I don't think that I'm going out on a limb to say our government hasn't done a very good job taking care of our returning troops from the war. In fact, it's a national disgrace. Leave it to small business to take care of big problems, like this.
SCORE (the non-profit agency that offers small business counseling to entrepreneurs) has helped me many times over the years as a source for stories. I owe them a plug and can't think of a better time than now. Just in time for Memorial Day, it has launched a set of online resources for veterans and other members of the military community trying to rebuild their lives by starting their own business.
Those resources include articles tailored to the special business challenges and opportunities for the military vet turned entrepreneur, links to other resources and information about a variety of business loan programs for our men and women trading in their uniforms for a business plan.
I wish them all much deserved success and thank you SCORE.
Last updated: May 20, 2008
RENEE ORICCHIO is a technology writer and former supervising news producer for CNN Financial News. She has been covering the computer industry since 1987. @oricchio