After graduating from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in industrial engineering, Art Hamel went to work for IBM and was sent to California. After completing his assignment with IBM, Art decided he should be a business management consultant and founded a management consulting business with two partners, HTH Consulting Associates in New York. Art wound up back in California and bought a 25-unit motel in Modesto. Art took his motel to 0% vacancy by offering truck drivers a cold beer when they checked in. This was indicative of Art’s creative abilities.
By the time Art had been in business two years, he owned 25 individual businesses. He decided that the businesses should be sold and realized that the real estate brokerage community didn’t know how to market anything any further than the sticks and bricks so he obtained a real estate license and started working with Dick Reno and Cliff Weaver. He then started training real estate brokers to sell and invest in businesses. Over 15 years his Business Opportunity Seminar was taught to over 100,000 people. He also taught a beginning entrepreneurial business seminar for the University of Southern California.
Other notable accomplishments of Arthur Hamel are: