Pop Quiz, Monday with Richard Bronson

70 Million Jobs is the first national, for-profit employment platform for people with criminal records.

The Pop Quiz, Monday is a fun little exam that we love to give to savvy business owners. The examination is not a surprise after all since the interviewee already knew about the questions in advance. However, we can always pretend and have fun with the scenario of a young entrepreneur sitting in class nervously biting on their pencil. They are ready to take a pop quiz on a chapter that they were supposed to read the night before. Instead, they played Metroid all night on their SNES (Oops, this was me in high school). The real purpose of the pop quiz is that this is a fun way to introduce business tips from real-world experiences that you can not learn in a classroom. We want to thank our entrepreneur for being a good sport and volunteering their time to answer a few questions to help our community grow from their knowledge.

I want to introduce you to our guest today who will be taking our Pop Quiz Monday.

Can you please tell everyone your name?
Richard Bronson

Richard Bronson
Photo credit: Richard Bronson

What is your job role?
Founder/CEO 70 Million Jobs

Tell us about your company?
70 Million Jobs is the first national, for-profit employment platform for people with criminal records.

What do you love most about your job?
Working with heroic men and women who continue to believe that good intentions bring great results.

What motivates you to get up every day and go to work?
Fear of not doing enough.

How do your co-workers inspire you?
They are incredibly passionate and have very good hearts.

How do you have fun at work (team building, pranks, etc..)?
We tease our Director of Operations Seth to no end. He’s 7’0″ tall, an ex-LA Laker, and an endless source of mirth.

What are some of the challenges of your job?
Convincing the formerly incarcerated to accept menial, low-paying jobs, as opposed to returning to the streets where the money’s much better but the risk much higher.

What are some lessons learned from a past project that you can share with us?
Man plans and God laughs.

What advice would you give to someone who is starting in your industry?
Basic start-up advice: move quickly. Perfection is the enemy of success. Build something that people want, not what you want.

Thank you for taking our pop quiz today. You get an A+ for effort. You can learn more about our interviewee and their business by visiting them on the web:

Author: Ricky Singh, MBA

Editor of The Startup Growth.

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