Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Bobby Castro is a self-made business mogul who can best be described as a transformative business leader. When he started his first big business “Bankers Healthcare Group” almost 19 years ago, Castro made a $25,000 investment into his startup and turned it into a $250 million valuation over the next ten years. By the time he exited the company a few years ago, it was worth $1 billion.
When asked about Castro’s secret to success, it turned out to be no secret at all. “You need to have positive employees in the workplace and that all starts with the leader,” said Castro. “After I stopped thinking like an entrepreneur and started thinking more like a leader, that was when I noticed a positive change in my company. And that positive change came from having a positive mindset. This is what I taught to my employees, and it is what I now teach to my students in the business community.”
Bankers Healthcare Group is a private company that offers credit cards, working capital, refinancing services, debt consolidation loans and startup loans to professionals who work in the healthcare industry. The company aims to offer better deals on loans and to minimize the paperwork that healthcare applicants would normally have to fill out. Once their application is submitted, approval takes place within 24 hours and funding is made available to them within three days. The maximum limit on loans is up to $500,000.
“Bankers Healthcare Group treats loan applicants like people rather than customers,” said Castro. “There are not too many financial institutions that specialize in offering loans and financing to healthcare workers. But since they have such unique financial needs for the important work they do, I thought starting a company that revolved around fulfilling those needs would be a positive contribution to society and to all the stakeholders of the healthcare industry.”
In 2012, Castro was awarded the title of Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Inc magazine featured his company thirteen times, which is rare for such a young company. Ever since Bankers Healthcare Group started accumulating about $150 million in revenue on an annual basis, it has received a great deal of publicity from the media. Critics have compared Castro to Tai Lopez and Gary Vaynerchuk.
Castro has a unique skill for turning novice entrepreneurs into confident business leaders. He has spoken to thousands of people around the world to deliver his philosophy on the importance of having a positive mental attitude. His most notable speaking engagements include the 10X Growth Conference, where many reputable entrepreneurs gather together and speak to crowds of business people, aspiring entrepreneurs, employers, and employees.
“Even though we live in the information age, there is too much information out there which is bad,” said Castro. “So many businesses fail or get disrupted because their leaders can’t distinguish the good information from the bad. People must pay attention to where the information is coming from and how it can be applied to their businesses. That is why I try to teach my students and audiences whenever I speak to them. They know what I’ve done in my life, so they know I speak the truth.”