Supporting veteran owned businesses has, effectively, no downside for our community. If you’re looking to do so, you’re in the right place. We’ve curated an entire list below including their locations and business details. Supporting local businesses has just as many advantages. But supporting local veteran businesses? That is like the trifecta of community support.
And no wonder. Our veterans come to us with some of the best training and discipline of any early adult experience. Their dedication makes them perfect candidates for successful entrepreneurship.
Veteran Business is Good Business
There are too many reasons to support small businesses in our region to enumerate. The biggest reason, we think, is that doing business with local people is more fun.
Working with a veteran business, however, has the added advantage of supporting those who have given part of their early careers to serving our country.
First, veterans tend to be supportive of their communities. Like most small businesses, they recognize that they have neither the marketing power nor the capital to simply crunch through a day’s business heedless of the customers they serve. They are more than just a service or a product. They are neighbors.
Small businesses in general, and veterans in specific, are investors in the community. From events and parades to churches and community festivals, these businesses may not have the monetary power of a big corporation but what they have they give. This puts our veteran owned businesses at the forefront of all our regional action.
Cool Veteran Stuff
Although not universally true, many veteran owned businesses have cool stuff around their shops, stores, and offices. That alone makes a visit more enjoyable.
Of course, it doesn’t stop with stuff. Veterans have stories. Those stories are great ice breakers and they show support for their service and our country.
Plus, which is more fun? Taking to a mechanical decisions tree voice on the phone (“press one to continue”) or a veteran? We know which we would choose.