05 May 2014

Starting and supporting vet-owned businesses | RallyPoint.com

Military News - Starting and supporting vet-owned businesses

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By George Altman, Staff writer
Copyright: www.militarytimes.com

The military teaches service members leadership skills and responsibility that many civilians can’t match. Yet the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans has long been higher than that of civilians.

Some vets have found a quick way around the problem: going into business for themselves.

The risks of being your own boss often dwarf those of joining a Fortune 500 company, but so are the rewards. A small-business owner may be stuck with the losses of a struggling business, but could keep the profits of one that flourishes.

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