As we post here on the website often you’ll notice that we do our best to point military veterans in the right direction for success after their military careers. Life After The Army’s sole purpose is to reach out and help beyond what is given by the military as you transition to the civilian lifestyle.
Many of us dream of entrepreneurship and Life After the Army has addressed that as well by explaining the benefits of starting a military blog. Make no mistake, if you start a military blog, be heard, gain an audience/traffic and then are able to monetize that site-BANG!-you’re an internet entrepreneur.
The truth is though, that most small businesses will fail. Most of the time because entrepreneurs don’t do the right research or realize how hard it is to actually get their “dream” business up, running and turning a profit.
Yesterday I got to thinking deeper into this whole “small business challenge.”
Disable Veterans and The Challenges of Small Businesses
If most small business owners fail, then how difficult must it be for disabled business owners? And, I wondered, is the government taking care of its disabled vets in this regard to help them start and run successful small businesses. I did a little research and the answer, fortunately, was “yes”.
Check out this excerpt from the Chicago Tribune on what the Government has done to assist its disable vets:
“The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has created the Center for Veterans Enterprise, solely dedicated to assisting all veterans, including the disabled, in starting and building businesses (www.vetbiz.gov).
The website provides links to sites providing assistance such as U.S. Small Business Administration, which promotes Veterans Business Outreach Centers.
Another site useful for veterans with disabilities is the Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Service (www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/emp_resources.htm). This site cites tax credits available to businesses employing disabled individuals.“
Curtez wrote an article recently that should help those of you who are thinking of starting an internet business, How to Start a Military Blog where he gave great tools, resources and advice. And the best thing about that article was that you could relate the information to any topic you wanted to create a blog about. I’m sure Curtez or I will get deeper into choosing the right blog topic in the future.