Founder of Thrive15 /
U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year
"Study successful people, do what they do, and your business will BOOM."
Founder of Thrive15 /
U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year
Clay is the founder of Thrive15 and the constant wallet-losing former "U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year" who has been described by the folks at Yahoo 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 the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he's been able to found and co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge, Thrive15.com, etc. while finding the time to co-produce five children.
Over the years he's been a business growth consultant, educator, and entertainer of choice for countless clients including: Hewlett Packard, Farmers Insurance, Maytag University, Valspar Paint, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, neurologists, roofers, bankers, staffing companies, apartment associations, athletic training facilities, auto care companies, bakeries, basketball coaching facilities, bridal apparel companies, business coaching companies, college alumni directors, college recruitment centers, call centers, commercial photography companies, commercial real estate firms, corporate entertainers, cosmetic surgeons, cupcake businesses, custom remodelers, dentists, dermatologists, online-educators, post-secondary educators, franchise developers, family medicine practices, franchise sales divisions, graphic designers, group fitness trainers, home security companies, hospitality and hotel management companies, Internet marketing companies, jewelers, legal services, lenders / mortgage providers, lawyers, leadership trainers, limousine rental companies, medical staffing companies, ministries, motivational speakers, non-profits, oil and gas companies, online sales companies, orthodontists, party rental companies, personal computing companies, personal trainers, public relations companies, publishers, residential realtors, restaurant owners, franchise restaurant owners, retail appliance stores, retail paint sellers, social media marketers, paint wholesalers, rent-to-own centers, retail clothiers, retail sporting goods companies, sod farmers, supplement sales companies, valet companies, web developers, and yet to this day Clay has never done any work in the petting zoo industry. If you own a petting zoo, just give us a call. You have a niche that we want to scratch.
Clay once ran for mayor and lost. He prefers to wear a white shirt, red tie, and blue suit every day. He might also just be the palest man in American history.
Learn more about Clay here or just do a Google search for America's self-proclaimed "most humble man."
Learn how to change your mindset to help you push through adversity and reach your goals.
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Learn how to explain your big business ideas in clear, concise, and impactful way.
The amount of taxes that most people pay is dramatically higher than they think. When you add in those little taxes you pay for your cell phone, the taxes associated with your automobile, your real estate, and your income you will quickly realize you are paying much higher than 50% of your income on taxes. Learn how to minimize your tax liability during this powerful training.
Clay Clark is the Thrive15 visioneer and a successful business growth consultant. Do not let a small budget tame your vision or dreams! Learn how to create big time branding on a smaller budget from Clay's own branding experiences and achievements.
The "Art of the Wow" is what many people call it. Learn how to consistently wow clients and customers and the importance of doing so.
A business should be a vehicle to help you financially get from where you are to where you want to be. Learn about the financial vehicles that exist to help you achieve your goals during this training.
How do you make more money in your job? How do you make yourself more marketable to employers? In this episode, Clay Clark will deal with the concept of value versus hours. You will learn how to increase your value so that you can increase how much you are worth.
What numbers do you need to know to achieve the financial goals you have? Learn how to turn your big goals into manageable action steps that we can all take in this training taught by the Small Business Administration's "Entrepreneur of the Year" Clay Clark.
Failures are not fun, however, they can be turned into a good thing if you are intentional about learning from them. This training goes over how to learn from failures and mistakes taught by SBA's "Entrepreneur of the Year' award-winner Clay Clark.
Most successful investors have a plan and they follow it. Most unsuccessful investors do not have a plan and they just keep failing time and time again hoping that the results will change over time if they just invest enough. Learn how to invest the right way and in the right things.
This online training course will teach you the specific 14-point proven system that you need to know to obtain that capital you need to start or grow a business.
Are you starting out your business and need to know how to write the best business plan ever? Clay Clark explains how to gain investors to build capital, an overview of what is need, and what you need to know to be a successful business.
When many people think about investing, they invision billionaire investors and real estate moguls, but we all have to start somewhere. Learn what to invest in and how to design your own destiny.
Johnny shows up late. Sarah calls in sick. Eddie won't do his freaking job. Learn how to change your reality and how to manage your team to win during this mind-blowing training.
Are you trying to figure out if now is the time to start your business? In this episode, Clay Clark sits down and gives some great advice and tips on how to know the best and right time to start your business.
The biggest limiter of the growth of most businesses is finding, training, and retaining the right people. Learn the secrets to finding quality people during this training.
Wondering what the first step is to start your Dream 100? In this series, you will learn the 16 steps to making your Dream 100 and to help land deals.
Do you have the desire to start or grow a successful business? In this series Clay Clark sits down with Thrive15 winner Julie Nguyen and teaches her the fundamentals of starting a business, as well as the skills and tools necessary for a business to thrive.
Do you want to greatly increase your presence on social media marketing? This series will give you all of the practical knowledge to help you become a social media expert in 12 easy to understand power moves.
Networking is not an event, it is a process and SBA's "Entrepreneur of the Year" Clay Clark will teach you that process. Learn how to network effectively day after day so that within a few months time your network has vastly grown and your connections will be able to help you achieve your goals.
Do you find yourself not able to close deals? If you are struggling with the final step in the sales process then this episode is for you!
When you have $6 in your banking account the concept of giving to others seems a little far fetched. However, during this training you can learn how to give back to others that are less fortunate than yourself in a systematic way that you can truly afford.
Learn the step-by-step process that you must follow in order to raise venture capital. Learn how to design, create and use a pitch, how to build a team, raise capital and more during this powerful video tutorial.
Learn the a proven step-by-step system for effective networking. During this course you will learn how to network effectively by setting solid, manageable, and measureable networking goals.
Following the general guidelines on this course will help Google find, index, and rank your site. Learn the top 25 variables to help you master your site and beat your competition!
Guerrilla marketing is an excellent example of working smarter not harder. In this course, learn the supermoves to be innovative, unconventional, and low-cost with your marketing to stand out above the rest of your competition!
How do you write a training operations manual for your business? Having a written plan is important to any business, big or small in order to maintain the quality the business owner has set for the business as they grow and hire new employees. Learn how to develop and effective operations manual in this insightful series.
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