Vick's riveting path of entrepreneurship and success is something that all aspiring people can relate to.
My life began in London, England, and soon after my family immigrated to Florida in search of more opportunities. I always knew that I wanted to be an entrepreneur from a very young age. In fact, when I was 12, I remember asking my father, who was also an entrepreneur, if he would invest in any potential businesses I found.
One of the first business ventures I embarked on was reselling my older brother’s unwanted items. When he grew tired of his Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, he gave them to me. So, I called the Tallahassee Tribune and placed an ad to sell them. Not long after, my first customer showed up at my front door. My dad answered and the man said he was there to see me. My dad looked at me funny, but in the end, I made 60 bucks that day.
Even though my parents pushed for education and my older brothers went to college, I always knew it was not my path. I was a bit of a rebel and I still am today. I did end up giving college a try and did my best to keep an open mind, but after 6 months, I decided to drop out and pursue my goals.
I wasn’t born with excellent salesmanship skills, so I knew I needed to learn and do so quickly. So, I threw myself to the wolves and decided to go and sell cars. It was an amazing experience because I quickly learned the concept of sink or swim. After learning a bit about the business, I became the salesman of the month and even had my photo in the Tallahassee Tribune. That really helped build my confidence.
Later, as I began exploring becoming a business owner, I created a few businesses that I eventually sold. It was a struggle, to say the least. It wasn’t until I was 35 that I finally “woke up” and realized that I needed to start investing in myself if I was going to become anything in life. That was the moment everything changed.
I took massive action to learn and educate myself as much as possible. I became obsessed with bettering myself and invested every dollar I had in doing just that. At the time, I had little to no money. I didn’t even have a sofa in my home, but what I did have was a belief in myself.
In 2012, I started Blackstone Medical Services. My purpose was to help as many people as I could, through better cost, access, and quality. The business started in a 400-square-foot office, with no revenue, one employee, and a loan from an investor. As an entrepreneur, you just accept the fact that some weeks you may not get paid because you have to take care of your employees first. So, the first several years were constantly a challenge, but I knew that all of the hard work and sacrifice would pay off one day.
Fast forward to today where we have 200+ employees. We’ve also become an Inc 5000 company and the nation’s largest provider of home sleep testing services. We are contracted with over 17 million lives via various Insurance Providers, and we offer an unmatched level of service to outpatients, physicians, and Insurance Providers.
In 2022, I created Tipnes Capital, an exciting breakthrough in the medical investment world. Through Tipnes Capital, both accredited and non-accredited investors can invest in some of the leading healthcare companies in the world.
I am the founder of Tipnes Health, a Primary Care Physician Services Company. Our mission at Tipnes Health is to become the nation's leader in Primary Care services. We are improving the quality of healthcare and service to our members, while reducing healthcare costs and improving local communities.
Through my network, I have also founded The Rise Conference to provide business owners, executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs a venue in which they can learn real business & sales techniques that aren’t taught in the mainstream.
My mission in life is to provide immense value to a dying breed of people that need real advice and practical skills. My mentorship will not just allow you to live a better life, but rather to live your MAX LIFE. I personally invite you to take advantage of my life experience and start reading the Amazon Bestseller, Did you sell your soul?
Author and successful entrepreneur Vick Tipnes shows readers how to overcome obstacles, remain focused, and achieve life goals.
By emphasizing the pursuit of happiness as a key component to real success, each chapter highlights important steps entrepreneurs have to take to bring their company from zero to Inc. 5000, paying attention not only to business-related matters, but also to personal life issues, family struggles, and the important of surrounding yourself with people who believe in your vision.
Regardless of if you are a stay at home parent or college student, if you want to improve your life, achieve happiness, and become a successful entrepreneur by learning all the secrets of the trade, this book is for you.
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