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On Starting Up From Three Veteran Entrepreneurs

You may think you know what tough is, but these three vets can tell you a few stories.

Starbucks to Hire 10,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Next 5 Years

As Veterans Small Business Week kicks off, Starbucks has announced plans to increase veteran hiring and use community stores to support service members.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Gives Wounded Veterans a New Life

Disabled veterans often find the return to civilian life difficult, especially when seeking jobs. Now, a university program thinks it has the key to their independence: turn them into entrepreneurs.

Small Business Person of the Year Helps Veterans Take Flight

John Stonecipher, the entrepreneur who launched a helicopter flight school, was recognized at National Small Business Week.

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.

Veterans Tackle the Challenges of Entrepreneurship

New programs help veterans harness their unique skills -- including determination, creative problem-solving and risk tolerance -- to overcome the challenges of starting a business.

New Google Resource Aims to Help Military Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

Google+ will now feature a hub of information, including live college-level courses on business for military veterans and their families.

Top 10 Franchises for Veterans

They want you: These franchises are embracing and supporting former military personnel in a big way.

Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.

How Military Veterans Are Finding Success in Small Business

Leveraging the benefits of their training and specialized resources, military veterans are increasingly turning to entrepreneurship. Here's a look at their battle plans.

This Franchise Is a Flying Success

A Seattle couple makes the jump into franchising with iFly.

How the Serial Entrepreneur Behind Tazo Tea Brews Up Success

Steven Smith built his career around tea, including selling a company to Starbucks for $9 million. Now this serial entrepreneur is succeeding on his own terms.

Three Ways to Capitalize on Business Optimism

Even before the nation added 200,000 new jobs in December, business owners were starting to feel more upbeat about 2012. Here's how to take advantage of that warm, fuzzy feeling.

For Paralyzed Athlete, Franchise Is Good Fit

J.J. O'Connor suffered a life-changing hockey injury at 16. Today, he's in the process of opening his fourth Sport Clips location -- and enjoying life as a business owner.

Why One Investor is Banking on Vets

Former Army major turned entrepreneur describes why he thinks veteran-owned businesses are a worthwhile investment.

Will Repealing the 3% Withholding Tax Help Businesses Hire?

Eliminating a planned tax on government contractors is viewed as good news by business groups. But will it spur the hoped-for hiring?

Five Resources for Turning Vets into Entrepreneurs

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.

10 Lessons from America's Greatest Military Leaders

Military talents can transfer well to guiding a team through the challenges of starting and running a small business.

Franchise Industry Looking For a Few Good Veterans

The International Franchise Association plans a new campaign to offer returning soldiers new career paths in franchising.

From Navy Jumpmaster to PostNet Franchisee

A retired sailor sheds her sea legs and finds solid ground--and financial freedom--as owner of a franchise.

The 10 Most Popular Franchises for Military Veterans

Veterans have myriad opportunities for franchise success--often at special rates. Here's a look at some of the best options.

How Veteran Franchise Centers Helps Veterans Follow Their Entrepreneurial Dream

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.

How They Became Small-Business Champions

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.

Veterans to Get Business Help With 'Fast Launch'

Entrepreneurial veterans get a boost from a new federal initiative that includes a focus on helping veterans seeking to start or grow a business.

Business Ideas for Military Veterans

Many veterans have made successful transitions from the service to business ownership. Here are a few options to consider.

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