Podcast: Networking With Big Contractors at Events

There are a lot of different ways to make contact with other businesses, with other larger contractors. What’s a good way to start? Events. If you are a contractor, if you own a business already, you can go to events where other larger businesses and large defense contractors congregate. There

Podcast: Vets Hire Vets

The primary reason for me starting this business, was to develop a company that can hire veterans and service disabled veterans into the construction and facility support services industries. Being an entrepreneur is my aspiration and what I’ve been doing for the last 14 years, after I left active duty

Podcast: The Golden Rule for Getting Help

We’ve talked about many different ways to help veterans make the transition from military service to owning and running their own business. One of the really important ways to help yourself do this boils down, ultimately, to the Golden Rule: treat people how you would want to be treated. It’s

Podcast: SBA and Other Helpful Agencies

The Small Business Administration offers a myriad of training for veterans. For the construction industry, this includes learning about bonding, and helping you in finding avenues to get bonded. The SBA offers training in all of the operational activities that you would need for a business; administrative help, HR questions,

Podcast: Getting Certified as a Service-Disabled and Veteran-Owned Firm

How do you get certified as a service-disabled and veteran-owned firm? Let’s assume that you’ve already created a business. You’ve selected the structure of your business, and you already have yourself set up, and you’ve put up a shingle selling your service or product. Now, you want to get yourself