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Four Veterans, three businesses

US Military on Parade
More veterans return home to start a business just to keep serving.

Washington, DC and the nation:  Defenders of freedom. Patriots.  Veterans.   These people come from every part of society and from every corner of the nation.  They get special training and they serve their country.  Some enter combat and some get injured. Some die. In one way or another, they all come home,  and are discharged or retire from the military.  Many join the workforce and begin re-creating their life with the special honors and experiences of being in the US military.

Meet four veterans who came home and started a business and became enormously successful.  They have all been creating jobs for many years now and are each highly respected within their industry.

In this episode of the show they each tell how they started companies to provide services to the military.   They explain that doing business with the federal government is different than selling goods and services to the private sector. 

All three have fast-growing businesses that range from $26 million to $70 million in annual sales.

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Keep your promises and embrace the simple joys of life.

Meet Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony.  You'll meet other key people as well.  They tell you why keeping one's promises is so important to get and keep customers.  There are also over 40 other business owners who answer the question, "How do I keep customers coming back?"  More...

Build with People You Know

A salute to our Veterans:   Meet Jodi Johnson,co- founder, Oberon and Associates. Jodi learned quickly how to ramp up a business. She acquired the basic skill set while in active military service. More...

These folks served the country with military service and now serve again as a small business owners.  More...

What is your special genius? Find out. Use it!

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Veteran, Jodi Johnson

We all climb eight steps to start, run and grow a business.


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If you're out of work...
Let's all help.  If you are unemployed, consider the letter to Barack Obama and taking this Reality Check.  More...

If you are starting a business...
Work through the first three steps.  If you are still at it in three months, you stand a chance. More...

If you are a sole proprietor...
There are 19 million sole proprietors.  If they all hired one person, there would be no unemployment.
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If you are thinking about retiring...
Many Baby Boomers are retiring.  Some have decided not to retire, but to keep on keeping on. More...

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