Jones’ public Facebook profile features a huge selection of pictures of him and their household leading a lifestyle that is gatsby-esque.
By the end of a single day Jones is just a self-made guy. He inherited the credit bureau company from their dad, but he began the payday lending company on his own, and through several years of six-day work months, expanded it to the kingdom it really is today.
While critics dissect the ethics of Jones’ company, they often either gloss over or discount his business acumen.
“Allan actually knows the buyer,” claims John “Thunder” Thornton, another East Tennessee business owner and buddy of Jones. “He knows what sort of customer thinks.”
Thornton has gained success in the own right, creating a carpeting production factory and offering it, then starting Thunder Enterprises, Inc., an estate that is real investment business. Thornton knew Jones right back if the two had been in senior high school, Thornton in Maryville, Tenn., and Jones in Cleveland. Both had been wrestlers. “Allan had been a wrestler that is great” claims Thornton. “I became a wrestler, but I happened to be not even close to great.” Joe Decosimo, founder of Chattanooga-based Decosimo Accounting, fostered the relationship between Jones and Thornton. Continue Reading