Be Your Own Boss by Way of Military Entrepreneurship



Have you ever thought about going into business for yourself? Does the sound of Chief Operating Officer, President, or Founder appeal to you? Do you feel your unique ideas, skills and talents can make an impact in today’s business world? If so, Military Entrepreneurship might be for you. What does this mean? Essentially, we’re talking about veterans and military spouses who put their business ideas into action.


The prospect of starting your own business venture might seem daunting, but look around you and you’ll see evidence of people just like you who started with a dream! Fabled stories of well-known businesses started in garages or kitchens across America come to mind each time you turn on the television or enter a bookstore. Many people you hear about started with humble beginnings. They started with meager means, but eager genes. They lost sleep at night imagining a world better for their invention, idea, or product along with a company they built to support their dream.


People who go into business for themselves stand ready to do the heavy lifting. They invest a large amount of “sweat equity” into their entrepreneurial initiatives. Sometimes things move rather quickly and sometimes if seems as though it will never happen, but they never give up on their dream.


But, they rarely do it alone.


At first glance you might be wondering if starting a business is right for you. Just keep in mind you are not alone in this way of thinking, and if you decide to make that move to build your own business, venturing out on this path doesn’t mean you have to do it alone either.


Imagine being able to consult a proven, successful Entrepreneur! You could ask all sorts of questions:


  • “I’ve got this idea for a business that’s stuck with me ever since I was in uniform. What do you think about this idea?”
  • “If I only had the money to fund my business idea I’d start today. How can I find the right funding source? What are the risks/benefits to each type of funding?”
  • “I just don’t know where to start. What steps should I take to get started right?”
  • “What advice can you give me so that I don’t waste time and don’t waste money on this?”
  • “I’m absolutely serious of making this business idea happen. Could you be my Mentor?”

Here are three resources to explore ways to develop your business idea:


Don’t forget to check LinkedIn and other social media outlets for individuals and groups who support military entrepreneurship for both military veterans and military spouses. I encourage you to do your homework and take advantage of these free resources available to help you become a successful entrepreneur.


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