Ten to 20 years ago, it might have been difficult to believe that a person with Down syndrome could write a book, start a business, become a fashion designer or manage his own restaurant. Today, there are hundreds of people demonstrating everyday their potential and unquestionable skills.
Meet John Cronin, a 21-year-old entrepreneur with Down syndrome from Huntington, New York who doesn’t let disability stop him from reaching his dream of building his own business together with his father.
According to Fox Business, he has built a $1.3-million business selling socks with the company’s mission: Make people happy through socks. John, the co-founder and Chief Happiness Officer of John’s Crazy Socks, said he has a simple business philosophy: “socks, socks, and more socks.” The company is known for its colorful prints and designs – socks that are unique not only for its designs but also for the person who came up with the company.
According to its website, “We seek those socks that will make a difference, that will make you smile or laugh, that will tug at your heart, that will add some zest to your life. We are all about socks that will matter to you, that you will love and cherish.”
It all started in 2016 and right now, the company now sells over 1,300 pairs of colorful socks for every occasion and what’s good about their company is that it donates a percentage of its sales to charities that help others with disabilities. With sales booming after just barely a year in business, John’s story is an inspiring example of creative entrepreneurship.
Watch his successful story below and be inspired.
Mark X. Cronin, the co-founder / president of John’s Crazy Socks and dad of John said, “We are on a mission to spread happiness, and we are spreading that message through socks.”
The business boasts over 80,000+ Facebook fans. Just recently, they have already expanded into a larger warehouse and office in Melville, New York. Their customers include former president George H.W. Bush, comedian Kevin James and Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt.
Aren’t they amazing?
The great lesson behind these people? When you follow your dreams and use your passion and abilities with wisdom, you are transforming the world for good and inspiring others to give their best.
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