Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Successful veteran business owners share how to start a business, find funding and gain customers.

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There are 5.5 million employer businesses in the U.S., and 1 of every 14 is veteran-owned. That’s a significant number but not surprising.

“The military excels at teaching transferable ‘soft’ skills of critical thinking and multitasking, teamwork and leadership, integrity and motivation, among others,” said Edward Slavis, a former U.S. Marine Infantry Officer who served in Iraq. “I apply these skills to my real estate business, but they could be employed in any field.”

The skills veterans learn during their military service aren’t the only advantage veteran entrepreneurs have over their civilian counterparts. Vets can take advantage of free training, education, funding and networking events. Here is a list of the basic steps for starting your business – along with the resources that will make it successful.

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