Helping the Future Business Leaders of Tomorrow
At Markarian & Hayes, we work to solve problems for large, medium sized and smaller established businesses, but also gain great joy from helping businesswomen and businessmen start new ventures. We not only help today’s business leaders solve problems and gain traction in today’s challenging business and regulatory environment, we also look after the leaders of tomorrow.
Asher Moss is one such “leader of tomorrow”. Dave and Asher met through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, where Dave was Asher’s mentor, helping Asher define his business idea, create a business plan and financial pro forma, and to bring his idea to life.
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy is a life-changing program that positively impacts the entire community. The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking and exciting program that transforms local middle and high school students into real, confident entrepreneurs. Through the year-long program, students in grades 6-12 generate business ideas, conduct market research, write business plans, pitch to a panel of investors, and launch their very own companies.
Dave and Asher’s work together culminated in a “Shark Tank” competition, in which Asher pitched his business to a group of local business leaders/owners in the community. Microphone in hand, students presented their business plan to the investor panel to compete for real start-up capital to launch their businesses.
We were thrilled that Asher’s idea and presentation resulted in investors backing his business and his business plan!!
Known for “getting things done”, our work through the Young Entrepreneurs Academy is just one way that we give back to the community and feel good about our contribution. We provide value through advocacy and counsel in challenging legal, governmental, business, regulatory, energy & technology arenas. We work alongside coalitions of small businesses, senior corporate leadership & elected officials to identify required resources and potential legal & policy roadblocks, creating and executing strategic implementation plans to achieve maximum profitability at marginal cost and risk, generating win-win outcomes.