Veterans Day is a wonderful reminder to both acknowledge and thank the men and women of the Armed Forces for their service. Though observed annually on November 11th, there are a multitude of opportunities to supply support year-round. One way is to shop at and frequent veteran-owned businesses. According to the SBA, veterans are roughly 45% more likely to form their own business compared to people who haven’t served any time in the military. This may be in part to the unique skill set they have to share, and their leadership, management style and ability to overcome obstacles help create a solid foundation for a business to flourish. Here are several benefits to supporting your local veteran-owned businesses:
Veterans Make Great Entrepreneurs.
The training that veterans receive when serving in the military transfers over into real life, making them perfect candidates to run a successful business. In addition to providing exceptional service, prospering entrepreneurship is further achieved by the following learned qualities:
- Self Motivation
- Listening Skills
- Risk Management
- Stress Management
You’re Supporting the Economy.
When a veteran’s business succeeds, it has a positive impact on his or her community as well as the country as a whole. California is one of three states that has over 1 million veterans among its population, and it’s estimated that 1 out of every 10 businesses in the United States is owned by a veteran. These types of businesses employ nearly 6 million people across the nation, so when you provide your support, you are also supporting everyone else who works for that company. Backing these businesses is good for both the surrounding communities and economy.
It’s a Great Way to Show Respect for Our Veterans and Military.
By shopping at these businesses, one commits an act of patriotism and gives back to those who helped protect the country. This support is a way of saying thank you as well as a way to show respect to the owner and his or her service; additionally, ongoing patronage of veteran-owned businesses shows current military members that once they become civilians, they may also be supported in their quest for successful entrepreneurship.
Select Windows, Inc. has been veteran owned and operated for over 25 years. We will continue to serve the Los Altos community through knowledge, hard work, and dedication to providing superior products and installation. From replacing old windows to crafting your dream home, our team can help you find the perfect fit for any project. Give us a call today at 650-941-0744, visit our website to learn more about the services we offer and brands we carry, or like us on Facebook to view our recent work.