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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 website for their location. We also hold welcome home parties, military marriage retreats, job fairs and create military family gardens.

The Two Ancient Rules to Success

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  If you do these two things, you are much more likely to succeed as a person, as an employee, or entrepreneur. First, whether you are a business owner or an employee, always demand outstanding work from yourself. Do every job right. The next thing is joined to the first like a Siamese twin: Be honest. If you take money from a client and sell a product or service, do everything you were paid to do, and do it to the best of your ability. -- And if you are an employee, do all that you are paid to do, as...
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How Businesses Save Money and Help Veterans

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I personally vouch for and give my wholehearted recommendation to this program. -- Mark Baird Guarantee Businesses and non-profits that participate in this program are guaranteed to be offered a matching or lower processing rate than with their current processor.  Our 501c3 non-profit Patriotic Hearts uses Affinity 4 A Cause to process our donations. Just for doing so, they make a donation to our charity every month. And just as good as that, we pay less every month for payment processing, and receive better security and fraud protection. Why not use this for your business payment processing too?  Patriotic Hearts is one of...
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How to Make Money Working from Home.

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What is Digital Altitude? Digital Altitude is an top tier program created by Michael Force. This digital business sales system is catered towards online entrepreneurs who are ready to take their business to the next level. Digital Altitude took a year to develop and over a million dollars invested. There are 10 management staff, all have over 10 years experience in the internet marketing space, they have 25 support staff, and every member gets their own coach, to walk you through the 6 figure system, and close sales for you. Products include ASPIRE as a core product and then Base, Rise, Ascend, Peak,...
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A Corporate Social Responsibility Program

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HirePatriots Corporate Social Responsibility Program       HirePatriots is the US veteran employment program for the 501c3 non-profit, Patriotic Hearts. We help thousands of US military, veterans and their families every year, and as many civilian residents too. We provide a free community job for local citizens to hire their community's veterans, or their spouses, whenever they need an extra hand with chores or repairs. This simple community outreach has grown across America into 34 states and 76 counties.  HirePatriots has received the Congressional Medal of Merit, the National Volunteer Service Medal, and the Visionary Award for creating economic development. People...
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Free Veteran Recruiting Assistance

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A Corporate Social Responsibility Program HirePatriots provides businesses with a simple and powerful US veterans program that includes a popular community outreach for your employees. It maximizes your recruiting, retention, marketing, and sales efforts. It has helped tens of thousands of US veterans, and as many civilian citizens too.  This program has received awards from two US Presidents, including the Congressional Medal of Merit, the Chamber of Commerce’s Extra Mile Award, and the Visionary Award for creating economic development. It was even featured in People Magazine and received their Heroes Among Us award. – Examples and stories about this program are...
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How to Recruit at Job Fairs

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The fundamental key to any recruiting strategy is to develop various effective recruiting sources. Participating in HirePatriots’ job fairs offers you a great way to meet many U.S. veteran candidates for your open positions. – In addition to our Career Fairs and Job Boards, also offers a top-of-the-line Careers job board for you to post your part-time and full time openings: Ten Tips to Maximize Your Job Fairs 1) Arrive one hour early. if the job fair doors open at 10 AM, be there by 9 AM. Be sure that you are prepared and ready when the crowds begin coming in. ...
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Change Your Life: Start A Business

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Being business owner is a lot of fun. It gives you an income and a freedom that no job will ever provide, and the fulling satisfaction of employing others. But it takes a serious commitment to succeed and hard work. One of the great benefits of owning a business is that you can sell it. It has equity. Every new account or client you acquire makes your company more valuable. I was able to build-up and to sell my businesses several times. I took vacations, spent quality time with my family, surfed a lot, lived in gorgeous homes and owned multiple...
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Career Training at UEI Colleges

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UEI is an excellent option for transitioning veterans to consider if they want to transfer their military training and experience into a professional career. UEI will be attending our Hire Patriots job fair on Camp Pendleton Marine Base on October 24, 2016.  Put Education to Work with UEI’s Programs Choosing the right school to advance your education begins by asking, "What programs are available and will they fit my needs?" At UEI, experience relevant, real-life instruction you can use to make a meaningful impact in the career you choose. We offer our students a variety of career training options to fit...
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Panda: Seeking US Military Veterans

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Panda Restaurants is attending our October 4th job fair at Camp Pendleton Marine Base.   Panda Restaurant Group is committed to hiring former members of the military and fostering an environment where these individuals can succeed professionally and personally. Check-out their Career Opportunities here: https:/ Panda Restaurant Group is the world leader in Asian dining experiences and parent company of Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San, is dedicated to becoming a world leader in people development. Whether through sharing food with guests or providing opportunities for professional and personal growth with associates, all are embraced in a genuine family environment that is uniquely...
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Why You Should Be a Veteran Business Owner

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Owning a business is the right decision for many veterans. A business owner is in control of their destiny.  There are no limits to how big you can grow or how much money you can make. And you have the fulfilling satisfaction of being an employer. Of course, you could buy an existing business, or become a franchisee; but, starting up a company of your own imagination and desire is far more advantageous. – Microsoft, Apple, and thousands of other hugely successful businesses began in garages. Your business can too. I started a business of my own when I was a...
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Veteran Employment Situation Report Issue

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  VETERAN UNEMPLOYMENT REPORTGeneral Summary from CPS Veterans ReportThe BLS CPS report states there were 20,857,000 veterans left in the United States in August, down 26,000 from the 20,883,000 veterans in July. As I have said many times, since the Vietnam War the trend of veterans in the United States has continuously been decreasing. America has lost two-thirds of its veterans since the Vietnam War. This is an important issue for veterans as with decreasing numbers, they are losing the political power they had in the past.BLS CPS reports there were 10,522,000 (50.4%) veterans in the workforce in August. That represents...
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Geoff is a military friendly business owner that respects the discipline and leadership qualities that US veterans are taught in the military.  His business is expanding across the nation and he needs team leaders He called me today and asked if I could help him find a US veteran that could help him manage his crews and grow his business. Right now, he needs someone on the East Coast to handle the DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia area.  Geoff will train you on how to install and maintain every kind of floor, so that you can train and supervise crews. He is offering...
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Do You Want to Own a Security Business?

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You’ve served your country, and now it’s time for a new beginning.Providing for yourself and your family while serving to protect yourcommunity is a logical next step for those who have high levels ofcommitment, passion and dedication. SIGNAL 88 SECURITY We’re here to provide peace of mind to pursue passion in life.The vision of Signal 88 Security, since its founding in 2003, is to provide a full suite of world-class and industry-leading security services for residential, commercial, retail and institutional customers because, quite simply, safety is a basic human right and need. The promise of Signal 88 Security is to...
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Hello, this is Mark Baird and I am inviting your company to a very special job fair on October 24 that we are holding at Camp Pendleton Marine Base, home to 65,000 highly trained US Marines. We are also inviting US veteran job seekers throughout Southern California to attend. Hire Patriots is holding a US Military job fair in San Diego on Monday, October 24, on Camp Pendleton Marine Base, at the Pacific View Events Center. Job seekers will attend between 10 AM and 2 PM. (Companies can begin setting up at 9 AM. A buffet lunch will be provided for company representatives on the...
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US Veterans Magazine

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There are a few magazines specifically for veterans. Some are not really about the military or veterans, instead they are about selling advertising, not content. US Veterans Magazine publishes content that is directed at informing and promoting the men and women that serve and who have served in our US Military. It is stock full of interesting, inspirational and educational articles and reports about people and issues that impact US veterans. -- It is also a great read for companies that want to recruit US veterans. They even hold seminars to teach businesses how.  I am promoting this magazine because I...
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Make Your Business Stand Out from the Crowd

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Have you ever driven up to a stop light with two lanes and seen dozens of cars behind eachother in one and no cars or just a few in the other? It seems to be human nature to do what others are doing too. But in the competitive world of business that is not always a good idea. A leader does not follow. I have worked with businesses across America, from giants to start-ups, helping them to take a giant leap forward in their branding, marketing and recruiting strategies.  Most of them are not utilizing millions of dollars’ worth of free...
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5 Common Health Concerns of U.S. Veterans

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To be able to serve your country is among the highest of honors. After spending years or even decades protecting your country and those who live in it, it’s important to protect yourself as well. Not only with war, but with everyday military service as well, there are influxes of different things a person can be exposed to.   While in the heat of battle or during your career in the service, you may not think of what the after-effects could be. Not only are concerns for one’s mental wellbeing present, but physical issues with health can also arise. Be aware...
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Helping U.S. Veterans: A Purpose Filled Life

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Patriotic Hearts is a 501c3 non-profit, founded in 2007. It was inspired by a US Marine that knocked on our door in 2004, after being wounded in Iraq. The utilities had been turned off in this young man’s house. He had a wife and two toddlers. And he was looking for some immediate, extra work to get the heat and lights turned back on. We helped him, of course. And my wife made a hot meal for his family. -- And then we hired a company to make a website and job board for community residents to post jobs whenever they...
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US veterans across America have started their own US Military Maintenance business. Each USMM owner has made over $250K in their first year. In their second year, they are aiming at $1 million dollars. They are all hiring other US veterans, and are able to pay them all a good wage. -- Here is a recording of our monthly team call. Hear how well they doing. And then join us as we reach our goal of employing 100,000 US veterans across America.     Here is a LinkedIn post with more details: A Business for US Veterans to Own  ...
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Hire Patriots Job Fair

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Hire Patriots is holding a US Military job fair in San Diego on Monday, October 24, on Camp Pendleton Marine Base, at the Pacific View Events Center. Job seekers will attend between 10 AM and 2 PM. (Companies can begin setting up at 9 AM. A buffet lunch will be provided for company representatives on the Sea View terrace.) Transitioning veterans are at a high right now because of the President’s order to reduce the numbers of US military personnel. Camp Pendleton Marine Base is home to 65,000 US Marines with a variety of skills; including, leadership, teamwork, discipline, and a hard...
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