Entrepreneurs – Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) (SDVOSB)

My name is Gary and I am a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Owner and entrepreneur.

My passion is helping others live their dreams.

This blog is for anyone who is ready to take action to pursue their dreams.  Although, I will be focusing on veteran entrepreneurs, this community will be for all those who thinking about or have already launched their own business.

This blog will be partly about how to establish your business and my person journey as a business owner.   The first several posts will be about how to start.  Doing anything worthwhile takes time and commitment and launching a business will certainly take persistence.  My motto is take action every day!  No matter how big the project, as long as you stay consistent and persevere, you will eventually succeed.  I was recently listening to James Altucher’s audiobook “Choose Yourself.”  He said that you should keep failing until your accidentally succeed; I love that. http://www.jamesaltucher.com/

In July of 2012, my two partners and I launched a Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business.  It wasn’t until late in 2013 that we finally had enough structure in place to pursue our first proposal and have just won a contract.  We also have several bids outs and are awaiting the results. One is where we had to hustled to pursue a Department of Homeland Security Customs (DHS) and Border Protection (CBP) opportunity after our prime decided to no bid at the last minute.  We contacted another company 1000 miles away and found a new partner with enough past performance to make a credible bid.  Our new partner would not have gone after the bid if we had not contacted them.  Sometimes things go wrong and you have to hustle to pursue your goals.

In April of this year, I formed another company with two partners that will engaged in Social Media Marketing.  I will share with you lessons I’ve learned and the challenges faced in launching a start up.

For veterans, your military service will benefit you starting and managing your business. Regardless if you have spent time in military or not, the time to begin is right now!  Please believe me, you have everything you need to succeed and live your dream.  I hope this blog can help in some small way on your journey to success.

Very Respectfully,

Gary

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