to $25,000
Making broadcasting history as the first contestant ever to be chosen by Donald Trump as a winner on the NBC show “The Apprentice,” Bill Rancic is an entrepreneur, television personality and speaker on leadership and management.
A cum laude graduate of Loyola University, Bill’s early business lessons came from a pancake business he ran with his grandmother at the age of ten. His online subscription retail business Cigars Around The World developed into a multimillion-dollar concern and he currently runs a highly successful real estate business in Chicago.
Bill is the producer and star of several television programs, including “Kitchen Casino” (Food Network) and the reality series “Giuliana and Bill” on E! Entertainment. This second program also features his wife Giuliana with whom he co-authored the book I Do… Now What about the ways to find everlasting love.
In partnership with ITV and Raycom Media, Bill hosts “America Now,” and his views on business and entrepreneurship are much sought after by programs including Today, The View, Rachael Ray and several CNBC shows. He is regularly featured in major print media across the USA.
Bill’s life experience is distilled into the New York Times bestseller You’re Hired: How To Succeed in Business and Life. Another very popular book by Bill is Beyond the Lemonade Stand that teaches young people the value of money and how it’s never too early to start becoming a success. All profits from this book go to charity, something that is close to Bill’s heart; he travels to Haiti to help build homes for earthquake victims and is an active member of the board of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
Bill Rancic burst onto the national scene when he was hired as the winner of the first season of NBC’s breakthrough program “The Apprentice”.
Currently, Bill is speaking to businesses and organizations around the world on motivational and business topics.
Bill makes regular appearances on numerous daytime broadcast and cable television programs such as Today, The View, Rachael Ray and various CNBC programs to talk to viewers about business and entrepreneurship. He also regularly appears in many major national, regional and local print outlets throughout the country.
A published author of a New York Times best-selling book, Bill wrote You’re Hired: How To Succeed In Business And Life. This book chronicles Bill’s successful life, experience and proven advice. He continued to make a name for himself as an author by writing Beyond the Lemonade Stand to help educate and motivate young people worldwide about the value of money and how to leverage skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. Bill has also co-authored I Do…Now What with his wife Giuliana Rancic where they share secrets to everlasting love.
After graduating cum laude from Loyola University, Bill went on to become a successful entrepreneur when he founded Cigars Around The World, a monthly online subscription-based retailer that became a multi-million dollar enterprise.
Today he is a highly sought after motivational speakers on the subject of entrepreneurship and business. Bill shares his entertaining lessons that vary from a pancake business he started with his grandmother at age 10 to his current ventures as small business spokesman, restaurant owner and real estate developer.
Highly engaged in charitable activities, Bill completed several trips to Haiti, building homes for victims of the earthquake. He is also an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.
“It's up to us not to bury that potential, it's up to us to be agile, to adopt that never-quit, never-making-excuses mindset,” Bill Rancic tells his audience as he explains the secrets behind his extraordinary success as a TV personality, entrepreneur and author. “We need to reverse engineer our lives, you need to close your eyes and imagine where you will be ten years from now. Are you going to be happy with where you're at?”
Bill Rancic draws on his lifelong experience as an entrepreneur to offer a series of entertaining and thought-provoking keynotes that will inspire and motivate his audience.
He explores the possibilities and challenges of being an entrepreneur in a corporate world and the ways in which a business can keep an even keel through uncertain times. One of Bill’s particular areas of expertise is real estate and he can elucidate the future for that business.
A passionate innovator, Bill demonstrates why innovation is an absolute essential for your company and how you can start the innovation ball rolling.
“Thanks so much for fitting our MMLA conference into Bill’s busy schedule. He was wonderful!! All my surveys from the attendees gave him an ‘excellent’ review!”
Joanne Misuraca, Executive Director, Michigan Mortgage Lenders Association
“Bill was an absolute hit! His sincerity and down to earth manner allowed the group to easily identify with him and his message about facing your fear and never giving up was very well received. We also appreciated Bill taking the time to answer everyone’s questions, take photos and sign all of the books. The group was absolutely buzzing afterwards. A superb start to our conference!”
Emma Le Breton, Sales and Marketing Administrator, ING Life
“Not only was Bill the perfect speaker, tying in his personal business experience, leadership characteristics and business success tips for navigating change, he was simply a great, sincere person with whom everyone enjoyed conversing. Our group was very pleased with his presentation.”
Julie A. Bellamy, VP – Global Human Resources, AEES
“The event was wonderful – Bill exceeded our expectations and I have heard nothing but wonderful comments, including several voice and e-mails. I truly appreciate all of the effort both of you made – the event was a total success. In fact, we had to bring in extra chairs after the event began. The president of Fox Communities Credit Union said in effect, ‘Anyone can make a speech, when Bill answered questions from the audience; you saw that there was a real intellect behind the man!'”
Carolyn B. Nankervis, President, MarketWise Consulting Group, Inc
Partial Client List:
Wake Forest University
University of Chicago
Ohio State University
Allstate Insurance Company
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I Do, Now What?
Five million viewers tuned in to The Style Network for Giuliana DePandi and Bill Rancic’s fairy tale wedding in Italy, as the passions, tears, and champagne flowed. But what happened once the honeymoon was over? After all, she’s been stationed in Los Angeles as one of E! Entertainment’s most popular personalities, and he’s kept his home in Chicago, where this handsome winner of The Apprentice has been busy running an empire of his own. How, we’ve wondered, is this marriage really working out?
With all the funny, frank, and characteristically down-to-earth personality that fans of their hit reality show, Giuliana and Bill, have come to adore, this glamorous couple takes you behind the scenes of their real-life marriage. Like all newlyweds, they’ve faced the big issues that wedlock manages to invite, including money (to merge or not?), household chores (she’s disorganized, he’s a neat freak), arguments (without staying mad), and trying to have a baby (it’s not as easy as they thought!). Sharing their newfound and sometimes hard-won insights, they offer suggestions on such topics as communication, giving and receiving support, trust and jealousy, quality time, friends and in-laws, fighting fair, and sex and romance.
A must-read for newly married couples, or those about to take the plunge, or anyone who wants to know the secrets of everlasting love, I Do, Now What? is an upbeat real-world resource for the most ambitious journey of a couple’s life: marriage!
Bill Rancic, winner of the hit TV show The Apprentice, tells how anyone can become their own personal success in both business and life, using his own experiences as a self-made entrepreneur.
Getting back to basics, Rancic shares insights about his own path to The Apprentice—his work ethic, top business strategies, and lessons learned competing on the show, working for Donald Trump—and offers a practical, step-by-step guide to climbing the success ladder from first job to Boardroom. From valuable lessons learned as a budding ten year old entrepreneur pitching pancake sales; to starting his own small business to pay for college; to launching an on-line cigar company now worth millions—Rancic proves you don’t need to be a Harvard MBA to be a success in business.
Includes a foreword by Donald Trump!
Beyond The Lemonade Stand
Want to go on a money-making adventure? In Beyond the Lemonade Stand, Bill Rancic, winner of the smash-hit show The Apprentice, coaches you on how to succeed in business—while being smart, fair, and helping those who need it.
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