Jason VanDevere, founder and owner of GoalCrazy Planners and VanDevere Holdings is an under 25-year-old go-getter looking to make a change in the way we set goals in our daily lives.
Here is his Under 25 story!
“I founded and own GoalCrazy Planners. I spent 6 months interviewing successful individuals on how they set and tracked their goals and then compiled the information into a planner that I sell. (The company is very young, I just launch on July 15th, but have had GREAT success so far. I sold over 1000 planners in my first 60 days.)
I also started a real estate investment company, VanDevere Holdings, where I buy and manage rental property. Right now I own a four-unit apartment building and am working on buying more properties.
I launched GoalCrazy on July 15th, 2019, however, I left my full-time job and have been working on it full time since January 1st, 2019. I started it because I had an obsession with planners and writing my goals. I had tried TONS of the planners out there and couldn’t find one I liked, so I made my own.
I started VanDevere Holdings because (I know this sounds crazy) but I have always wanted a bunch of kids (like 10) and I know I will need a way to support a large family like that, so began investing in real estate.
GoalCrazy has been a challenge for the ENTIRE time. To start, like most business experiences I have had, it took over twice as much time, money, and effort to get the business going. One of the largest difficulties was finding a supplier I liked in China.
The current large challenge I am dealing with is a “cash crunch” as I am starting to order inventory to stock up for the holiday season before being able to recoup my investment initially made to get the business going.
Difficulties for VanDevere Holdings was finding a bank that would lend me money since I was fresh out of college when I first started looking for properties.
In the next 12-18 months, I want to introduce a new “pro” version of the planner and develop an app to work alongside it. I would also like to find a commercial building to buy for VanDevere Holdings.”
If you are struggling to set your goals or keep your goals going then you should give them a try! Jason has something that is going to be worked on and developed further to make it a stronger product for all users so that they can achieve their goals just as he is.
The Under 25 section of 1PRCNT is meant to showcase to everyone that there are plenty of young entrepreneurs out in the business world making strides to better themselves and the world around them.
If you are an entrepreneur under the age of 25 and have a story you would like to share then please feel free to email us and we would love to interview you!