Ranger Up's Vetrepreneur project

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Ranger Up's Vetrepreneur project

I've talked about Ranger Up before, run by my friend Nick Palmisciano (he was also featured in our magazine.).  As I pack to leave for Greenland tomorrow I am bringing 8 shirts, 6 of them made by Ranger Up.  I support businesses run by Vets, because they are our brothers and sisters.

Less well known than their awesome shirts though is how much they give back to the community.  Nick is serious about helping other vets who want to start up companies, so he has a new initiative that he talks about here:

At his website, Nick explains what they need:

Ranger Up needs your help to fund the dream of the next great Veteran Entrepreneur!

Ranger Up needs your help changing the life of a recently separated military veteran by turning them into a successful entrepreneur!  With your financial support, we will hire a budding Veteran Entrepreneur for a year. The Veteran Entrepreneur will rotate through different job assignments inside of Ranger Up’s company structure so they get a hands-on look at every aspect of running a business.  The budding entrepreneur will be exposed to everything from the basics like how to properly create a purchase order, how to handle sales call, and how to manage the books to more complex elements like creating a full spectrum marketing campaign, managing vendors that don’t live up to agreements, and contract negotiations.  The Veteran Entrepreneur will experience once year of total immersion in the fast-paced and high-energy world of small business.  At the end of the year, provided they successfully complete the program, Ranger Up will provide seed capital to help start the Veteran Entrepreneur’s own small business.  For the first six months of their new business, we will continue to pay their Ranger Up salary,as they work to get their business off the ground.

Anyway, if you would like to help, go to the Operation Ranger Up page BY CLICKING HERE.

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News from the World of Military and Veterans Issues. Iraq and A-Stan in parenthesis reflects that the author is currently deployed to that theater.