Did you know?
Veterans of the Armed Forces are represented in every walk of life in the United States. In February 2017, the nation’s 20.7 million veterans included one out of every twelve persons in the United States aged 18 years and over. Veterans form a vital part of the nation’s population, its labor force, and the business sector. Veterans had majority ownership interests in 2.52 million businesses in 2012, and many veteran business owners have gained important skills and leadership abilities from their active duty and reserve component service that are often directly relevant to business ownership.
According to the 2012 Census of the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy (revised in 2017):