Why Military Veterans Should Become Entrepreneurs

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On July 5, 2016
I’m one of the 2.5 million veterans who served in Iraq or Afghanistan. I’m also an entrepreneur. And I’m not alone. The men and women of today’s armed services are uniquely positioned to become successful entrepreneurs. To my fellow veterans: You have what it takes. By nature of your military service, you possess the skills […]
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Veterans and Federal Contracting Business Opportunites

  • Posted by Ashley Panter
  • On June 9, 2016
In FY2014, the federal government awarded $445.6 billion in contracts, with $91.7 billion awarded to small businesses. In the same year, veteran-owned small businesses received $19.0 billion in contracts. Veterans are 9.1 percent of all business owners in the United States. The federal government is committed to seeking veteran owned small-businesses (VOSB) to buy from. There are two main programs in use today. The first is the Small […]
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Leadership in the Workplace — Part II

  • Posted by Liz Overstreet
  • On July 21, 2011
In my first article, I explained that after retirement from the Army, I started consulting and my first contract was for a large food distribution center. During my time on-site I saw a number of issues that caused me to realize the majority of their problems were caused by trying to manage people as though […]
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