Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole, that was said by photographer Roger Karris. Maybe you are, or aren’t a dog person. I’m a dog person. We have two dogs at home, Tater who is a pitbull cattle dog mix, and Audrey Hepburn who is a cavalier king charles spaniel. I will let you all figure out which one was my husbands when we got married. Whether or not you’re a dog person, there’s pretty much no denying that dogs hold a special place in our lives and in society. I remember when I was in high school, I got really sick and spent a few weeks in the hospital. The best day of the week was when the therapy dog came by. I never wanted those moments to end. Dogs can bring so much to a family, a person, a community. They protect, they nurture, they cuddle, they play, they heal, they are a gift. Our guest today, Marshall Morris, had a passion for helping dogs and humans, and found a way to have an impact on both.
ON LEARNING TO BUILD A BUSINESS THAT GIVES BACK
After his Army career, Marshall was seeking more purpose in his career. He found himself jumping from job to job, before everything fell into place. He soon found himself building businesses that surrounded that allowed him to combine his love for dogs, and his servant heart for veterans. The community spoke, and his business listened, ensuring that each product gave back to the communities they serve, as they continued to grow. iHeart Dogs not only donates toys to shelters, but gives back to provide veterans with services they may need.
DEALING WITH PHASES IN BUSINESS
Through scaling multiple businesses, Marshall has learned the various ways to get through hurdles in business. Whether you’re in a niche business, or gaining a community of family, Marshall walks through the ways to persevere in business, and learn from the feedback of your community.
Marshall dives into the proven benefits of not only veterans having dogs, and pets in general, but as human beings the benefits that we reap interacting with dogs. Their emotional connection is proven through science but also in the way that human beings as a species cherish their pets as family. Every day new research is being done as to the real effects of war, but also the real treatments that could improve the quality of life of veterans.
About Marshall Morris.
Marshall is a serial internet entrepreneur and an Army Veteran who sold his first online company at the age of 28 for over 7 figures. Since then he has been actively involved in scaling profitable 7 and 8 figure internet based businesses that focus on high quality products and services that give back to humanity in a measurable way. His current company iHeartDogs.com has funded over 10 million meals to shelter dogs, donated over 140,000 toys to animals awaiting their forever homes in shelters and funded over $250,000 dollars to provide Veterans with service and companion animals.
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