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Managing Your Military Transition During A Pandemic

An estimated 200,000 veterans were supposed to leave the military this year. Because of the global COVID-19 pandemic, however, hundreds
have deferred their separations
and thousands more have opted to reenlist. Those still leaving the military face increased uncertainty as they enter a new, civilian life.

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Outsourcing On A Budget

Outsourcing is often the first big growth step for a business. For an entrepreneur on a start-up budget, this can be a difficult decision. Laura Early, a military spouse, is the co-founder of WISE Advise — a virtual team helping small businesses fulfill needs in public relations, business strategy, bookkeeping, digital marketing, web design and more.

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Startup, Franchise, or Existing business

There are many roads to entrepreneurship. Each is filled with its own obstacles and challenges. Becoming a successful entrepreneur means determining the type of company that fits your skills according to Blake Hogan, a Marine veteran, and Bunker Labs CEO.

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COMBAT VETERAN COMBINES LUXURY WITH COMFORT

Before her retirement from the Army, Maj. Natasha Norie Standard knew the next path she wanted to take. She’d already enrolled in design school and would later get her master’s degree in fashion and luxury management and shoe design.

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Veteran entrepreneur seeks to elevate Black culture

Growing up poor in North Carolina, Mike Loyd was always looking for a way out.

He found one by enlisting in the Marines in 2010. After seven years in the military, Loyd rose to become a captain and was stationed at Camp Pendleton, California. As a combat engineer, he built bridges. Loyd, 36, is still building them.

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