On May 5, the Joining Forces initiative — a nationwide effort calling on all Americans to rally around service members, veterans, and their families — announced that 40 companies have pledged to hire more than 110,000 veterans and military spouses in the next five years.
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.
During your military career, you may have learned to find solutions and innovate in the toughest of conditions and now you are ready to bring that same determination to your own business. If so, you are in good company. A recent Small Business Administration report found that veterans are 45% more likely to start a company than their civilian peers. If you have the idea, but need a little help getting started, many organizations have stepped up specifically for veterans. I have been lucky enough to meet with many of these groups, and to give you an idea of what is available, here are three that I believe are doing a great job.