Gary Johnson Touts His Entrepreneurial Experience, Criticizes Obama and Romney in OhioSubmitted by legalizeliberty on Fri, 11/02/2012 - 16:01
BOWLING GREEN—On the second stop of his statewide tour of Ohio, Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson relayed tales of his time in the private sector while offering the 150 people packed into the Cla-Zel Theatre some career advice.
“I have been an entrepenruer my entire life. Since I was 17 years old I have paid for everything I have in my life. When I was a junior in college I started a one man handyman business in Albuquerque and grew that business to employ over a thousand people,” he said, referring to the company Big J Enterprises.
Johnson later sold Big J in 1999 while he was governor for approximately $10 million.
“I am gonna offer you all some advice, it’s worth exactly what you’re paying for it. Whatever it is that you’re good at, apply in entrepreneurially. Go into business for yourself, do what you want to do for yourself and you’ll find the rewards to be a hundred-fold. You’ll never regret making that decision,” said Johnson to a crowd comprised of mostly Bowling Green college students and local residents.