100 Entrepreneurs Lessons Learned

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Kevin Blanchard Talks About Franchises and Startups

September 30th, 2015

Kevin Blanchard, wounded veteran, worked for the International Franchise Association as the Program Manager for VetFran, designed to help franchise companies recruit veterans and family members as franchisees.  Kevin talks about franchise options, the process of becoming a franchisee, programs available to help veterans and family members define which franchise and funding alternatives to purchase a franchise.  He also compares franchises to startups of original business concepts. Recently, Kevin has started his own online business, Journey Beyond Recovery, which is set to launch in the next several months.    

HT Tran, Veteran, Created and Built Anvil Builders in San Francisco

January 29th, 2015

HT Tran, a veteran, created and built Anvil Builders, a building and engineering construction company located in San Francisco, California.  He and two partners have 50 employees.  Their mission is to recruit and hire veterans to provide construction and infrastructure services for large public works.   

Ryan Seelbach On How He Went from the NFL to Creating a Nightclub

January 15th, 2015

Ryan Seelbach worked for the NFL before creating his first business.  Driving through New York City to DC, with nothing but a business plan, some clothes and a car, he panicked.  Would he find investors? Would the business work?  Could he do it?  He and his business partner found the funding and built The Huxley, an upscale nightclub and event venue in DC. Sellback entertainment group is now working on a restaurant.

Joel Damin, Veteran, On His Restaurant and Commercial Real Estate

January 15th, 2015

Joel Damin, veteran and entrepreneur, talks about his restaurant in Fayetteville, NC, and his move to purchase commercial real estate.  Amanda Weathersby, from Mindful Profits, interviews Joel to learn how he got started, how he got funded, and how he manages his businesses to keep them profitable.