Home Run Sluggers
Not looking for small wins, this entrepreneur is out to create the next Xerox, Microsoft, Google, or Facebook. Many times, these sluggers will dedicate their entire life to this dream.
Although a home run would be great, these entrepreneurs are a little less patient and want to achieve small incremental successes rather than put all of their eggs in one basket so to speak. Franchising can sometimes be a good introduction into the word of entrepreneurship for these types of entrepreneurs. By investing into a proven and many times established model, the entrepreneur is able to avoid many pitfalls a tyical "startup" may face.
Although this type of entrepreneur may be some of the most informed, one must be careful to not fall into paralysis by analysis. In the world of entrepreneurship, ideas, technology, and innovation can move quickly and opportunity can pass you if you don't act quick.
The Social Entrepreneur is out there to solve community or world issues using entrepreneurship as a vehicle. This entrepreneur typically is not money motivated and is seeking to make more of an impact in solving problems vs maximizing profits.
10 Veteran-Owned Businesses:
1. 24 Hour Fitness, led by Carl Liebert III, who served two years aboard a Navy vessel as a supply officer
2. 7-Eleven, led by Joe DePinto, who served five years as an Army field artillery officer
3. Casey’s General Stores, led by Robert Myers, who served 22 years in the Army before retiring as a lieutenant colonel
4. FedEx, founded and led by Frederick Smith, who served four years in the Marine Corps
5. General Motors, led by Daniel Akerson, who served five years as an officer on a Navy destroyer
6. Johnson & Johnson, led by Alex Gorsky, who served six years in the Army, earning a Ranger tab and Airborne wings
7. Lockheed Martin, led by Robert Stevens, who served in the Marines
8. Procter & Gamble, led by Robert McDonald, who served for five years as a captain in the Army
9. USAA, led by Josue Robles, who served for 28 years in the Army, with posts in Korea, Vietnam, Germany and Spain
10. Verizon Communications, led by Lowell McAdam, who served six years in the Navy as a Seabee
Presidents who Served in the Military
Recently HCC was approached by students from Curtsinger Elementary, who are working on a project for Destination ImagiNation. We were asked to visit the school and talk to all the students about our cause. Yesterday, our veterans did just that, talking about how we help veterans, as well as teaching the kids about social responsibility and how they can help their community.
Here's another article by Dallas News on HCC Founder Andrew Nguyen.
We are proud to announce that our 7 veterans have completed HCC's first "Starting A Business" Boot Camp! Congratulations to:
One of HCC's former candidates has been featured in an article from Dallas News.
Report: Dallas area a haven for veterans struggling with high unemployment
Democratic pundit and former co-host of CNN's 'Crossfire,' James Carville, joined the Marine Corps after flunking out of college. He served 2 years honorably. Carville made a name for himself as the political mastermind behind Bill Clinton's successful 1992 presidential campaign.
This famous Marine was also on the movie Old School. Hilarious....
You can be the next famous Marine by applying here to one of our Veteran Programs.
I had lunch with an old friend this week. He is a very successful entrepreneur with nothing more than a high school degree as far as formal education goes. Not surprisingly, we began to talk shop and debated on whether entrepreneurship can be learned or if people are simply born with it. Any student of entrepreneurship knows that this debate has been going on since the ages of time.
For the longest time, I was adamant that entrepreneurship was a trait that only people were born with. You either got it or you don’t. It wasn’t until recently when I started to take a different position.
Now, I absolutely think that entrepreneurship can be learned. This is how I came to flopping sides…..
HCC would like to congratulate Mr, Ross Perot for his continued success and on behalf of the veteran community - we thank you for your selfless service and commitment to America. You are a role model Vetrepreneur.