Dr. Torrens is a faculty member in the Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprise Department at Syracuse University's Whitman School of Management and Teaching Fellow at the University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families. In addition, Torrens is the Founder/CEO of a Regional Ancillary Health Care Company and the manager of a small Angel Fund.
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton
For years, military service has been recognized as one of the leading indicators of entrepreneurial success. According to a report by the U.S. Small Business Administration, veterans are 45% more likely to be entrepreneurs than non-veterans, and over 13% of veterans have been self-employed in recent years. The traits and skills our nation’s service members possess make them great entrepreneurs.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.