In honor of Veterans Day, I wanted to take a moment to share my journey to becoming a small business owner. I grew up in the military as my father served in the Army. My mom even worked on post, so all I knew was the military way of life growing up. Shortly after turning 18, I entered the Air Force Academy where I went on to become a Public Affairs officer in the Air Force and served for 6 years.
I became attracted to the business world and the other side of American life. So after 6 years, I decided to attend business school in Chicago. One thing I had heard about veterans entering the business world is that they lacked business context and business contacts. My goal was to gain business context through business school. And I did. But when I graduated, the truth is I did not have the contacts as I had lived all over with no true roots.