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Clay Clark: Founder of Thrive15, Helping Veterans and Aspiring Entrepreneurs
Why are veterans a great fit for entrepreneurship?
Clay Clark is the founder of Thrive15 and former "U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year" who has been described by Yahoo Finance as the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship." He was "Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year" at the age of 20 and the "U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner" at the age of 27. As an entertainer, educator, and business growth consultant his past and current clients include: Boeing, Maytag University, Farmers Insurance, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Hewlett Packard, Valspar Paint, UPS, etc. As the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he's been able to found or co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge, and Thrive15.com.
3 Reasons Military Veterans Make Excellent Franchise Business Owners
It’s estimated that 2.4 million or 9% of all small businesses in the United States are owned by veterans. Andy Mackensen, Navy vet, Standford MBA graduate, and co-founder of HUMAN, a healthy food franchise, shares reasons military vets make great business owners and even better franchise business owners.