Bizzibiz digital marketing franchise founder Jim Piccolo blames the failure of Bizzibiz on web developer “punks” who destroyed the successful bizzi-ness while he valiantly fought for survival in the hospital.
Some months ago, a Jim Piccolo supporter had emailed the account that Jim Piccolo had been maintaining, how all was great until the lazy group of slacker programmers (a team that previously made up the small start-up Bouncefire) took advantage of Jim’s illness and time away from the controls:
“When Piccolo got stricken ill and almost died, the Bouncefire team took to goofing off and not doing the committed work. When Jim returned, he quickly saw what was going on (or not going on) and parted ways with the Bouncefire team and essentially rebuilt the entire delivery model – an unplanned but necessary for survival. I know that Jim has essentially sold most if not all of his assets and had put this money into Bizzibiz. This includes his homes, his car collection and everything else. I know he is vested in seeing Bizzibiz succeed and he remains involved.”
Now that Jim Piccolo is now focused on a new real estate training venture called Real Estate World Wide (REWW), he has rewritten his history to blame the failure of his previous real estate ventures and Nouveau Riche University (without naming them) on the economy/real estate market and the failure of Bizzibiz digital marketing on colon surgery and opportunistic punks.
The new and improved Jim Piccolo success story does not include that the Arizona Corporations Commission charged that Jim Piccolo and his business partners must pay nearly $6 Million in restitution and fines for defrauding 105 investors (Read BIZZIBIZ Franchise Founder Jim Piccolo Defrauded 105 Investors, Says AZ), nor the premature franchising of the unproven Bizzibiz concept that resulted in losses by its franchisees.
The remarkable rebirth of Jim Piccolo is told in dramatic fashion in this 56 minute presentation to REWW meeting attendees. It includes gripping high school yearbook pictures of Jim, tales of his accomplishments as a high school yearbook, and many slides of his extravagent lifestyle, international vacations, luxury cars, his mansion and his private jet (nearly all gone now).
If you are interested in the Bizzibiz story, skip ahead to 32:15 minutes in, or just read the transcript below.
Jim Piccolo on the collapse of the Bizzibiz franchise:
In a presentation pitching Real Estate World Wide (REWW), Jim Piccolo explains his version of the collapse of Bizzibiz:
Had a partner, had a good idea, he decided he wanted to start a digital marketing company, so we decided to take the last half a million dollars we had and started a digital marketing company. Opened in January of 2011 and it shot up like a rocket. We applied the same principles that we had before, we worked really hard and we went from nothing to half a million in sales by June of 2011.
So I thought YES! We’re back! We can do this!
From nothing to half a million dollars in 5 months. I thought OK we’re in bad shape, we’re on life support here, but we can make this. The stress was killing me. I was taking it all in. I was trying to protect my girls. I was trying to keep the buildings. I was taking everything we could take. I was going to cash. I was trying to do the right thing.
June 26 of 2011, I ended up with a perforated colon. Anyone know what that is? 76% of people who end up with perforated colons DIE. Believe me, there were many days that I wished I were dead.
I layed in that hospital bed and I prayed to God: “Please kill me.”
7 months in and out of the hospital.
4 major surgeries.
Pain medication. I don’t even remember most of it. They cut a foot out of my colon. Left me with a colostomy bag… I had tubes in my arms and my legs. I knew that this was devastating. I knew that this was going to be a really long recovery. I knew that I was in really bad shape.
I said “Lord, take me. I’ve got a $16 million life insurance policy. They’ll be fine.”
What are you going to do? You’re laying in bed! You’re broke as two sticks! You had the world by the tail, everything was going great! Making money! Meeting people! Travelling the world! Having fun! Taking care of your friends! Giving back! Now I’m laying in a bed. Can’t even get up. ..
After I went through my recovery, after I went back to that digital marketing company where it was completely destroyed, those punks had ruined it for me…
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