Entrepreneurship is about creating financial freedom, and we want to help our fellow veterans make it happen! That’s why we created the StreetShares Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award.
This month’s winner is Daddy's Deployed! Daddy's Deployed is a military spouse owned business that creates customizable books to prepare children for their parent's deployment or for a military move.
Daddy’s Deployed Story
When CEO Bridget Platt's husband was deploying, she ordered every children's book she could get her hands on that talked about military separation to help prepare her daughter. She was disappointed with the books she found-- they were full of images of sad children and tears. That was not what she wanted her daughter to remember.
Bridget decided to write her own story. She wanted her daughter to know that her daddy was brave and loved her, and that she was a strong little girl. Bridget wanted the deployment to be full of happy memories for her daughter of sending her dad care packages filled with the family's favorite things. That's what her book encapsulates.
Since its launch three years ago, Daddy's Deployed has helped more than 700 families prepare their children for the deployment of both moms and dads. Daddy's Deployed, Mommy's Deployed and Military Moves are each fully customizable books which include the name, gender and physical attributes of both the child (or children) and the parents.
Congratulations, Daddy’s Deployed!
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About Commander's Call:
Each month, Veteran and military spouse owned small businesses who apply for pre-approval for a business loan on StreetShares.com will be entered for the award. Entries will be considered for the award for the month in which they submit their loan application. Businesses that enter are evaluated based on market need, product or service competitiveness, and potential mass appeal. The winner each month is chosen by a panel led by StreetShares advisor and former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General George Casey, and awarded $5,000 to help grow their business.