A young man with with Down syndrome has proven his entrepreneurship expertise after creating a million dollar company.
John Cronin, 21, has always had a flair for fancy socks, and after graduating high school, he decided to turn his passion into a career.
“I love all the Socks”
Since the beginning, John loved accessorizing his socks with his outfits, even though he faced criticism from his older brothers who were skeptical of his zany fashion sense. However, their opinion didn’t stop John from staying true to himself.
“They are not the fashion police,” John told Today. “I love all the socks that are very very colorful and let me be me.”
Planning for the future
Following his graduation, John was at a crossroad. While John didn’t know what he wanted to do with his future, he knew he wanted to go into entrepreneurship. Teaming up with his dad, the pair originally wanted to start up a food truck, but the idea quickly fell flat.
“One of the problems, me and my dad, both can’t cook,” John said. “Both of us are good at eating.”
Going back to the drawing board, John realized he could start a business based on something he loved: crazy socks.
“John had worn crazy and colorful socks his whole life, so it was something he loved and he suggested we should sell socks,” John’s father Mark said.
“I wanted to do something fun and creative,” John added.