In the U.S., the last Monday in May is Memorial Day, a federal holiday for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. Because it is also the unofficial start of summer, or at least summer vacation from school, the three-day (or four-day) holiday’s focus can often shift to Memorial Day “sales” or, in warmer parts of the country, trips to the lake or beach or the opening of public swimming pools. In other words, the “fun” of Memorial Day can often overshadow the reason for the day.

This Memorial Day weekend, we encourage those who have some well-deserved time off from work, to spend at least a little time in reflection on the sacrifice made by so many while in service to their country.

 

Honoring the Fallen, Helping All Those Who Serve

While Memorial Day (honoring those who died in the line of duty) is sometimes confused with Veterans Day (November 11, honoring all those who have served in the armed forces), we think it is appropriate—and not confusing—to remind ourselves on Memorial Day that it’s a good thing to remember throughout the year, the men and women who have served their country. And as a small business, one of the best ways to display that is to hire veterans.

On this page, you will find links to resources that will help you find and recruit veterans. And veterans can find links to resources for veterans who want to start a business.

We honor you. And we especially honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in service to their country.

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Five Traits of Military Veterans That Make Them Great Employees

Every veteran has had experience being both a leader and a follower, of taking the initiative and also of following the chain of command.

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Resources That Help Small Businesses Find and Hire Veterans

Military veterans are great workers to hire when your business has an opening. Here are groups that will help you find candidates.

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Resources for a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

If your company is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), it may be eligible for set-asides in federal contracts.

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We’re Proud to Salute National Veterans Small Business Week

Leading up to Veteran’s Day (11.11.2015), The Small Business Administration is sponsoring National Veterans Small Business Week today through Friday, Nov. 2-6.

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State Government Agencies That Encourage Business Ownership by Military Veterans

State government agencies that help veterans access benefits, run programs related to the employment of veterans, and encourage business ownership by military veterans.

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8 SBA Resources to Help Veterans Start and Run Businesses | 2013

We encourage small businesses to hire veterans. And for veterans who want to create jobs, we encourage them to look into these SBA programs that assist vets who want to start or already have created businesses.