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Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Shad Meshad | Posted 07.21.2016 | Impact
Shad Meshad

Union Bank is not the largest bank around. But, on any list of financial institutions based on their commitment to veterans, look for them on top. Our...

Veteran Entrepreneurship: The Next Frontier in the Mission to End Homelessness?

Raymond “RJ” Jones | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Raymond “RJ” Jones

These men and women are trained to handle extreme circumstances, and many have lived through combat. But their leaving active duty doesn't just change the work they do, it changes the very fabric of their lives.

Empowering Veterans Through Entrepreneurship

Jack Nadel | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Jack Nadel

Every day, Americans wake up to frightening headlines from all across the globe. Warring factions of terrorist groups, especially in the Middle East and Africa, show no signs of desiring peace, and the threat of nuclear attack is ever present.

The Power of One

Jack Nadel | Posted 03.23.2015 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

No matter your situation in life, you can change your circumstances. You have all the capability within yourself to make good things happen. And while pursuing your goals, you can enjoy every minute of it.

Beyond The Revolving Door: New Pathways To Veteran Success

Joseph Kopser | Posted 09.05.2014 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

Society must understand that we cannot throw together a few small business loan programs and and step back: "Thanks for your Service" is just not enough.

Start Early to Be an Entrepreneur

Jack Nadel | Posted 09.28.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

In many ways, an entrepreneur's career is like a football game. Both combine a swift pace with a highly competitive atmosphere. The "game" is divided into four quarters. In the first quarter you assess the other team's strengths and weaknesses based on your scouting report.

Senior Entrepreneurs Play a Vital Role

Jack Nadel | Posted 11.17.2014 | Small Business
Jack Nadel

Over my nearly 70 years as an entrepreneur, I have sometimes been described as a visionary, but this is really a misnomer. The truth is that I am a tremendous opportunist.

Veterans Ready to Serve As Corporate Assets and Entrepreneurs

John A. Meyer | Posted 05.06.2014 | Business
John A. Meyer

The military has its own language, and so does the corporate world. Most vets need guidance in translating military terminology to convey what they have accomplished. Companies working with ex-military should be aware of this language gap.

The Power of Embracing Entrepreneurial Uncertainty

Lydia Davey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Small Business
Lydia Davey

I was a 29-year-old Marine veteran gazing into the yawning maw of adult life and trying to decide what should come next.

In This Season Of Giving – Learning From And Supporting Our Veteran Entrepreneurs

Vivian Shimoyama | Posted 02.05.2014 | Small Business
Vivian Shimoyama

For our veteran entrepreneurs, in addition to their selfless dedication to country what has stood out to me is their ability to harness the discipline and lessons learned during their time in the military, and then apply those traits to become successful entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship Lessons From the Battlefield

Blake Hall | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business
Blake Hall

After I left the Army, I attended Harvard Business School. Although I was tempted to accept a six figure compensation package with a top consulting firm, I applied the lessons I had learned in the military to strike out on my own and start a tech company that serves the military and veteran community.

Entrepreneurship Education: One Size Does Not Fit All

Alana Muller | Posted 10.29.2012 | Small Business
Alana Muller

To serve as many clients as possible at an affordable price point, companies strive to find the right balance of product features to appeal to the masses. Not surprisingly, they usually find that one size does not fit all.

Janean Chun

Surprising Turnaround For Unemployed Vet Who Got Rejected For 100 Jobs | Janean Chun | Posted 08.24.2012 | Small Business

Tom Perez didn't expect to have any problem finding a job. He spent a decade as a police officer in the Navy, serving in four tours in Iraq, working h...

From Disabled Veteran To CEO (WATCH)

Thom Ruhe | Posted 10.24.2011 | Small Business
Thom Ruhe

Life's greatest rewards start by making a choice to actively participate in our own lives instead of simply observing them. So what's holding you back?