Why America’s Veterans Make the Best Entrepreneurs

Sincere Small business Owner


Sincere Small business Owner
Sincere Small business Owner

By Chris Gosselin

FedEx CEO Fredrick Smith learned much of his craft while serving his country.

The men and women who serve our country are some of the most trusted individuals in American society. Notably, 73% of citizens have confidence in the military, the highest rated institution in the U.S., according to this Gallup poll.

The military serves our country with honor and distinction. More notably, they have already proven they’ll serve at a level in which other Americans aren’t willing.

It’s no stretch to say that military service members are America’s best leaders, and this is especially true when it comes to entrepreneurship. Veterans have traditionally been successful at starting businesses; in fact, almost 50% of veterans owned a business after WWII. But now, we’re starting to see a worrying trend. Veteran entrepreneurship is on the decline, and just 5.6 % own new companies today.

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