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

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Insights From The Interview

  • What is a G.O.A.T.?
  • Clay's 4 step process to getting the best mentors to help you.
  • Why school ISN'T for entrepreneurs.

  • Why veterans have the courage and skills to build a business.

  • Why you should offer to pay for a mentor.
  • Why "skills pay the bills," but "businesses will make you rich."
  • Why you need to create your DREAM 100.
  • Why figuring out your business model is the most important aspect of starting a business.
  • How to change your mindset in just 15 minutes a day.
  • "Change your mindset, change your routine, change your life."