This column is designed to give sound advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership to veteran entrepreneurs and their families.
Meet Dennis Roark—Army Space Command Veteran, CEO of Terra Ferma and winner of the August Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award. Our team had a chance to catch up with Dennis and have him share about his experience as a veteran entrepreneur.
To Larry Schaberg, the IT development world seemed to only be about the bottom line. When he left the Marine Corps, Larry decided to pursue his true passion of computers and technology. Larry quickly discovered that the companies he worked for focused on choosing IT solutions based on partnerships, affiliations or profit margin rather than customer needs—the right solution was often irrelevant. He was restless and dissatisfied.
By Madhur Grover
At StreetShares, we’re passionate about putting capital into the hands of veteran small business owners and helping veteran entrepreneurs achieve their dreams. That’s why we created the StreetShares Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award.
We have the privilege of meeting so many great applicants each month for the StreetShares Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award. Thank you to all the awesome veteran and military spouse owned businesses that participated in August! We are proud to announce the five finalists:
Sometimes life throws a wrench in your small business plans. Unexpected expenses can come up that make it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demand of loan payments. You might have every intention to repay your business loan during economically hard times, but when push comes to shove and money is tight, it’s easy to fall behind. So what should small business owners to do if they find themselves in a tight spot? And how should you expect to be treated by your lender if you default on your loan?