We're proud to announce that Action Point was recently nominated and is now a finalist for Veteran-Owned business of the year in West Michigan by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce.
The United States military is not the environment one joins to craft and develop the foundation of successful entrepreneurship. And yet, when I reflect on the growth Action Point has experienced over the last 3 years, it is evident that the principles and disciplines the military instills are very much a part of the firm being built today.
The core values of the United States Navy are Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
I don't know any successful business that has been built without a healthy dose of commitment and we remain as committed as ever to doing our part in making investors lives better. That continues to mean advocating for and delivering lower investing fees, fiduciary management, and full blown financial planning for today's and tomorrow's investors.
Honor is something lacking throughout the financial services industry. I'm not saying there aren't good people but there are a lot of bad and even more troubling to us, lots of good people that have to follow honor lacking policies, procedures and practices. Honor is something we take seriously. We have to earn it each and every day and work hard at that.
Courage. That's an interesting one. Being a great investor takes courage. We haven't forgotten what it's like to be in the midst of a crash and believe courage is just as important in today's investing world as ever before (maybe more so).
We're proud to be a finalist for this award, whether we win it or not. What it represents is meaningful to us.
Ben VerWys - Co-Founder & Senior Financial Advisor / former U.S. Navy Military Police Officer