5 Things You May Not Know About US Veteran-Owned Businesses


“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” –Woodrow Wilson, November 11, 1918

And with those words, President Wilson began the holiday that has since become Veterans Day. But really from the very beginning, the United States has been forged on the backs of the citizen soldier. From the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the war zones of present day, ours is a society that owes much to the men who have served. Today, on Veteran’s Day, we honor the veteran entrepreneur by looking at 5 things you may not know about veteran-owned businesses in the United States.

All statistics taken from the US Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners.

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Harry Kierbow

Harry Kierbow

Harry Kierbow is the Director of Social Media for Commissions Inc (CINC), a real estate technology and marketing company. He's played professionally on Facebook (and other social networks) for more than 7 years now, managing campaigns for brands (both big and small) and individuals (also both big and small). Universally regarded as the greatest ice hockey goalie to ever come from Griffin, GA (by his mom at least), you can find Harry between the pipes on the ice rinks of Georgia (yes, there is more than one) or playing with his 2 kids when he's not perfecting social media ads or binging true crime documentaries on Netflix. Connect with Harry on LinkedIn @HarryKierbow.