About the Author
William R. Seagraves
As an author, serial entrepreneur and business coach, Bill Seagraves knows how to turn business ownership dreams into reality. With more than 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and business funding expert, Bill has been the voice of reason leading thousands of aspiring small business owners to successful self-sufficiency.
Bill started his career in 1984 as a successful product development and sales manager. However, being an entrepreneur at heart, Bill left the corporate world and purchased a small business providing information technology consulting and services to businesses large and small. After eight years, he successfully transferred that business to one of his employees and moved on to co-found a company dedicated to providing 401k funding and other lending services.
After helping to establish that company, he decided to pursue a broader business vision that included funding and entrepreneur education – and in 2008, CatchFire Funding was born. Bill and his nimble team rapidly grew the company, beating the recession and becoming a market leader.
Today, Bill continues to manage this growing staff of extraordinarily capable small business experts – many of whom have startup business or franchise experience of their own. In addition to managing daily operations at CatchFire, Bill hones his master multi-tasking and leadership skills as a member of a private, international roundtable of highly successful entrepreneurs.
As a recognized expert in the field of small business funding, Bill is regularly invited to share his insights as a speaker and panel presenter at events. Having been dubbed the “Mid-Career Entrepreneur Expert,” Bill plans to continuously broaden his entrepreneur education resources.