Friday, October 29, 2010

Column: MTSU Grad, Entrepreneur Patrick Honeycutt

by Martin Kennedy

Patrick Honeycutt
Construction sector doing lousy? Not for this MTSU grad. He has a job with a Nashville-based construction company and is pursuing an intriging business idea on the side. I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Patrick Honeycutt yesterday. He is a recent MTSU grad. He majored in Construction Management with a Business Administration minor and enjoyed a great career on the gridiron for the Blue Raiders. He told me about his opportunity to work out with the Denver Broncos, with whom he got a free-agent contract. I got the inside story on rockstar rookie Tim Tebow. Apparently he really is a great guy.

Honeycutt got hired just two months ago by Capitol Homes, a Nashville-based home builder that is making the successful transition to home renovations. I never taught Honeycutt while he studied here in the 'Boro, but he let me know that Dr. Katie Kemp (Management and Marketing) was his favorite professor here. As for his business concept, I was impressed. He has identified an interesting niche and thought through many of the details. His business plan is impressive, and he is learning a great deal as he tries to put this together. People like Honeycutt are great ambassadors for MTSU. The president of the company has a good employee and is likewise impressed with his entrepreneurial effort. That word gets around and helps MTSU grads out there in the labor market and the ones who enter it every year.

Martin Kennedy

Martin Kennedy teaches economics at MTSU. In this column he will discuss business news and interview Jones College faculty experts on particular topics. Views expressed are not necessarily those of the Jones College. He invites reader input. 

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