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Fascinating Entrepreneurs - Natasha Miller EPISODE 26, 13th July 2021
How to Create a Thriving Business with Employees with Differing Abilities Ep. 26
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How to Create a Thriving Business with Employees with Differing Abilities Ep. 26

John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that founded John’s Crazy Socks. John is an entrepreneur who just happens to have Down syndrome. You may know them for being named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year or testifying before Congress or speaking at the UN. You may know them because John became “Sock Buddies” with President George H.W. Bush. Or you may know them for having grown a bootstrapped start up to a multi-million dollar business in four years.

John’s Crazy Socks is an internationally recognized social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do.

Their mission infuses all aspects of their business. More than half their employees have a differing ability. Their Giving Back Program starts with a 5 percent pledge of profits to the Special Olympics and has raised over $425,000 for their charity partners. They have attracted over 27,000 online reviews five start reviews. John’s Crazy Socks has over 240,000 Facebook followers and 55,000 Instagram followers.

You will love their socks, but the socks are just the physical manifestation of the happiness they share.

Where to Find John and Mark X. Cronin

Top Tech Tools

  • Calendly
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Microsoft To-Do
  • Klaviyo (mail)


This episode is sponsored by Entire Productions- Creating events (both in-person and virtual) that don't suck! and Entire Productions Marketing- carefully curated premium gifting and branded promo items. 

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