By Dawn Golik
Along the coast and across the country, businesses owned by former military members are an economic powerhouse. There are more than 1.76 million veteran-owned businesses in the United States. They employ nearly 5.3 million workers, with an annual payroll exceeding $232 million. Their approximately $1 trillion dollars in annual sales & receipts has a huge impact on our nation’s economy.
Like all successful missions, small business ownership starts with preparation and readiness. That’s why during this year’s National Veteran Small Business Week (Oct. 31–Nov. 4) the Small Business Administration offices serving the Pacific Coast, and our partners are working to help this region’s heroes including veterans, service members, National Guard and reserve members and military spouses become entrepreneurs and small business owners. Continue reading here…
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