Like many talents and skills, expertise in business is not something one is born with, but rather, something that is honed and developed throughout life. This fact has been proven time and time again by some of the most successful business leaders around the world. Ashton Thomas heralded, as one of the leading business management professionals in Arizona, is one of those who subscribe to this truth.
Ashton is a Founding Member and Managing Partner for several successful businesses in Arizona that specializes in different industries. These companies include A to Z Pack and Ship LLC, A to Z Security Services LLC, A to Z Holdings Company LLC, and A to Z Management Group.
The entrepreneur grew up in a rural setting in the town of Alamosa, Colorado. His time there taught him to dream big, and in 1997, he decided to move to Phoenix, Arizona, where he received coaching from several prominent business authorities. Since then, Ashton has been committed to learn everything he can about the industry and ultimately impart his knowledge to like-minded individuals.
In November of 2019, he published his debut book entitled “Turning Ideas into Profits,” which was a self-help guide written and designed for anyone who has the passion for starting their own business but has no knowledge of how to do so. The book would be the first in a series he would set out to write about leadership and business. Providing in-depth information on the whole process of building a business from scratch, “Turning Ideas into Profits” has become a go-to guide for aspiring individuals looking to start their own business. A second book is due to be published this year with others to follow.
Looking back, Ashton’s very first business venture was one he started when he was just a student at Alamosa High School. Despite being short-lived, the baseball and football card shop which he ran with his cousin then gave the business enthusiast his first taste and experience with entrepreneurship. This involvement made Ashton feel what it was like to be a decision-maker, which ultimately inspired him to learn more about the business industry.
Fast forward into 2018, and shortly after his success in several businesses in Arizona, the entrepreneur began to sit down and write about his passion for the industry and his practices. Ashton would subsequently spend hours and days writing his first book, “Turning Ideas into Profits,” at his favorite coffee shop in old town Peoria, Arizona.
Today, the business author commits his time contributing to laying the foundation for future generations of business leaders in Arizona through working with several colleges and universities in the area. With the help of these institutions, Ashton hopes to provide guidance for college students who wish to accomplish their Masters of Business Administration degree.
The entrepreneur has a desire to take the road less traveled by and build, invest, and expand where others dare not go. According to him, he does not follow his dreams, but rather, he builds them. “Life is not guaranteed. You can’t wait for success in your mailbox. Visions cannot become reality without that gut instinct that drives you daily to build the future,” he says, emphasizing the importance of going after what you want and making things happen.