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The Military Entrepreneur

Many of the skills and personal qualities that U.S. Soldiers acquired while in the Service, such as patience, drive, perseverance, sacrifice, problem solving, and handling adversity, are well suited for them to become a successful entrepreneur.

The fact that you may have little or no business experience should not dissuade you from considering an entrepreneurial option to employment. If you have the right combination of skills, some great ideas, and the necessary drive to be an entrepreneur, you should consider working for yourself.

Get Useful Advice

If you decide to go into business, make sure you choose the right business for your particular skills, abilities, motivation, and interests.  A good starting point is the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) website at: www.sba.gov/starting-business.

Several other websites also can provide assistance in starting a business:

Acquire Veterans Assistance

Several government agencies and nonprofit organizations offer a wealth of assistance to veterans interested in starting their own business. Most of the assistance involves training, counseling, and financing.

The US Department of Veterans Affairs reports that servicemembers are returning to school at higher rates than they have been in decades. Extending a helping hand in this pursuit of education is a host of federal financial aid opportunities available to them, their spouses, and their dependents.
Take a look at our guide below:
Financial Aid Guide for Military Personnel and Veterans - https://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/military/
Additional resources:
The College Guide for Servicemembers and Veterans - https://www.bestcolleges.com/resources/college-guide-servicemembers-and-veterans/
A Guide to Military-Friendly Colleges - https://www.bestcolleges.com/features/top-military-friendly-colleges/