4 Ways Your Personal Social Media Accounts Can Damage Your Business Reputation

Social media is a powerful driver for small business professionals. Social media marketing is one of the best ways to increase website traffic, generate leads, and shorten your sales cycle. Unfortunately, what makes social media so powerful also makes is potentially dangerous for your professional [Read More]

Resources for New Entrepreneurs

If you are a veteran or military spouse looking to take the plunge into entrepreneurship, but you’re not sure where to start – you’re not alone! There is a great deal to consider when starting your own business. For retirees and transitioning veterans, starting in [Read More]

7 Ways to Show Your Employees That You Value Them

When you hire your first employees, or if you’re growing your business – there’s a lot of pressure to do right by your team. You want to create a company culture that keeps quality talent in your business, and nurtures each individual to grow. In [Read More]

Creating Your First E-Commerce Site

E-Commerce is opening doors for veterans and military spouses to dip their toes into selling their products on a national, or even international scale. However, competition amongst e-commerce sites is fairly aggressive. Where many novice entrepreneurs fail is not creating a website that gets the [Read More]

3 Tips for High-Performing Website Content

When entrepreneurs start out to build a website (or have one built for them), they tend to focus more on the design than the content. There is no question – design and usability is important. After all, that first impression can make or break your [Read More]

6 Steps to Raising Capital for Your Veteran Owned Business

One of the biggest challenges in starting your own business after the military is finding the capital you need to make your idea happen. Depending on your business, you may need just a little bit of money, or you may need a substantial investment. Fortunately, there [Read More]

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights: A Primer

Intellectual property is becoming increasingly important in the digital economy. We often hear terms like patent protection, trademark, and copyright used frequently – but do they really mean? Let’s start with the basics. What is Intellectual Property? Before we can discuss patents, trademarks, and copyrights, [Read More]

Infographic: Your Guide to Self-Publishing

If your goal is to establish credibility, make a name for yourself in an industry, or to share a story, you may want to consider writing a book. For many professionals, publishing their own books seems daunting. However, digital media has made the practice much [Read More]

5 Misconceptions About Owning A Franchise Business

Franchising has become a popular option for many veterans looking to start their own business. However, despite the number of people hopping on the franchise bandwagon – there are several misconceptions about the process. Franchise Misconception #1: You Are Buying a Franchise Technically, you’re not [Read More]

Turning Your Veteran Story Into A Brand

After a successful career in the military, veterans are uniquely positioned for entrepreneurship as their best “fit” for success in the civilian business world. After all, you’ve spent years in progressive positions within a regimented chain of command. You’ve been forced to think on your [Read More]