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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. 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 each of them has become enormously successful.  They have all been creating jobs for many years now and are all 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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1.  What will be our next big thing? (15 video answers)
2.  How do we discover unmet needs? (8 video answers)
3.  How do you know what to sell? (12 video answers)

Step 1: Dreaming
Joel Greene, artist, Santa Fe
Step 2: Starting

Step 3: Selling

Step 4: Growing

Step 5: Employing
RJ Duffy, CFO, Gadabout SalonSpas, Tucson
Step 6: Scaling
Gary Salomon, founder, FastSigns, Carrollton, Texas
Step 7: Sustaining

Step 8: Exiting

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