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From the Service to Small Business Ownership

If you’re a former service member or a veteran thinking about starting a small business, take advantage of these resources. Read more

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Infographic: Vetpreneurs Leading the Way

Veterans make up only 8% of the US population, but they’re twice as likely to own a business as their civilian counterparts. Learn more about this growing group of small business o Read more

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20 Resources for Veteran Business Owners

U.S. military veterans display many of the same leadership qualities as successful entrepreneurs. Some even go on to launch their own businesses upon their return. Read more

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United Drone Services introduces new way of providing aerial imagery and analysis

July 16, 2017, Bradenton Herald

"You have to have a good business plan, a well thought out concept for your business, and a helper from SCORE, a mentor." Read more

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Vet entrepreneur SCOREs national award

December 3, 2017, The Daily Courier

Curell has taken his business, with his own ingenuity and the help of SCORE mentors, from a simple idea to the national stage. Read more

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Small Business Credit Profile: Cowboy Cricket Farms

August 29, 2018, CreditCards.com

SCORE Awards winner and ASBC finalist Kathleen Rolin discusses how she used credit cards to grow her business. Read more

From Honor to Owner: Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising
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From Honor to Owner: Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising

September 27, 2012, 1:00pm EDT

This workshop realizes the traits and skills that veterans bring to small business ownership, including leadership experience, dedication, attention to detail and implementing syst Read more

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ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving

Starting out, Christy and Al found it nearly impossible to secure a loan due to their lack of current income.  Their mentor, Peter Fong, helped them to write a business plan that w Read more

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ChristyAl Plaques & Engraving
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The Veterans Law Office of Jared Levinson, P.C.

Levinson connected with SCORE by happenstance while establishing a local banking relationship. Read more

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The Veterans Law Office of Jared Levinson, P.C.
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Entrepreneuring Veterans – How to Enter the Business World from the Military World

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. military veterans owned 2.4 million businesses in 2007, which accounted for nine percent of all businesses across the country – a valuable contribution to our economy and job market.

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Interview with Veteran-Owned Business, Dog is Good

November 11, 2013,

Four years ago, Naval Captain Jon Kurtz found himself faced with the daunting task of seeking employment in the civilian world.  Alongside his wife, Gila, they decided to take the plunge into entrepreneurship starting Dog is Good, LLC.

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Catching up with Monet Medical, a 2014 SCORE Award Winner

Andrew Caprio, owner of Monet Medical in Salt Lake City, Utah, won the 2014 Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business SCORE Award. He explains how working with SCORE and winning the national award added credibility to his business.

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Urban Dwell

McMahon remembered SCORE from a few military-focused events he attended during his active duty service. Read more

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Owner , Urban Dwell
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Resources for Veteran Businesses Owners

November 9, 2015

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, veterans are 45% more likely than their civilian counterparts to become successful entrepreneurs.

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