Print Posted By on 06/28/2017 in Veteran News

Why Veterans and Business Go Hand in Hand

Why Veterans and Business Go Hand in Hand


Remember the old Army recruitment campaign from the 1980s that insisted soldiers “do more before 9 a.m. than most people do all day?” Well, this really is more than just an effective use of hyperbole; it’s symbolic of the old-fashioned work ethic instilled through military training and service. The lessons learned and lived in military service like leadership, teamwork, competitive spirit, mission-orientation and ambition are the same attributes needed to succeed in business.

According to Census data, there are currently more than 3 million veteran-owned businesses and military veterans are twice as likely to own a business as non-veterans. In fact, one-in-seven veterans own a business, while only one-in-14 Americans own a business. Some of our nation’s greatest entrepreneurs are military veterans. Fred Smith, founder and CEO of FedEx, served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Phil Knight, founder and CEO of Nike, served in the U.S. Army Reserve and Ross Perot, founder of EDS and Perot Systems, served in the U.S. Navy and the list continues.

No matter who your customers are, America wants to Buy Veteran! Turn the page to learn how promoting your military service will help your business grow.

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