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In this clip of “The David Johnson Show”, David speaks with Aaron Bare, a multi-talented entrepreneur and co-founder of the Herozona Foundation. Aaron shares how he successfully transitioned his career from being a successful stockbroker on Wall Street to getting his entrepreneurial start in Cave Creek.

“I grew up loving the movie, “Wall Street.” I ended up being a stockbroker, and I made a lot of money there. My first entrepreneurial story is, I saw an opportunity in 2000, 2001.” 

Watch and hear how Bare got started on his entrepreneurial journey with a small company in Cave Creek AZ.

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Video Transcript:

Aaron:  [5:35] I’ll step back even maybe further to give a little more background. I grew up loving the movie, “Wall Street.” I ended up being a stockbroker, and I’m making a lot of money there. My first entrepreneurial story is I saw an opportunity in 2000, 2001. I was at Accenture at the time. I saw this consulting company that was doing cultural assessments, which culture was becoming a big thing.

[6:01] Right about that time we had Worldcon, Growcom, Enron. Some of these big companies blowing up because of their culture.

David:  [6:07] The term company culture that you hear today, that was when it’s been introduced on the scenes?

Aaron:  [6:11] It was largely the part where there was a new business opportunity. There’s a small company in Cave Creek that had something called the Cultural Health Index, the CHI. Two ladies that were business partners, I went to them, I said, “Hey, don’t pay me anything, pay me 25 percent on all my sales and give me 10 percent ownership for every $500,000 of your company that I can create.”

David:  [6:37] Interesting.

Aaron:  [6:37] At the time, they were only doing 250,000. It was pretty easy decision for them to say, “Well, yeah, we’ll do that.” Within six months, I’d created 2.5 million dollars in revenue and owned 50 percent of the company, to largely have to be bought back out. That was the start of my entrepreneurial journey, is really started with sales, which is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship.



David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.

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David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.