Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) – offers veterans the chance to buy and grow their own small business
Last year sbLiftOff co-hosted the first national conference on the subject, “VETERANS ETA 2021: Capital Fueling Veteran Entrepreneurship,” with our charity partner, the National Veteran Small Business Coalition. VETERANS ETA 2022 will take place November 2, 2022 from 12-2pm ET.
One Veteran Finds His Dream
John Hubbard, a Special Operations combat medic for the U.S. Army, bought a trailer manufacturing company in Clearwater, Florida. “I wanted to be the majority owner, and if that meant I’d buy a snow cone truck, that’s what I was going to do,” he recalls.
Working with NVSBC we are knitting together a community of elite business schools, financial institutions, and nonprofits to advance this worthwhile cause. Business ownership allows our nation’s veterans to serve their country again, this time as business leaders and drivers of economic development.”
In the post-World War II era 50% of veterans owned their own business. Today that number has dropped to 9%.