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Herman Dolce had always dreamed of having his own company and achieving financial freedom. This was his take on the American Dream–which is different for every person. For some it is to migrate to the United States and start from zero, or being able to grow in the corporate world.
For Herman Dolce, a first generation immigrant from Haiti, his American Dream was making it in the business world. In fact, growing up, his parents made sure to push him to become successful in the land of the free.
Herman used to have a regular job, where he was someone else in the machine and had to follow certain rules and respond to someone else. After a trip to Italy right before his first daughter Bella was born, Herman started to consider starting his own company.
He had enjoyed the trip to Italy so much that he was dreading going back to work. As he referred to how he felt about going back, his brother suggested that he start his own company and start his path to financial freedom on his own rules.
Soon after the trip to Italy, Herman started Bella Sloan Enterprises a financial services company named after his first daughter. Their goal is to educate clients on credit and repair their scores. The company also helps startups and medium-sized companies get business credit/funding.
The mission statement of Bella Sloan Enterprises is precisely, “the American Dream.” Just so, two years after starting the company, Herman was able to quit his six figure job and start to live life by his own rules.
For Herman to achieve success, mindset was crucial. Mindset was what allowed him to understand his daily goals in building his brand and in providing the best service possible for his clients. If no one was going to believe in him, he had to believe in himself.
Moreover, Herman’s main advice for those who are starting a business is to focus on what is important to yourself and on what is the mission of the business. For Herman, the American Dream was the mission–and it mattered that that was clear to him.
Now that Herman is on the path to financial freedom, he can take a trip to Italy whenever he wants, just as he had hoped back when he decided to start his business. Rather than pushing aside his hopes for changing his life, or being overshadowed by fear, Herman concentrated his efforts into starting his own company.
Furthermore, Herman did not just start his own company, he also made sure he had the best result and provided the best service to his clients. His consistency will continue to differentiate him from his competition.
Even now, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Herman is headed to his next projects, which include entering into different private sectors. He is in the process of working on multi unit buildings in Cleveland, Philadelphia and Baltimore, in order to work on his original passion: real estate.
He also started a second company called the Olivia Monroe Enterprises, after his second daughter, which will focus on trucking and logistics. But in these trying times of the US economy, he is working to ensure his business is sustainable.