Mon, 22 March 2021
NTRODUCING DALTON DENNIS:
There are many pathways to finding success in small businesses and entrepreneurship. If you are fortunate enough to live in the United States there are myriads of people who will help you to succeed. When it comes to being an entrepreneur there are really two extremes. There are those who it just comes naturally to, and there are those who have to develop the skills for success. I count myself among that second group.
If you are interested in working for yourself, or if you need to work for yourself because of the situation that you find yourself in, it is incumbent upon you to find the tools and resources available to you to make it happen. Our interview today features a young man who has done exactly that. Dalton Dennis is joining us to talk about how he has been developing his own nursery business.
Dalton's journey started out with the mentorship of his older brother who encouraged him to take agriculture classes when he got into high school. Soon, Dalton added to his list of mentors with his FFA advisors. After that Dalton was able to get a job working at a nursery and added his supervisors to this list. Not long after that, his advisors were recommending Dalton to people in the community who needed to hire somebody for yard projects, and he started getting exposed to entrepreneurship.
Today, Dalton has been able to obtain an SAE grant, sponsored by Caterpillar, and this has allowed him to purchase inventory for resale and to begin his nursery business. Dalton has ordered a number of trees from a grower all the way in Salem, Oregon, and had them shipped to Alabama. Now, he has located a buyer who will sell them at retail and believes that buyer is going to buy 100% of his inventory.
It is really amazing what can happen one surrounds themself with people who want to assist them and see them succeed.
Direct download: OFI_1025__Finding_Mentors_To_Inspire_And_Inform_Your_Business___FFA_SAE_Edition___Dalton_Dennis___Wetumpka_High_School_FFA.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MST