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Elliot Young

Advisor

Role and Company

CEO, Uniworld International Associates Inc

Expertise

25 years experience in consulting

Location

Brooklyn, NY

About Elliot

I come from an old school hard working blue collar middle class family of business owners. Started my first business with 5 friends at 12yrs old building pedal bikes of any speed for $30 to the neighborhood because not enough kids had bikes. Used that money to start a second business at 14yrs old with 11 older friends on the block called Uniclean Building Maintenance Corporation cleaning homes, offices, and commercial buildings. Started it for $800 and sold it for 100 times that amount 3 years later and the business that bought it still exists today. It was sold to an older brother of one of the founders. I used to carry a Macintosh Classic in a backpack doing logos for small businesses. Worked on Wall Street when I was 18 (Series 6 license / life and annuity) for First Investors Nasdaq certified and started my business a few years later using the logo I created at age 16 that I use today. Taught myself how to build computers, create software, and the rest is history. Had a radio show, video show, music industry, worked with award show production, sold costume jewelry across the USA doing trade shows, martial arts, travelled, and had a AT&T Wireless kiosk franchise with 3 locations and some other things between then and now. My unique perspective gives me some advantages to understanding small business and their needs. My business has changed over two decades. I keep abreast of technologies and how they can help small business today accross industries especially disruptive tech. I have volunteered my time to organizations for 25yrs+.

What is the military connection you might ask?
My Dad who was Port Authority Police, Bridge & Tunnel Police, NYPD, Ferry Agent for Marine & Aviation, Ambulance Driver, Jr Exec Paramount Pictures, and a few others. As well as owning 15 cars in his life, had his own radio show, and sold cases of snickers shipped from Brooklyn in WWII overseas to citizens, soldiers, and anyone who would purchase them. If that wasn't enough he was a Buffalo soldier with the 370th Company L. When he was honorably discharged he had a group of guys that did parties for military and law enforcement called The Corsairs and had custom made suits made every 2 weeks for $35 earning $125 per week which I was told was a fortune when everyone else with only one job was earning about $50 a week, So again I am a straight shooter and the education I received growing up with parents that were 43+ years older then myself and a Mom that retired from the IRS is priceless and made me the business person I am today. Thank you for your service if not for soldiers like yourself and my Dad that changed his age to enlist I would not be here today. My profile picture is my son in my Dad's WWII Buffalo Sodier uniform. ::: stands and salutes :::

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2 months ago

Who here has a background in Accounting/Finance that wouldn't mind talking with me?

Speak to an accountant, not necessarily a Professor who teaches accounting and has a Masters Degree in Accounting thats not...

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2 months ago

VA Loan for Real Estate Investment.

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2 months ago

Starting a Non Profit for veterans

Hi Bernice there are many resources but it seems that they are all being bought up by this new company...

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one year ago

I would like to get into real Estate development, particularly flipping homes and developing in low-income communities. Any advice on how to best to acquire start-up capital?

Thank you for your service. Quick advice. Invest in doors not residential property. Invest in 32 units and above. Always close...

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one year ago

Funding real estate investing

HML Hard money lenders but overall to get the best deals buy some stock in the bank you want to...

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