Effect of Veteran Status on the Propensity to become an Entrepreneur

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Effect of Veteran Status on the Propensity to become an Entrepreneur

Description

Veterans have always played a crucial role in protecting our country, but they have also played a crucial role in business as well. In the entrepreneurship space of this country, veterans make up around 10% of small business owners (Oja, 2020). Veterans are also comparably more successful at becoming entrepreneurs than civilians are. There many factors that affect the veteran’s success, but a major one is the military experiences such as boot camp and war which instill teamwork, disciple, and resiliency in them. Veterans then take these skills and transition into the civilian sector where they seek to become business owners. With many obstacles such as adapting to a new work environment and having to learn a new set of skills to operate with civilians, veterans have shown to be very adaptable and resourceful during this transition. Veterans are shown to be older, more educated, and to earn more money than civilians are in the small business sector. These results show support that veterans are more successful at being entrepreneurs than civilians are and this information can be used for investors seeking to work with veterans or even by veterans themselves who are seeking entrepreneurship.

Creator

Cowdin, Tucker

Date

5/1/2020

Contributor

Business (Finance)

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U.S. and international copyright laws may protect this work. It is provided by Wagner College for scholarly or research purposes only. Commercial use or distribution is not permitted without prior permission of the copyright holder.

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application/pdf

Extent

23 pages

Language

eng

Type

text

Identifier

2020-business-Cowdin

Rights Holder

Wagner College, Staten Island, NY

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Paper

Date Digital

2020

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Citation

Cowdin, Tucker, “Effect of Veteran Status on the Propensity to become an Entrepreneur,” Wagner College Digital Collections, accessed May 11, 2021, https://wagnercollections.omeka.net/items/show/19121.