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Veterans and Business


Veterans and Business

A small business can ill afford to lose key personnel. But when an owner or key employee is a military reservist, this possibility is real and ongoing. Without a solid plan in place, sudden deployment can wreak havoc with operations, budgets, staff morale, and much more.

The good news is that entrepreneurs who find themselves facing these issues have governmental and private sector support. The articles in this section provide timely information about these resources, as well as guidelines on how to keep a business humming when Uncle Sam calls.

  • You Own a Business and Duty Calls - This article helps business owners learn how to prepare for deployment, keep the company going during absences, and contact the right government and private sector agencies that can help.
  • After Deployment - Getting Back to Business - Refer to this article for tips on resuming company operations after returning home. Topics include government support, new challenges, and finance guidelines.
  • When a Key Employee Joins the Service - This article focuses on an employer's "survival" strategy during the deployment of a key worker, an owner’s legal responsibilities, and resources that support small businesses.


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