As a 7X founder of companies and 30X businesses such as Innovest, AI Machine, Lightsounds, LSW and Light Emotion with revenue in excess of $300 million and Author of Business Success for Life, Rick is known as the SME and Start-Up Guru. Unlike many mentors, he actually walks the talk and has many businesses under management in such areas as Events management, Importing, Distribution, Retailing and E-commerce.
One of his BIG passions is Business Education, especially via his recently launched proprietary 'world-first' Business Ownership Certification and the Innovest Start-up Accelerator. Whilst Rick has experienced great success, he has also endured many failures. If you are a Start Up or SME, Rick has faced and overcome the exact same challenges you are facing now. His keynote on 'Run On Half the Budget and Reach Profit Twice As Fast' not only addresses starting on a shoestring but keeping your Start-up lean.
Rick is also a father and husband. His daughter is 10 and his son 14. Including his wife and himself, they are all black belts, which is part the life for the Chisholm's. Rick has multiple blackbelts and has been an instructor for nearly 20 years and believes that the principles, discipline and lifestyle of the martial arts has had a positive impact on the upbringing of his own children and the many he deals with of all ages in his studio and businesses.