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Mark Baird

Mark Baird

Hello, I'm Mark Baird and I founded Hire Patriots. My wife and I are 'helpers.' We are concerned about meeting the practical needs of our US veterans veterans and their families. We began a job board for local residents to post chores that they need help with. It has been very successful. Thousands of local US Military and veterans partially or entirely support themselves from our website. We are looking for others near US Military bases who would also like to have a HirePatriots.com website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.

HirePatriots Budget & Needs

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HirePatriots has helped find jobs for well over 50,000 US veterans. We have held a dozen job fairs, eight 3 day military marriage retreats, provided 89,000 One Day jobs, written two books advocating for US veterans, and appeared and spoken on TV,radio and in the press; plus, we have given hundreds of speeches on behalf of US veterans. We are considered a leader in US veteran resources and charities.  HirePatriots Essential Monthly Expenses: Webmaster: $500 Web hosting: $180.00 Monthly newsletter: $361 Software: $25 Insurance: $105.00 Cell Phone: $159.00 Adobe Acrobat: $22 LinkedIn Premium: $48 Clothes: $200 Business meetings: $100 Domains: $15...
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HirePatriots seeks Partnership

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HirePatriots seeks partnerships with sincere, patriotic organizations, businesses, schools and churches.   The primary mission of HirePatriots is to find US veterans sustainable employment, or to get them going successfully in business. Towards that end, I have authored a popular book about every aspect of US veteran employment: An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment.  HirePatriots helps US veterans find employment in a variety of ways. We hold transition seminars, job fairs, targeted hiring events. We mentor dozens of veteran owned businesses. We create jobs for veterans through our Veterans Green Projects, which also trains veterans to be certified e-waste recyclers. We also help...
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United Truck Driving School

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United Truck Driving School has been successfully training truck drivers since 1978. Graduates are able to take their commercial license and go to work for any company they want. There is no specific obligation of employment after graduation. Students who are eligible will have pre-employment offers before they graduate and can select the company that they want to go to work for as soon as the graduate. The commercial driver’s license is issued through the DMV using training equipment that belongs to United and students graduate with a license issued by the State of California. United Truck Driving School is accredited and can accept the Post 9/11 GI...
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The How, Why, What & When of HirePatriots

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Friends, Here is information about who we are and what we do. Then I have included a barebones budget at the bottom.   HirePatriots.com started as HireMarines.com. A US Marine knocked on our door desperate to get the utilities turned back on in his house for himself, his wife and their two, small children. We started HireMarines, a simple One Day job board, expecting a dozen jobs a month. Instead, we got 10,000 people a week who visited our job board! --Immediately our website ranked in the top 1% of all US and global websites.   We saw this as a...
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Why We Serve US Veterans

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Patriotic Hearts is the name of our 501c3 non-profit and HirePatriots.com is our website. It is our full time “job.” We provide to the US military, veterans and their spouses: one day jobs; full time jobs, job fairs, specialized hiring events, entrepreneurial counseling, job training, marriage retreats, welcome home parties, and personal counseling. We also assist senior citizens, homeowners, and businesses too. Seniors and residents find affordable help with chores, clean ups, hauling, painting and repairs by hiring local US veterans from our free One Day job board. HirePatriots helps business to recruit, market and to create their own HirePatriots community...
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Easy Biz Op 4 Veterans & Patriots

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HirePatriots, a leader in US veteran employment, has created an easy, low cost, turnkey opportunity for US veterans that want to own their own janitorial business. We will teach you how to get started, from A to Z. Why a janitorial business? There are many good reasons to start a janitorial or “commercial maintenance” business. ·         Low cost start up ·         Fast training curve for yourself and employees ·         Myriads of potential clients ·         Great potential to expand into related services HirePatriots also offers you a tremendous competitive edge. Our reputation, awards, endorsements, business contacts, national and local media coverage, web...
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Turning Weakness Into Strength

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Turning Weakness Into Strength, One Foot At a Time Excerpted from the new book At Home Recovery Handbook by Keith Angelin I am fascinated by the story described in Matthew 14:28-30 of Peter walking on water: 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Pretend for a moment that Jesus is back in town. He's performing all...
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HirePatriots' Business Plan

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HirePatriots.com is a free community website and job board for locations around the U.S.. Our primary mission is to assist U.S. military members, veterans and their spouses. We do this by working synergistically with local businesses and organizations.    We have developed a unique cause marketing plan for businesses and a great US veteran recruiting concept too. Our plan also includes tremendous free P.R. and media attention.    Our plan is based on what HirePatriots has done to expand from a small website and program in Oceanside , CA to having locations in 41 states. We have won numerous prestigious awards...
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List of our HirePatriots Member Businesses

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Here is a list of our HirePatriots members that have joined us to help others and to help themselves. They receive a customized HirePatriots website of their own that shares our top 1% ranking, the privilege of being a part of our highly regarded 501c3 non-profit, Patriotic Hearts, and multiple social networking, branding and marketing advantages that includes continuous opportunities to speak as a veteran ambassador of HirePatriots on TV, radio, in the press and at community organizations. HirePatriots members also receive my unlimited mentoring and assistance in creating a HirePatriots community program and chapter in their locations.  If you are...
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Why Veterans Should Move to Texas

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The purpose of this blog post is to encourage job seeking US veterans to move to Texas. HirePatriots is working with multiple companies in Texas that eagerly want to hire America’s former military. But here in California it is often difficult to convince them to move. For instance, there is a company in Houston, Texas that wants to hire 50 US veterans immediately to drive cement trucks. The average salary is $60,000+. -- US veterans should take a serious look at this opportunity and make that move. Here are some great reasons: It's cheaper: Texas has the highest 'effective' pay check...
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Put Your Story in a Book

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Do you have a unique, personal story to tell? Have you accomplished business success that will inspire others? Does your business have a message that needs to be written?    Tell us what you want said. We will write it. You will own it.    Today, the written word is transforming and finding new avenues to readers that regularly earn revenue from e-books to Kindle. Business-savvy entrepreneurs are using these new and effective ways and reaping the financial benefits that come with it.    Lead by Mark Baird, an award-winning, best-selling author and entrepreneur, we can write that story, market...
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Be a US Veteran Entrepreneur!

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Great Biz Op 4 US Veterans Many US veterans want to start their own business. They have learned how to be leaders and desire to implement what they have learned and what they can do. But leadership roles for most veterans in the corporate world are hard to find. Almost always you must start at the bottom of the ladder with rock bottom pay and work your way up. That takes time, often years. Also, it is often menial work far below your skill level. It’s frustrating and leaves you uninspired. You long for more responsibility, leadership and control. Starting your...
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Cause Marketing & Recruiting 4 Businesses

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Here is some information about HirePatriots and our recruiting and cause marketing methods. Hello, I am Mark Baird, the founder of Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 for US veterans and HirePatriots.com, one of the most popular web destinations for job seeking, active and former US military personnel. I am the author of An American Crisis: Veterans Unemployment, one of the top 10 business books in America; and, I recently wrote The Patriotic Business Plan: Strategies for Sensational Success, which comes out in October 2014. This book is specifically for US businesses that need to recruit US veterans and that want to market themselves as “veteran friendly.”...
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Great News About Your Health!

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 Statin Drugs vs. CoQ10By Joshua CornEditor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, Natural Health NewsletterSTORY HIGHLIGHTSStatins deplete a vitalnutrient your bodydesperately needsExperts: By age 50,your CoQ10 levels maybe critically lowWhy you need theright CoQ10, right nowThe supplementindustry's dirty secretFoolproof guide thatwill prevent you frombeing scammedIf you are taking a cholesterol-lowering statin drug such as Lipitor, Zocor, Crestor or Pravachol and want to maintain a vigorous, active lifestyle, then I have important news to share with you today. When blood tests reveal high LDL cholesterol levels, doctors tend to reflexively reach for their prescription pad for the...
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Flip Flop Dog Franchise 4 Veterans

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To All Veterans: “We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us”. – George Orwell Freedom isn't free. I don’t have to remind any of you who served.  It is astonishing to us at FlipFlop Dogs that until recent years, there was little hometown job security for those military veterans who proudly served their country.  Something is not right in our society and its’ priorities, as there are far too many veterans who never find fulfilling careers after serving in the military. We cannot employ every veteran,...
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Answers for US Veterans & America

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 US Veteran Employment Over the next three years, 1.3 million current, active duty US military are being discharged early from our armed services. America already has high US veteran unemployment numbers, this action by Congress will increase those ranks significantly. Patriotic Hearts, our 501c3 non-profit, has developed a comprehensive program to address this urgent issue: our HirePatriots Community Program, our US veteran ‘Work Ready’ Hiring Events, our Veterans Green Projects, and Military Marriage Retreats. The HirePatriots Community Program provides immediate assistance. This program connects local residents who need help with chores and repairs around their homes and yards with local US...
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Great Book for Veterans & Companies

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An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment was written by 25 US veteran employment experts. My wife and I also included our chapters. This book gives all job seeking US veterans definitive advice and direction. It also informs companies about the value of US veterans and how to create a successful veteran hiring program within your company. It has been at the top of the list of best sellers on Amazon in several categories.  As a means of honoring our US veterans I am offering this book at cost for one week. If you are a company, school, organization or a patriot that...
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5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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Good afternoon, I wanted to send a reminder in regards to our Law Enforcement Day on September 11th. We will be having our 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day where we will be honoring women in Law Enforcement and also our September 11th Memorial Event to be held at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.  I have attached the links below to sign up for the events. There is only two weeks left to register for these great events. Our Memorial Event will include a demonstration of SDSU Quad copter drones, Kaylee Wilson from SDPOA Women’s and Orphans Fund and Inspector...
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Answers about HirePatriots' Programs

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I am often asked to answer questions about the HirePatriots program in order to help reporters write about our unique program. Here are some answers to common questions.                 Tell us about HirePatriots.com … when and why did you start your site? A wounded US Marine from Camp Pendleton knocked on our door and asked if we had any work for him around our home or yard so that he could get the electricity and heat turned back on in his house. He had returned from Iraq just a few minutes before to find his wife...
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HirePatriots’ Community Program for Schools

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When I was a teacher in Southwest Los Angeles I always made sure that all of my students got a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Los Angeles Times before the end of the year. It had an amazing result! I saw children with no self-esteem transformed.   Today, being published in the Times or any paper is not what it used to be, especially to this new generation of school students. The Internet is where to be seen and appreciated. After several decades of developing the minds and hearts of students, for the last ten years I have been...
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