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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if these small-business owners and entrepreneurs have all the opportunities those who do have a huge financial backing? Who have trust funds or other major sources of income to get their business off the ground? Fromthere,IdevelopedCornerstoneWealth ManagementGroup.Inmanyways,itwasthe culminationofthoseideascoupledwithmyown entrepreneurialdrive.Iwantedbethatone-stop resourceforbusinessownersandentrepreneurs, tohelpthemmergethefinancialaspectoftheir business with everything else. I’ve come a long way from my early days as a teenage magician, but in many respects, the spirit remains the same. I’m here to serve the people who come to us with their financial goals. And Cornerstone is here to deliver on the expectations of our clients and help them reach a higher purpose.
A Higher Purpose The Enduring Entrepreneurial Spirit
I’ve always had a business owner’s mindset. As far back as middle school, I was an everyday entrepreneur. I remember when I started doing magic. During the day, when I should have been paying attention in class, I was practicing various tricks and illusions. As I got better, I started doing birthday parties, charging $50 a show. From there, my magic enterprise grew. I invested in rabbits, doves, and other magician’s accoutrements. I was booking gig after gig. For a middle schooler, this was a big deal. It turned out magic shows were a pretty good source of income, but they were more than that. My early experience as an entrepreneur helped set the stage for my career to come — and I don’t mean in magic. As I performed magic for other kids and their parents, I was finding my purpose as a business owner. Part of that purpose was working for myself. From those early days onward, I never worked for anyone other than myself. But more importantly, I realized that while I was working for myself, I was there to serve my customers. They were the reason I was in business.
expectations. They deserved to get their $50 worth and then some. My customers — the kids and parents — expected a great show, and I dedicated myself to that. It required practice and more hard work on top of my studies and other extracurricular activities, but I made it happen. finance and insurance. As I learned about the business owners I was working with, I realized they excelled at running their individual businesses, but they struggled with the financial side of things. They didn’t have the skill set they needed to really tie things together. There was a need for a one-stop shop for business owners who didn’t have that financial management skillset or a huge financial backing. These are people who have a family and who rely on the accountant down the street and the attorney they’ve known for years. I thought, “Wouldn’t it be fantastic if these small-business owners and entrepreneurs have all the opportunities those who do have a huge financial backing? Who have trust funds or other major sources of income to get their business off the ground?” Years later, and with that same entrepreneurial mindset, I got into
My customers hired me for a reason, and it was up to me to deliver on their
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