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Women Veterans ROCK! Hosts Women Veterans Summer Leadership Retreat in Philadelphia

The Freedom Region’s largest developmental retreat for America’s Military women

Women Veterans ROCK host the Freedom Region’s Largest Developmental Retreat for America’s Military Women.

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[WATCH] Veterans Talk Transitioning from Military to Civilian World

Veterans at US based company's talk how they transitioned from military to Civilian world

Veterans at top US based companies talk about how they transitioned Military to Civilian world.

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3 Tips to Help Veterans Nail the Elevator Pitch

Effective strategies for post-military employment

How to perfect your elevator pitch for Veterans looking for post military careers.

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[VIDEO] A Day in the Life of U.S. Army Basic Training

Explore the intense 10-week course, based on army core values

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to survive U.S. Army basic training, check out…

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5 Resources for Turning Veterans into Entrepreneurs

Are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship?

As a military veteran, are you ready to enter the world of entrepreneurship? Check out…

By Kandia Johnson

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7 Job Search Tools For Veterans

Find employment after military service with these invaluable resources

Are you or someone you know struggling to find employment after military service? If so,…

By Kandia Johnson

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6 Facebook Pages For Veterans and Their Families

Connect with military organizations via social media

Use Facebook to connect with military organizations and families in the US Military.

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How to Maximize Your GI Bill Housing Allowance

Identify which states give you the best 'bang for your buck'

As a veteran using your GI Bill, do you know which states give you the…

By Kandia Johnson

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25 Best Corporations For Vetpreneurs

Programs targeting veteran-owned small businesses for products and services

Here are the 25 top corporations that do business with veteran-owned companies.

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The Best Colleges for Veterans in 2015

Top four-year colleges for veterans to complete a degree.

Whether it’s readjusting to civilian life or recovering from an injury, military veterans returning to…

By Kandia Johnson

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12 Ways to Support the Military and Veterans

Simple ways to honor active military, veterans and their families

Every year since 1999, National Military Appreciation Month has been celebrated in May. Here are…

By Kandia Johnson

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7 Apps to Help Army Personnel and their Families

Resources to help active military members and their loved ones

There are several apps available at your fingertips for army soldiers looking for base relocation…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Syracuse University Named One of the Top Business Schools For Veterans

The school offers flexible educational programs for military veterans

Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, earned a top spot in the Military Times, 2015…

By Kandia Johnson

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10 Ways to Honor Fallen Soldiers on Memorial Day

Holiday events across the US to honor the brave men and women

Memorial Day is much more than the unofficial start to summer; it’s a day of…

By Kandia Johnson

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15 Best Employers for Veterans

Some of the best employers dedicated to hiring veterans

There are several companies committed to helping veterans make the transition from military to…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Online Resources for Members of the Army and Their Families

Army support for members of the Army, Veterans and family members

Here are few online resources available for active duty members of the Army, Veterans and…

By Kandia Johnson

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5 Exemplary Female Leaders in the U.S. Army

These trailblazers rose through the ranks to positions of power

When it comes to securing and protecting the United States, women are thriving in leadership…

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From the Battlefield to Business: 5 Savvy Steps to Transition Into Entrepreneurship

Military vet details keys to applying service skills to an enterprise

Tabatha Turman, CEO of Integrated Finance and Accounting Solutions (IFAS), successfully transferred military experience to…

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Survey Shows More Employers Actively Recruiting Veterans

CareerBuilder survey shows more employment opportunities for veterans

A new survey conducted by CareerBuilder shows that more employers are actively hiring veterans

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Talk show host Montel Williams served as a U.S. Marine upon graduating high school in 1974. He was also accepted to the Naval Academy Preparatory school and to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. Williams served in the Navy as well.

Military to Mainstream: 10 Black Celebrity Veterans

A look at famous Black men and women who have served our country

Black celebrities who have served our country in the U.S. military

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

Back-to-School: CFPB Works to Protect Student Veterans

The organization aims to shield veterans from abusive and deceptive recruiting practices by schools

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is looking to help veterans looking to go back to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

Opportunities for Military Vets: Financial Coalition Formed

Companies and organizations including Visa partner to provide resources

Visa and other organizations partner to aid military personnel and vets in financial and career…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans to Veterans

Of all SBA loans that go to veterans, 73 percent are $350,000 & below

The push to arm veterans with extra business resources continues

By C. Daniel Baker

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National Women’s Business Council Celebrates Women Veteran Business Owners

Nearly 100,000 companies owned by Veterans are run by women

The National Women’s Business Council is commemorating Veterans Day by highlighting key findings about women…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Tips for Translating Military Experience to Civilian Employment

3 steps veterans can take to translate their military experience to civilian employment

In honor of Veterans Day, the Real Warriors Campaign offers advice for how to translate…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Organizations Join Forces to Help Women Veterans Start Their Own Businesses

The National Association for the Self-Employed partners with the Business and Professional Women’s Foundation’s to launch free mentoring program

Since 1981, NASE members have received day-to-day support, including business skills education and experts in…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Homestyle Dining LLC Joins VetFran And MinorityFran Initiatives Of The International Franchise Association

Homestyle Dining Joins VetFran & MinorityFran Initiatives of the International Franchise Association

New franchisees who will benefit from a reduced initial franchise fee

The Veterans Transition Franchise Initiative, known as “VetFran,” helps veterans with their transition to civilian…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

KeyBank Pledges Increase in SBA Loans to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Last year, KeyBank loaned $21 million to veteran-owned small businesses.

Nearly 250,000 veterans leave the service each year, and many become small business owners.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

SBA’s Veteran Pledge Initiative Aims to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

2.45 million Veteran-owned businesses employ more than 5 million individuals.

The SBA will support veteran entrepreneurs with loan-guarantees, entrepreneurial training, and resources that are critical…

By C. Daniel Baker

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NETS receives 8(a) certification from the Small Business Administration (SBA)

Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Receives Certification from SBA

The 8(a) program helps small businesses gain access to government contracting.

The 8(a) Business Development program assists small, disadvantaged businesses in gaining access to government contracting.…

By C. Daniel Baker

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Helping Veterans Win the Financial Battle

Here’s a rundown of programs that will sharpen your money skills and prepare you for civilian life

Life after the military can be overwhelming. Many veterans are thrust into the role of…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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TD Bank offers Franchise Financing Options for Veterans

TD Bank and Popular Franchises Offer Special Financing Options for Veterans

Dunkin’ Donuts, Domino’s Pizza and Baskin-Robbins already enrolled

TD Bank looks to streamline the franchise application process and fees for Veterans

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Michelle Obama calls on Business Leaders to Hire Veterans

Michelle Obama Calls on Business Leaders to Hire More Veterans

Statistically, unemployment is nearly two points higher for veterans than the national average

Mrs. Obama’s “Joining Forces” campaign has led businesses to hire or train more than 125,000…

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A Woman’s Crusade For Financial Education Helps Veterans Succeed

One woman's crusade to get military members in better financial shape.

Shay Tull-Cook helps veterans and active service members with their finances.

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Business Opportunities for Wounded Warriors

Programs exist to help disabled service veteran-owned enterprises

The jobless rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is 9.7%. The rate of unemployment is…

By Cliff Hocker

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Mel Parker, Vice President and General Manager, North America Consumer and Small Office organization, Dell

Lessons From the Battlefield

A Gulf War veteran leads Dell’s front lines with teamwork and diversity

Mel Parker, vice president and general manager of the North America Consumer and Small Office…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Motorcycle Club Honors, Assists Soldiers Offering Their Lives Overseas

There’s perhaps a surprising connection between bikers and soldiers

New York motorcycle “Clutch Divaz” hosted a fundraiser to support U.S. troops serving abroad and…

By Donovan X. Ramsey

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Winning Battles for Vetpreneurs

Returning GIs access capital and other support to grow thriving businesses on the homefront

“Military service itself is excellent preparation that provides many of the ingredients necessary for business…

By Cliff Hocker

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Let’s Honor Our Troops With the Support They Deserve

Black Enterprise founder Earl G. Graves Sr., former Green Beret, says we must invest in veterans' success

Thousands of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have either come home, or…

By Earl G. Graves, Sr.

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Small Business Administration Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

9 Tips for Job-Seeking Veterans

Here's how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

Here’s how to parlay your military skills into a career in corporate America

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The Hypocrisy of Democracy: Discrimination by Any Means Necessary

Questioning whether or not there really is a difference between being Democrat or Republican

With the candidates for the 2012 presidential election in place some wonder whether true democracy…

By Raynard Jackson

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Obama Ends Iraq War But Battle Still Rages At Home

Commander-In-Chief gets hit with political bombs from GOP over decision while he fights for opportunities for vets

President Obama ended the Iraq War but the troubled economy and unemployment rate leaves veterans…

By Derek T. Dingle

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Venture Forum to Provide Military Veteran Entrepreneurs a Platform to Showcase Companies to Angel and Early-Stage Investor Groups

Obama Pushes for Veterans Portion of Jobs Plan

Will it suffer the same fate as the president's other employment initiatives?

With the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the double digits, President Obama…

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Soldier On

War veteran overcomes personal tragedy to continue a life of service

As a former teacher, preacher, and police chief, Anthony Smith lived to serve others. So…

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