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Veteran’s Day is always a humbling opportunity to express our gratitude to all who have served — especially those who broke down barriers within the military and showed that fearlessness comes from people of all backgrounds — and those who continue to serve, in our armed forces and in our communities.


Through our Faces of Founders work, the Case Foundation has sought to support all of the nation’s entrepreneurs — from all places, all races, all genders — creating and scaling new businesses to create stronger communities, scale creative solutions and expand our economy. Given that veterans make up roughly 7% of the US population and veteran-owned businesses account for 6.1% of all firms, veteran entrepreneurs are an important part of this conversation. 

If you’re looking to learn more, Inc. recently published several veterans’ stories, highlighting what they learned about entrepreneurship from the front lines and see this nation-wide directory of veteran-owned businesses. Or if you’re a veteran looking to start your own business, check out these tools and resources to get started.

“I am humbled to play a small role in this momentous season of American history.” — Midshipman 1st Class Sydney Barber, the first Black woman to serve as brigade commander at the US Naval Academy.
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