Every November, the United States observes Veterans Day, to honor veterans who have served all branches of the U.S. armed forces.
Since 1978, Veterans Day has been celebrated on November 11. However, there are plenty of ways you can honor the men and women who have served our country beyond Veterans day.
Did you know that 45% of all veterans are more likely to be self employed?. Many believe this number to be so high because of the skills they learn in service such as leadership, discipline, organization, community service, etc.
If you’re looking for great way to honor Veterans on Veterans Day and beyond, start by supporting your local veteran-owned businesses. Here are a few ideas foyou to do that.
Become Aware of Your Local Veteran-Owned Businesses
The number of veteran-owned businesses in the United States has grown to 2.4 million – that’s one business for every ten veterans! Veterans are likely to return home from their military service and look for ways to become financially stable and contribute to the economy. At this time many look to start their own business.
The first way to support veteran-owned businesses is easy: Educate yourself on the businesses that are out there by doing your research and finding local and national veteran-owned businesses that you can support.
A good resource in Connecticut is for you to check veteranownedbusiness.com
Promote Us on Social Media
Have you done business with a veteran owned business and had a great experience? Share it with your friends on social media. Follow a Veteran owned business on social media. If you like something they post, share it. The amount of people a veteran or any business can reach on social media these depends on how many people are following them. By sharing one a veterans business post you are helping us reach an audience we may have not been able to reach before.
If you have previously done business with a veteran owned business and had a great experience tell a friend about it. Tell everyone about it! Another way to greatly help a veteran owned business would be to leave a Google Reviews. These reviews not only get the word out about, they also advertise the experience they are providing, their overall attitude and actually help their overall internet presence.
Hire A Veteran-Owned Businesses
Hiring our services is the best way to show your support. Hiring and buying from a veteran-owned businesses not only increases their financial success but allows these businesses to hire more employees, typically they hire fellow veterans.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL VETERANS!