- 10 Steps to Overcome any Failure: The power of self esteem
- Strategic, tactical advice relating to financing – management – leadership and growth
- How to deal with Boards of Directors
- How to deal with bankers
- How to handle senior management
- Secrets to overcoming any failure: Loser to Winner
- Corporate Crime – Collateral Damage
- You can overcome handicaps and accomplish any goal you set for yourself
- The only authentic success & failure expert
Bill Bartmann is the ultimate underdog/survivor/achiever, uniquely qualified teach these principals, since he went from broke to billionaire and has earned more than 100 million a year at one point in his life.
He has overcome personal circumstances and tragedy to rise to the top of corporate America . Homeless at age 14, member of a street gang and a high-school drop-out – he took the GED exam and put himself through college and law school. At the request of a bank, he took over a foreclosed oil-field pipe manufacturing plant and turned it into a million dollar a month business until OPEC slashed the price of oil – leaving Bill out of business and a million dollars in debt.
Refusing to give up, Bill and his wife and business partner, Kathy, borrowed $13,000 and created a new industry – Debt Resolution. Three years later they had repaid the entire million dollar debt.
Over the next 13 years they grew the company to 3,900 employees with revenues in excess of $1 billion and earnings in excess of $182 million. There they pioneered novel financial instruments still utilized today on Wall Street. They also implemented unheard of perks and benefits for their employees, such as salaries at two times the industry standard, free health care, free on-site day-care, 250% 401K match programs and legendary company trips where they took ALL of the employees and their spouses on annual trips to the Bahamas, Las Vegas and Ocean Cruises.
One year they leased 27 747’s so they could take 6,000 employees and spouses to Disney World.
Bill and Kathy have individually graced the covers of national business magazines, Kathy on the cover of Forbes, and Bill on the cover of Inc . They were listed individually in the Forbes 400 wealthiest people in America. One national magazine ranked them the 25.
In 1998, tragedy struck when Bill’s former business partner committed fraud and sent the company into bankruptcy.
Although Bill’s former business partner told the prosecutors that he had acted without Bill’s knowledge, admitted his guilt and was sent to prison – in the post-Enron environment, U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, indicted Bill on 57 felony counts relating to Bill’s partners activities.
Five years later, after a 2 ½ month long trial where the Government called 53 witnesses and produced over 1,000 exhibits, Bill rested his case without calling a single witness or producing a single exhibit.
The jury unanimously acquitted Bill on all counts.
Refusing to stay down, Bill & Kathy have pioneered another new industry with a revolutionary new concept for homeowners across America .
They are now sharing the story of how they created their successes and dealt with their challenges.
Books by Bill and or Kathy Bartmann