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Mark Baird

Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.

What a Successful Entrepreneur Believes

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Economist Mark Casson notes: “The entrepreneur believes that he is right, while everyone else is wrong. Thus the essence of entrepreneurship is being different—being different because one has a different perception of the situation.” Frank Knight, the most recognized economist of the twentieth century, believed that in order to unlock profits, one must engage in ‘uncertain activity.’ That is, decisions must be made and actions must be taken not knowing what the expected returns will be. This is, in essence, the function of the entrepreneur: Business building under uncertainty. What distinguishes entrepreneurship is “judgmental decision making under conditions of uncertainty.” Entrepreneurs produce...
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Looking for Veterans to Put into Business

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Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit for US veterans is looking for US Veterans to put into business. Your experience and training in the US Military prepares you for successful business ownership. The business we created for US veterans to own, and to hire other veterans at good wages is called US Military Maintenance. We have put over 45 US veterans in to this business as independent owners in the last 3 years. They are making 5K to 10K in their first month, while still serving in the military, or while holding down a full time job. My first veteran who started 3 years ago is...
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This article gives the reader a deeper understanding of our US Veteran experience and challenges. Then it gives you an option to participate in helping them to rejoin society as healthy, valuable participants in our communities, by helping them get started in business.The impact of veteran owned businesses is far greater than most civilians realize. Citizens that serve in our nation’s Armed Forces are bound by their mutual experiences, hardships, and often times the adrenalin, effects, and memories of combat. Their camaraderie is life-long. One of the hardest trials veterans face is when they leave the US Military and rejoin...
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Earn: Invest in a Veteran Owned Business

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How would it make you feel to invest in a veteran owned business and help a young US veteran get started in life after their military service? Do you have life and business experience with which to advise and mentor them? It will change your life and the lives of others tremendously. Quite possibly, it will be the most rewarding and exciting experience you’ve ever known.  US Military Maintenance is a professional, full service maintenance company that focuses on employing US veterans and paying them good wages. Our veterans have years of experience in keeping everything “Inspection Ready” in the US Military....
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A US Veteran's Great Success Story

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Veteran Entrepreneurs: Follow in this veteran's footsteps and create a great success story of your own, and employ other veterans at good wages too. Marcus Flakes started his US Military Maintenance business only a few months ago. He earned $7500 in his first month, $11,000 in his second month, and $15,000 in his third month. Now look where he is at:"The monthly revenue goal for US Military Maintenance is $25k. Consistent revenue at this benchmark is $300k per fiscal year. Please join me in celebrating CSI USMM in achieving above its revenue goal for July. A whopping $27k with a current 35...
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Keep Your Job & Start a Business

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Follow in the steps of veterans who have made a path for you and be successful. I have been serving transitioning US Military and Veterans, in many ways since the Vietnam War. Primarily, I help them find good jobs; or, I put them into their own business. I have assisted over 200,000 job seeking veterans, and helped several hundred start businesses. I began US Military Maintenance initially because I am contacted daily by veterans who need jobs. They are great guys that either need a job, or who have job that does not pay the bills. They need to earn more. Or maybe...
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A Path to Self- Sufficiency 4 Veterans

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US Military Maintenance is having sensational success in getting US veterans successfully started in business. Our definition of "success" is when you are able to to achieve self-sufficiency for yourself and your family; and, employ other US veterans and pay them good, livable wages. Here are some good links for you to look at and listen to and learn more about our program to create successful US Military Maintenance owners.   1) How to Solve Veteran Unemployment This goes into more details about what we do.  2) If You Want to Own a Business: Listen to This -- A recording of a USMM team call.   And be...
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A Pathway to Success for US Veterans

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Patriotic Hearts, a non-profit for US veterans, has developed a great program that is creating successful veteran business owners, who provide good paying jobs for US veterans.US Military Maintenance is not a franchise. This is total, independent business ownership. We get you trained, set-up, and equipped. We show you how to acquire accounts and market for you. We provide your website, and certifications too. You will be making an income in your first month that will continue to grow.  We will ship you all the equipment you need to begin taking care of offices, build you a professional website, get...
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A Real Biz Op Just 4 US Veterans

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This is a real business opportunity for US veterans. It is NOT a franchise. Our non-profit, Patriotic Hearts, will supply everything you need to get started right away: i.e. equipment, website, business docs, training, certifications, and mentoring. We will help you to find accounts and to grow your business. The business is US Military Maintenance. This is a full service maintenance company. We service residential and commercial properties. We normally get started by offering cleaning services because that is the lowest hanging fruit; and, it gives you work right away, plus, a reference if you do great work. From there we expand within...
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Jobs 4 Each Branch of the US Military

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If you are a patriotic American, this is a simple way to thank our US veterans and their families. HirePatriots will build you a US veteran hiring site and job board for you to offer to your community. -- It will make you or your business somewhat famous in your area.I have just finished having this website made: http://hirenavy.com/. What do you think? This site has two job boards: One for full-time employment; and, one for temporary employment. It also has a blog connected to our massive social networks. I have sites like this for every branch of the US Military. They...
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US Military Maintenance is 4 US Veterans!

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Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 charity, began US Military Maintenancethree years ago, primarily to create successful US veteran business owners, who would employ other US veterans at good, and livable wages. Many combat-deployed US servicemen and women have a difficult time transitioning back into the civilian world. Top-notch leaders in the military often must take several menial, basic wage jobs after leaving the US Armed Forces to support themselves and their families. Few find employment that nearly matches their salaries in the US military. Too many fall into poverty. That increases the stress they already carry and can result in many detrimental life...
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How Being a Janitor Changed My Life

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Before I became a successful business owner, I took a lot of different low wage jobs. I left home when I was 15. I dug ditches for two water districts, by hand and shovel, in water and mud up to my knees. I was a busboy, a store clerk, and a salesman a dozen different times. But the job I enjoyed the most in those early days, before turning 21, was when I was hired as the janitor for the second floor of the Santa Barbara General Hospital. That is the job that transformed my life.My supervisor was a World...
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How to Solve Veteran Unemployment

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U.S. Military Maintenance is a program of the 501c3 non-profit, Patriotic Hearts. The purpose of this program is to help US veteran entrepreneurs to start and develop a successful commercial maintenance company of their own. We create and build up these veteran owned businesses. In return, they hire other US veterans, and pay them good wages. -- Our goal is to create US Military Maintenance businesses throughout each state and to collectively employ 100,000 US veterans. This is how to solve veteran unemployment: Creating successful veteran owned businesses that employ veterans at a good wage. We also desire to set an example for other veteran...
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You Can Start This Business in 2017

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The Lord Jesus Christ called me many years ago, to serve US veterans, especially combat veterans, and their families. Primarily, my life’s purpose is to find U.S. Veterans livable employment that allows them to support themselves and their families. I know that the Lord honors them for being willing to make a sacrifice like his own: To give their lives to save others. -- Towards this end, I have been finding and creating employment for US veterans since 1970.I have now created a program for my 501c3 non-profit, Patriotic Hearts, US Military Maintenance, that duplicates my efforts to get lots of...
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Earn a Great Living Helping Veterans

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Patriotic Hearts, is a 501c3 non-profit, is focused on getting US veterans sustainably employed. Towards this effort, it has created a program to duplicate their efforts. It creates successful veteran entrepreneurs that employ other US veterans, and pays them a good, and livable wages. The business created for US veterans to own is US Military Maintenance. By doing so, Patriotic Hearts duplicates their efforts to get lots of US veterans employed well. Already, USMM leaders are retiring after 2 years. There is enough profit to pay the veterans they hire a good and livable wage, especially if they provide “inspection ready,” military service.  More...
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Recent Army Veteran's Success Story: Listen

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We will be having a radio broadcast on Friends of Veterans Radio this Thursday at 8 AM PST/ 11 AM EST. It will only last for 30 minutes.  Richard Hedges, a recent US Army combat veteran, will share and answer questions. He began his business just one year ago. He now has multiple accounts, hires many people, and he works from home. He takes care of the 'books,' acquires new accounts, and hires more employees to take care of them. -- Listen to him tell you how he did it and you can too.  This show is a meeting of USMM owners to...
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To listen to this Blog Talk Radio interview, click HERE. Richard Hedges used the Hire Patriots message to start, market, recruit, and grow his business. He started a US Military Maintenance business of his own in rural Kentucky, after serving tours in Afghanistan and Iraq while in the US Army. Listen to Richard explain how to start a business from scratch into a success in less than a year. If you are interested in learning more, call or text 760-730-3734. Mark Baird...
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Being military trained is an advantage. In many cases, it will get you an interview. But being the “best qualified” is what gets you the job. This is also true with business owners. The certifications they possess make them stand above their competition. US Military Maintenance now provides 7 advanced certification courses for free to all US Military Maintenance Owners and their employees. These are all available online through our membership with the International Janitorial Cleaning Services Association. In addition, we provide you with equipment, a customized website, marketing, advertising, branding, referrals; all cleaning business forms; help with bidding, contract negotiation, bill...
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Why You Should Start Your Own Business

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Basically, everyone has two choices: To own a business, or to work for someone that does. The difference is immense. I became a business owner when I was twenty (45 years ago). It is one of the best decisions I ever made. I am so glad that I did. It has permitted me to live comfortably, take great vacations, spend a lot of time with my wife and kids, become a Boy Scout leader, coach all my kids’ sports teams (even to coach at my old high school), live in beautiful places,  send my wife and our children to good colleges,...
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Become A Business Owner / Employer

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Here is how you can become a business owner, employ US veterans, and start making money this week. It is an effort of Patriotic Hearts, an award winning charity that assists US military and veterans. Our primary focus is creating programs that employ US veterans. We have created a special program, US Military Maintenance. This is a business-in-a-box that has already proven to be successful in getting US veterans and their supporters started in business. Our first two USMM owners to reach their one-year mark, a couple of months ago, each earned in excess of $250K. We have over a dozen...
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