Veteran Start-ups On the Rise in California
SAN DIEGO – Hard work, laughter and a little bit of pain…
“See what happens when you don’t come visit me more often.”
You’ll find it all inside Infinitely Fit, a gym started by Marine veteran L.J. Eastmead.
“Fitness is a passion, but really, teaching people to be healthy and living a healthy lifestyle is what really resonated with me, and I wanted to pass that along to other people,” Eastmead said.
According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, California leads the nation with more than 250,000 veteran-owned businesses.
Veteran helps construct SU’s planned National Veterans Resource Complex
One of the first contractors hired for the construction of Syracuse University’s planned National Veterans Resource Complex is a former United States Marine.
Daniel MacDonald, who served in the corps from 1986-92, is the owner and founder of MacDonald Land Surveying & Engineering DPC, a company based in Webster, New York and created in 2013. Webster is located about 84 miles northwest of Syracuse.
MacDonald said he picked up surveying and engineering, worked as a surveyor on a pipeline and eventually pursued a civil engineering degree following his time in the service.
Secretary of State pushing for legislation to help veteran-owned start-ups
Also advocating early voting
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2017) — Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes said that during the Kentucky General Assembly, which began Tuesday, she will push for early voting and legislation to make it easier for veteran-owned businesses to get started.
“When I took office, I promised Kentuckians that I would bring commonsense changes and reforms to the Secretary of State’s office—that I would make it easier to do business with government and tear down barriers to he ballot box—and, together, we are making strides,” Grimes said. “In this session, I’ll continue to keep that promise.”
What these NM veterans learned in business that they didn’t learn in the military
Veterans learn many things during their time in the service that can help them in civilian life, whether in joining the workforce or starting a new business. There is also often someone that helps veterans with that transition from military life to civilian life. Often, being in business teaches veterans things they didn’t know and might not have needed to know in the service.
OPINION: Tax exemption is good news for veterans
As an honorably discharged veteran I asked a simple question, “What is the meaning of the $3,000 tax exemption for veterans, that is associated with, and a provision of, the recently passed legislation for the new gasoline tax increase (transportation funding)?”
Panel: Veterans must think dynamically, adapt to succeed in workforce
by BRIAN TROMPETER, Staff Writer
Veterans often are hardworking, loyal, conscientious and punctual workers, but they sometimes have a hard time switching from the disciplined, hierarchical military into the freewheeling U.S. workforce.
“In the military, things are very clear-cut. Your chain of command is very clear and so are the repercussions and accountability,” said Amy Bennett of Booz Allen Hamilton, who spoke Dec. 15 at the “Mission Transition” forum at the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce in Tysons.
A state program that helps Virginia businesses hire veterans is expected to meet an employment target a year ahead of schedule.
The 669 companies in the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program have hired more than 18,000 veterans since 2014. That hiring total is expected to reach 20,000 by January, one year ahead of schedule.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced the employment numbers on Wednesday at a workforce conference in Richmond sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Army veterans Jonathan Groner and Tim Hoke of Woodbridge, VA plan to open a 10,000-square-foot brewery and taproom in Featherstone Industrial Park in October.
Heroic Aleworks will be an all-comic-themed brewery, where the individual beers are named after character creations and are represented by labels that professional comic artists illustrate. The brewery taproom will feature trivia nights, table gaming, cosplay and private events, as well as an exclusively free arcade.
New program helps veterans launch their own businesses
PHOENIX – Launching a new business takes hard work, dedication, help from experts and the community. Now it’s getting easier for Arizona veterans to find that help. It’s all for free in the heart of downtown Phoenix.
Veterans looking to start a business have a new home at The Armory, a non-profit incubator inside the Arizona Center.
Intersection: Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs
by Matthew Peddie (WMFE)
Veterans who want to get their business up and running once they leave the military can now get entrepreneurial mentoring at the University of Central Florida.
UCF’s business incubation program has a free course starting in January that aims to help veterans transfer the skills they learned in the military over to the world of business.
Manchin Encourages West Virginians to Nominate Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs for SBA Achievement Awards
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today encouraged West Virginians to nominate West Virginia small businesses and entrepreneurs for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2017 National and District Small Business Week awards. Winner of national titles will attend National Small Business Week activities in Washington, D.C. in May 2017. All nominations are due by Tuesday, January 10th.