May 29th marks Memorial Day in the United States. It’s a day when we take a moment to thank and honor fallen soldiers and veterans who carry on their legacy. In honor of Memorial Day we would like to take this opportunity to showcase some veterans who have found a second career in entrepreneurship, as well as some resources for the veterans out there in the Fiverr community. So enjoy these tips from around the web and share them with your favorite vet who might be wondering what opportunities the Gig Economy may hold for them.
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For all entrepreneurs, but especially for vets, moving into a new way of work is not easy. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available that are specifically geared for vets’ unique needs and also their unique skills. For a great starter list on resources for vets, check out this list from American Grit.
Unleash Your Creativity
There’s no question that vets are some tough individuals, but exploring your more creative side can lead to surprising ways of finding success. Check out Sean’s story and see how his enthusiasm for sharing his values and his creativity led to him to become a best-selling and beloved children’s book author.
Sure, becoming an entrepreneur is always harder than it looks, and it’s perfectly reasonable to be intimidated or nervous by the idea. However, there are plenty of success stories to both learn from and be inspired by, especially when it comes to vets who became thriving entrepreneurs. Meet some of the veterans who have had a major impact on the business world and see what you can take away from their journeys.
Use Old Skills & Gain New Ones
Being in the military teaches a lot of life skills that can easily carry over into business. Perhaps one of the most useful things that many vets learn is the importance of approaching problems tactically, creating a strategy, and overcoming obstacles to achieve your objective. While this article on scaling up is helpful for anyone seeking to create a plan to grow their business, we think vets will especially appreciate its strategic nature.
A huge thank you to all of our amazing service men and women, and we hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day!
Do you have any vets in your life that you’d like to honor this week? Tell us in the comments!