1 VET AT A TIME promotes entrepreneurial opportunities for America’s military veterans. We educate active duty military, veterans, public service organizations, financial institutions, the general public, and legislators on the necessity for pro-veteran lending criteria and programs which facilitate small business ownership.
1 VET AT A TIME is dedicated to solving the problem of veteran unemployment in America by helping entrepreneurial veterans start their own businesses. The fact that unemployment among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans exceeds the national average is a national disgrace. As a nation, we haven’t done a great job in welcoming our veterans home. Over the next five (5) years, more than 1,000,000 veterans will leave active duty – a number not seen since the end of World War II. We have to do more than just say, “Thanks for your service.” We need to take action to truly welcome our veterans home and help them integrate back into our communities.
A great way to do this is by making sure they can secure a future for themselves and their families — either by starting their own businesses or helping them find a job. 1 VET AT A TIME focuses primarily on the junior enlisted soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who have done the “heavy lifting” over the past decade of war. They have defended our freedoms and now it is our turn to show them our thanks. With the help of a grassroots movement and motivated people all across America, we are making a difference…1 VET AT A TIME!