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How to Not Fail – Advice from an “Experienced” Entrepreneur

Being an entrepreneur takes guts; the buck stops with you. If there are issues, it’s on you. If there are successes, well that’s on you too.  You can’t blame anyone but yourself.  You have to make your own life choices.  I don’t think anyone questions that. Whether it’s a crappy product, mismanagement of funds, or …

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EXCLUSIVE: Steve Blank at VetCon2017 on Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and the Lean Startup Method

To Silicon Valley, Steve Blank is known as “godfather,” a billionaire that helped lay the groundwork for innovations that still ripple through the tech industry. For business owners across the country, he’s one of the masterminds behind the “lean startup” method; a new approach to starting a company that doesn’t hold it hostage to a rigid business …

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5 Resources to assist the budding Veteran Entrepreneur

In the spirit of VETCON kicking off today, we pulled together resources to help the budding veteran-entrepreneur; some resources to help start-ups, established businesses, and other programs for military spouses to take advantage of. The list is not comprehensive,  but are battle-tested.   Vets in Tech Vets in Tech (ViT) supports current and returning veterans …

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Special Operations Wounded Warriors: “Takin’ Bacon”

Joel Pellicci and his friends had a problem; the population of wild pigs in South Carolina was skyrocketing, and they had to find a way to thin the herd in their area. That hog problem quickly turned into a humanitarian effort. “Sitting around the campfire one night somebody said, you know what we need to do? …

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Combat Flip Flops: How This Business Transforms Terror into Tuition

Spring is here. For most of us, it means looking forward to warmer weather and dusting off our summer clothes. But for many people living, working, and fighting in the Middle East and around the globe, it is the start of “Fighting Season,” when terror groups and soldiers come out of hiding to resume battle. …

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BAMCIS; A Patrol Leader’s take on Vetrepreneurship

There is a storm brewing across this nation. A wonderfully loud cacophony of voices which refuse to go silent – the rumble of a movement not heard since the 1950’s. After having changed the world on the distant battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, returning veterans are leaving the military only to find their nation being held hostage under …

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So you want to start your own business: Here’s the only thing that matters

As an entrepreneur, I have seen many new businesses come and go. I built Grunt Style and Alpha Outpost myself.  Starting a new business is definitely not easy, and there is no such thing as a cookie cutter plan to go from nothing to millions of dollars in revenue.  However, there is only one thing …

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5 Things the Army Taught me about Business

  5.  COMMANDER’S INTENT In the military, there is a concept called “Commander’s Intent.”  It means that, if all else fails, you will be successful as long as you accomplish the commander’s intent/mission. This helps you focus on what matters most. When you put the first boot on the ground, plans will have to be …

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