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Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

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For the men and women of the U.S. military, starting a business in this economy can be tricky. Here are the government programs that aim to help veterans strike out on their own.
November 11, 2011 in Startup Basics
Photos: 10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

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Military talents can transfer well to guiding a team through the challenges of starting and running a small business.
November 11, 2011 in Grow Your Business
Franchise Industry Looking For a Few Good Veterans

Franchise Industry Looking For a Few Good Veterans

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The International Franchise Association plans a new campaign to offer returning soldiers new career paths in franchising.
November 10, 2011 in Franchises
From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee

From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee

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A retired sailor sheds her sea legs and finds solid ground--and financial freedom--as owner of a franchise.
July 26, 2011 in Success Stories
The 10 Most Popular Franchises for Military Veterans

The 10 Most Popular Franchises for Military Veterans

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Veterans have myriad opportunities for franchise success--often at special rates. Here's a look at some of the best options.
June 21, 2011 in Researching a Franchise
How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

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Lonnie Helgerson has headed up Ident-A-Kid, Expetec and Computer Doctor, but he's also a veteran of the U.S. Army. Helgerson's latest company combines his knowledge of both worlds.
June 21, 2011 in Startup Basics
How They Became Small-Business Champions

How They Became Small-Business Champions

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Of the 27 million small businesses in the U.S. a mere fraction of them can call themselves a Small Business Champion. Here's how they did it.
May 20, 2011 in Family Business
Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

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Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.
April 13, 2011 in Starting a Business
Photos: Business Ideas for Military Veterans

Business Ideas for Military Veterans

Many veterans have made successful transitions from the service to business ownership. Here are a few options to consider.
November 10, 2010 in Business Ideas
The Next Mission: Autonomy

The Next Mission: Autonomy

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Some veterans are discovering that the rigid life of the military can be the ideal preparation for the freedom of entrepreneurship.
June 16, 2010 in Success Stories

Lessons From The Battlefield

Leadership insights that don't pull any punches.
November 12, 2009 in Managing Employees

From War Zone to Franchise Zone

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How one franchisee is shaping a new future for business owners in Afghanistan
July 10, 2009 in Franchises

Do Veterans Make Better Franchisees?

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They have qualities any business owner can take to heart.
July 9, 2009 in Franchise Buying Guide

How Veterans Can Find Funds

The SBA has launched several programs geared at helping vets open up shop.
June 15, 2009 in Financing

Hostile Makeover

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Former Navy SEAL Rob Roy will tear you down and deprive you of everything you think is important. When he's done, you--and your company--will thank him.
February 5, 2009 in Leadership

From Servicemen to Businessmen

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For these veterans, SBA's PX is an entrepreneurial Rx.
November 21, 2008 in Success Stories

When War Means Profits

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By catering to soldiers and their families, some businesses are keeping both goodwill and profits in mind.
May 24, 2007 in Business Ideas

From Serving Your Country to Owning a Franchise

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How franchising provides assistance to veterans seeking to own their own businesses
September 20, 2006 in Franchises
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