This column is designed to give sound advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership to veteran entrepreneurs and their families.
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?
Recent upswings in the U.S. economy combined with legislation promoting business ownership means more minorities than ever are choosing the path of entrepreneurship over traditional careers. According to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses report, there are more than 22 million minority owned businesses in the U.S. In addition to African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and women business owners, veterans are increasingly using their talents and creativity to create new businesses and new opportunities for their fellow Americans.
Remember those kids at school that called people names, knocked them down on the playground and stole their lunch? Turns out, it doesn’t matter how old you get—there are still bullies in the world, they just look a little different—bigger, meaner and slightly more sophisticated.