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  1. Marine veteran Pete Doan of 9:24 CrossFit opened the small-town gym in March 2013. Trevor Jones/Coshocton (Ohio) Tribune

    A gym & a prayer: Marine vet's CrossFit business draws on personal ties

    Pete Doan tried the working man's life after leaving the Marine Corps in 2010.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
  2. Service Brewing Co. CEO Kevin Ryan inspects a batch of Compass Rose IPA at his company's Savannah, Georgia, brewery. The beer soon will be available in cans. Corey Dickstein/Savannah (Georgia) Morning News

    Major milestones ahead for West Point grad's brewery

    After a successful summer launch party netted nearly $5,000 for charity, the former Army officer behind the Service Brewing Co. has two more big events on his calendar.

    • Sep. 8, 2014
  3. Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but says she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition. Courtesy photo

    Spouse to receive White House entrepreneurship honor

    Air Force wife Adrianna Domingos-Lupher said she was 'floored' when she learned she is being honored as a White House Champion of Change, but she didn't become an entrepreneur for the recognition.

    • Aug. 26, 2014
  4. Graves

    Vets push Congress for more support of vet entrepreneur programs

    Veteran business owners and advocates expressed some frustration with federal programs intended to help budding entrepreneurs, but they largely pushed lawmakers to provide more funding and support for such programs, not less, during a recent congressional

    • May. 14, 2014
  5. Some groups offer vet entrepreneurs the chance to make pitches to venture capitalists who could invest in their business. Here, Joseph Kopser, Army veteran and co-founder and CEO of RideScout, presents his company to potential investors at a recent Veterans Venture Forum in Washington, D.C. Mike Morones / Staff

    Starting and supporting vet-owned businesses

    The military teaches service members leadership skills and responsibility that many civilians can't match. Yet the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans has long been higher than that of civilians.

    • May. 4, 2014
  6. Classes give transitioning troops business know-how

    Many service members dream of opening their own businesses after leaving the military.

    • Apr. 29, 2014
  7. Hook your first corporate customer

    Just about every small-business owner and entrepreneur dreams of landing that 'big fish' client the Fortune 500 company, defense contractor, Internet powerhouse.

    • Apr. 21, 2014
  8. Former Army Ranger Matthew Griffin runs Combat Flip Flops out of his garage. Jon Anderson/Staff

    Former Ranger's flip-flop company aids conflict areas

    As an Army Ranger, Capt. Matthew Griffin never really believed military action in Afghanistan was a solution a necessary heavy boot in the door, sure, but not something that would build lasting peace.

    • Mar. 20, 2014
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