Principal at Simmons Small Business Capital. Investor, Educator, Homesteader, Married, gay, soccer fan, US Coast Guard Aux. Staff Officer.
Member since January 2018
My post apocalyptic survival skill is...
I'm a homesteader. As it is, I grow all my own food, heat with wood that I chop, and can survive without much help from the "outside world."
My biggest challenge...
Sorting start-ups with a legitimate chance from those that are fly-by-night; not having communication from businesses I've invested in.
I want to invest in...
15th Round Boxing in California. The owners (two brothers) were seeking to open a second club in Pasadena (their first club is in LA.) They serve under-served communities, and they work their tails off doing most of the construction work themselves to save on cost. Best of all, they are in constant communication with investors. I tripled my initial investment.
I can be most helpful at...
When I was teaching entrepreneurship full-time, I had a student who dreamed of starting a brewery. I was able to obtain a significant grant for him, which he used to purchase his first brew tanks. He dropped out of school in 2012, started operations, and is now the owner-operator of the largest craft brewery in western Massachusetts.
I think we can fix America by...
Help small businesses get on their feet!
My most influential mentor is...
Return on Investment while helping a business start-up or expansion.
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