Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

My transition from active military service to entrepreneurship is not uncommon; according to the U.S. Small Business Administration, Veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-Veterans and there is one Veteran owned firm for every ten Veterans, contributing significant to our nation’s economic health

It seems a perfect fit for experienced leaders who have already proven they are adaptive, disciplined, accountable, and results-oriented. But don’t let the suitability fool you; this business ownership thing isn’t as easy as it may sound! It has taken a tremendous amount of learning, building, and pigheaded determination to help lead scDataCom’s impressive year over year growth. Not to mention the invaluable contributions of an equally devoted business partner, who happens to be my daughter – I must say I did a great job raising her! Another game changer in my entrepreneurial journey was tapping into Veteran-focused resources such as those offered by Syracuse University’s Institute of Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Check out their portfolio of offerings, here.

I guarantee that you will benefit from a partnership with this selfless and committed team; they have professionally dedicated themselves to helping Veterans thrive and flourish, and stop at nothing to lend a guiding hand. I am a proud alumni of several of their programs and have learned priceless tips and techniques to first start, and now grow, my business.