In this rough economy and during a time where our armed forces are experiencing cuts in their ranks, and thousands are returning home from overseas, it's no wonder that many veterans are now considering starting their own businesses from home, and why not? If you can not find a job then create one!
Veterans make great business owners
Not only is there an increase in home business veterans, but they are also more likely to succeed at building a home business. The reason is because of the skill set they acquire through their military experience. It takes leadership habits, personal accountability, time management, and hard decision making abilities to become successful at running a business from home and these are the same qualities veterans are taught and learn to apply starting from basic training all the way out to the field. Veterans are mission oriented and know how to plan and initiate small tasks that will lead to a successful mission. Being mission oriented helps a great deal with starting a home business and cuts down on the time most new entrepreneurs would spend feeling overwhelmed and confused with where to begin.
PTSD and home businesses
Home business veterans have found the secret to working successfully while coping with PTSD and here are the reasons why starting a home business is a great work option for veterans suffering from PTSD:
- Most veterans who have PTSD have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Because of this, they tend to develop abnormal sleep patterns. Working from home offers flexible hours so veterans can work at any time day or night.
- PTSD can interfere with a veteran's ability to be social and around others. Working from home takes out the stress that can be caused by being around people.
- Learning how to start a successful business, especially from home, requires training on how to interact with others. The interpersonal skills a veteran can gain by starting a business can also help them overcome some of the symptoms associated with PTSD when it comes to dealing with others.
Benefits of being a home business veteran
There are a lot of resources and support out there exclusive to home business veterans. Some of those resources are provided through the government through the Department of Veterans Affairs and also through other veterans who have started their own business and want to see fellow veterans succeed at building a small business, such as VeteranOwnedBusiness.com . Along those lines, our society is particularly patriotic nowdays and most people want to see those who have served our country come home and do well; creating more jobs along the way of their success is an added bonus.