There’s been a lot of talk about veterans lately. The SBA dubbed last week Veterans Small Business Week when it announced that it will waive some of its borrower fees for veterans in the coming year. And First Lady Michelle Obama was here in Orlando yesterday to encourage businesses big and small to hire veterans; to help them establish careers outside the military when their service ends.
I never served in the military, but I have the utmost respect for those who give their time, effort, resources, and lives to defend our country and the freedoms we enjoy. These men and women, no doubt, have skills, abilities, and attributes (leadership, discipline, loyalty, etc.) that are valuable in any business. I agree with Mrs. Obama that they deserve the chance at a career when they return from Iraq or Afghanistan or wherever they may have been deployed.
I’d enjoy hearing any stories you have to share about yourself or someone you know who served in the military. Better yet, I’d love to hear about any experiences (good or bad) about returning to civilian life and starting (or restarting) a career or a business.
I hope the attention and assistance given to entrepreneurial veterans continues and we see these dedicated individuals do great things after they take off their uniforms. Thanks again to all veterans everywhere.
Dedicated to Your Continued Success,