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From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business
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From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.

Business Ideas for Veterans

Special Event Security

Special Event Security

Be the middle person between a manufacturer and the retailer. This is a business that will never grow old.
Self Defense Training

Self Defense Training

Empower women and men alike with self defense training.
Survival and Outdoor Training

Survival and Outdoor Training

Create your own "Man vs. Wild"-type business as a survival and outdoor trainer.
Residential Security Consultant

Residential Security Consultant

Keep homeowners feeling safe and sound with your expert security advice.
Firearms Training

Firearms Training

If you have past military experience or just have a passion for firearms, teach others how to use theirs.

Featured Articles

The Top 10 Franchise Brands for Veterans
Franchises

The Top 10 Franchise Brands for Veterans

Vets deserve special consideration this Memorial Day. In the entrepreneurial world, certain franchisors haven't forgotten that.
Under Armour Pulls
Marketing

Under Armour Pulls 'Band of Ballers' T-Shirt After Complaints

The shirt featured an image meant to evoke associations with a famous Iwo Jima photograph.
5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business
Starting a Business

5 Things Veterans Should Know to Start a Technology Business

Veterans are well prepared to launch the next great startup. Many just need the right help to do so.
What Two Years in the Israeli Army Taught Me About Leadership
Leadership

What Two Years in the Israeli Army Taught Me About Leadership

A CEO underwent some tough training on his way to "take that hill."
Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating
Grow Your Business

Why Veterans and Civilian Employers Have So Much Trouble Communicating

Vets are eager to work and the private sector admires their service but cultural differences make the process surprisingly difficult.
How This Army Vet Found Camaraderie in a Burger Franchise
Franchises

How This Army Vet Found Camaraderie in a Burger Franchise

Not even 30 years old, Daniel Kemelman has brought skills from his time in the National Guard into his Bareburger restaurant.
6 Traits of Exceptional Military Leaders That Apply in the Business World
Leadership

6 Traits of Exceptional Military Leaders That Apply in the Business World

A CEO of a frozen yogurt company describes how his experience in the military shared his leadership style.
5 Key Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From
The 'Treps

5 Key Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Unbroken' Louis Zamperini

You've read the book or seen the film, now apply the wisdom of this true story of persistence and overcoming all odds to your endeavors.
How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs
Leadership

How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs

A Los Angeles civil servant explains the challenges related to the work force today.
A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
Franchises

A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
10 Things Entrepreneurs and Military Pilots Have in Common
Leadership

10 Things Entrepreneurs and Military Pilots Have in Common

A startup founder shares the lessons he learned while serving as a helicopter pilot.
7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free
Franchises

7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free

If you are a veteran interested in franchising, you have until January to apply for 7-Eleven's free franchise giveaway contest.
6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans
Grow Your Business

6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans

It takes work and effort to create a successful hiring program for servicepeople, but the rewards to your company can be exponential.
7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business
The 'Treps

7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business

Veterans possess these skills that help them excel in entrepreneur or employee roles.
The Many Benefits of Mentoring Vets Entering the Business World
Leadership

The Many Benefits of Mentoring Vets Entering the Business World

Business leaders are uniquely suited to help veterans eager to apply their skills as entrepreneurs and employees.
5 Insights for Veterans Competing in the Civilian World
Grow Your Business

5 Insights for Veterans Competing in the Civilian World

The transition to civilian from the structure and values of the military might be the toughest mission yet.
Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals
Franchises

Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals

A snapshot of the restaurant and retail chains that are serving up Veterans Day deals to those who have served our country.
Veterans Are Natural Born Entrepreneurs
Business News

Veterans Are Natural Born Entrepreneurs

Discipline, training and organization can be tapped for financial victory.
The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People
Technology

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.

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What's Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?

You think you know business? Take our quiz and find out how well attuned you are to the demands of being an entrepreneur.
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