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Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4   How About Some Straight Talk for a Change? Although the success rate for veteran-owned businesses is comparatively higher than non veteran firms (start-ups through mature firms up to ten years in business), the failure percentages remain daunting. The latest data for employer businesses (those with one or more employees) (the real driving engines for our economy and growth) showed that although 400,000 new businesses were created, 470,000 died nationwide – a “deficit” of 70,000 no longer there (US Census Bureau) http://thechairmansblog.gallup.com/2014/02/the-us-economy-kidding-ourselves.html (2014). Scrutiny of the 2008-2013 data shows that more than half of all...
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KIDS of US VETERANS SCHOLARSHIPS

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If you’re Parents or Grandparents served in the Military you have the opportunity to get one of the many Scholarships offered by the American Legion: Dr. Hannah K. Memorial Scholarship                                  $ 1,000 Spirit of Youth Scholarship                               (5)           $5,000 Children of Warrior’s National President     (1) 3,500 (1) 3,000 (1) $2,500 American Legion Auxiliary –Non- Traditional             (5)   (each)...
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A major and significant downsizing of our US military is happening right now. 1.3 million US armed forces members are being pushed out before the date that their enlistment papers and contracts state. This reduction, coupled with the hundreds of thousands of recent US veterans that have transitioned back into the civilian world and that still have not found sustainable employment, threatens to make the unemployment crisis among US veterans a catastrophe. Their finding suitable employment just became much harder than it already is! Fortunately, there are solutions. The National Institute of Training and Education has several training programs for US veterans in...
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If you have considered starting your own Ambit Energy Business but were held back by the franchise / entrance fee, Great News, Ambit Energy gave me the permission on my personal web site to waive the enrollment fee to as many people as I wanted to work with. A savings of $429.00.   Well, I have a national blog that reaches thousands  across this great country and who knows how many would take advantage of this limited open enrollment.  To decide if this business is a fit for you here is the link to a 5 minute overview of Ambit Energy http://patriots.energygoldrush.com ...
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Video about our Nation's Revered Flag

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We are all so blessed to live in America: To be citizens of a country that has been the light of the world since its inception in 1776. The Stars and Stripes represents our nation and it is recognized by everyone in the world. The stars represent the number of our states and the stripes represent the first 13 colonies. This video was sent to us by a HirePatriots supporter, Bill Gibson, a US Army Buck Private who rose in the ranks to become a Colonel. I love those "Mustangs!" ...
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Lying: The Way of the World

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We all know this to be true. Seemingly, every one lies nowadays. It is the way of the world. Certainly we know that politicians lie constantly. They make promises that they know they will never fulfill. Mechanics take advantage of our ignorance and charge for repairs that are completely unnecessary. Doctors insist that we have surgeries that we don’t need. Dentists too. Bankers and mortgage brokers, contractors, car salespersons, etc. The list is endless. Who believes that the ads we read and see are telling us the real truth? “Buyer beware!” This is an adage that we must live by.Why...
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 The Weekend Hunger Backpack Program was designed to supplement meals for children, who depend on their school for breakfast and lunch, during the school week. The program identifies chronically hungry children who are in need of nutritional assistance over the weekend. Volunteers fill the backpacks during the week to be taken home on Friday with enough food for the child and their siblings for the weekend. In Alachua County, one in four children don’t have enough food to eat each day. Lack of access to a nutritious and adequate food supply has implications not only for the development of physical...
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Saving US Military Marriages and Families

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I am writing this not just to describe our critical program for US veterans, but also to inspire you to action. This is an effort that all Americans should support. Let’s see if I can convince you. In 2006, after we had begun HirePatriots.com to lift the spirits of our local US Marines and sailors in San Diego, we repeatedly met military couples that were going through divorce and the break-up of their families. The stress of repeated deployments to combat and just the daily hardships of military service was wearing down our exemplary US patriots that volunteered to use their...
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Years ago I had a period of time where my income was cut in half, it was a crisis. I was spending everything I was making and had no savings to speak of.  Those times were so bad that it caused me to do the unthinkable, live on a budget. Over the years of being a volunteer budget coach I realized that most of the people coming in to see me were in crisis, there was not a great deal of time to get them on a full blown budget. They had to make some financial decisions to keep from going...
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The Military Network

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I want to endorse and promote a very good online resource for US veterans. It is run by Michael Perry (USAF). He is a man of significant accomplishment. He has a sincere passion for helping his fellow US veterans. Please join us on LinkedIn at Military Network: Click HERE. Here is a recent note from Michael about his efforts: We are Revitalizing our Military Network Dedicated Radio Show on KGYT 102.7FM out of Idaho Springs Colorado with Brock Cureton as our DJ and streaming his show via the internet to your computer via Streema – At Internet connect is required to...
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The New York State National Guard web site is filled with useful information. It was my pleasure to meet these dedicated vets at a speaking event at Buffalo State University. This link will take you to their web site with 258 posted jobs. These jobs are current this week so look quickly.    https://dmna.ny.gov/jobs/?id=nyng               ALSO:  FREE Book for the Financially Stressed, Unemployed or those that want to check their spending habits. “The Unemployment Budget – Your Financial Survival Plan” includes:  “The Crisis Budget – For When You Need Help Today” and a Percentage Guideline Chart that allows...
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PATRIOTIC HEARTS' PROGRAMS FOR US VETERANS

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Patriotic Hearts' mission is to provide essential services and assistance to US veterans and their families, and to educate the US citizenry about their valiant sacrifices and value to our nation. Patriotic Hearts is a tax-exempt 501(c) 3 non-profit (EIN 20-8599179) that is supported largely by charitable contributions. It is in "good standing" with the IRS. We began as a response to a Marine who returned from Iraq to discover his wife and two small children living without utilities, due to his wife being laid off while he was deployed. He knocked on our founders’ door and asked: "Sir, Ma’am, I...
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HirePatriots.com is a very popular job board among veterans and US businesses. We are the employment program of Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit. We have US veteran job seekers on our site 24/7. The cost to post a job on HirePatriots ranges from $50 to $125. Here is a link to our Careers job board. Click HERE. You can also purchase unlimited job postings for one year for $1500. Make that donation HERE. We also are very well connected to the search engines and social networks. We will publish a blog post about your company and a link to your job page. It will be a permanent...
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TV: The Truth about Veteran Unemployment

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Mark Baird, the founder of HirePatriots.com is interviewed about the truth regarding veteran unemployment numbers that are being touted as only 5.6%. This is a TV interview I did on a national conservative talk show about veteran unemployment. Interviews like this is what I want all my HirePatriots members doing: Advocate for US veterans. I seek and coach US veterans to do this. And I have written    The Patriotic Business Plan:Strategies for Sensational Success that shows everyone how to do this. And I have written    An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment a best seller that helps veterans, businesses that want to hire...
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Veteran Moving Company Volunteering to work free!

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Veterans Moving Help LLC of Gainesville, Florida is a little different than most moving companies, they move clients for free! If you are in the Gainesville, Florida area and need to move but have no or little money call the Veterans to the rescue! Owner Gregory Sledge will provide a truck, two men and moving equipment free of charge! Mr. Sledge explains "We Veterans have the firm conviction and live our lives knowing that whats really important is caring and doing for others." We ask "But Mr. Sledge, thats very noble but what about those who will seek to take advantage...
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Quality the Foundation of Organizational Success Edward Deming a statistician transformed the business world with the introduction of statistical process control. The basis of Deming’s philosophy was an organizations relentless commitment to exceptional quality and the sustained aspiration to achieve zero defects. This way of thinking was not aligned with the prevalent thinking in American business circles following WWII, which accepted a certain level of quality defects and instead focused on mass production, continued sales and limited competition as the formula for organizational success. Spurned by the auto manufacturing community in America Deming took his knowledge and talent to Japan and...
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HirePatriots' Hiring Services

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US Veteran ‘Work Ready’ Hiring Events  HirePatriots invites either one, exclusive company with more than 25 immediate open positions to attend these event. We also modify these events to accommodate up to 8 companies within the same industry that have smaller hiring needs.   This is how it works: A company sends HirePatriots the specs and qualifications for their open positions. We use our contacts to find US veterans, many recently transitioned, with military and work experience in that industry or skill. Our HirePatriots team will work personally with these veterans prior to the event, making sure they are properly prepared...
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Are you a Veteran interested in receiving a living stipend and an educational award in exchange for providing community service work? For more information please contact Jennifer Seager, Director, at (914) 872-5242 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Family Services of Westchester’s AmeriCorps ServiceWorks Program is looking for Veterans to provide 25-40 hours of service per week for 6-12 months at nonprofit organizations in Westchester County Job Training, Education Award of $1195 to $5645,Opportunities to strengthen communities Stipends from $1195-$5645, Resume Building Experience, Internships that fit the veteran and the organization. Veterans must be able to provide a copy of DD214 and a resume, and have reliable form...
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Become a Community Leader HERE

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Patriotic Hearts, a 501c3 non-profit,  has a fully developed and tried strategy for being a community leader and helping many thousands in your part of America. It is all in this book:  The Patriotic Business Plan:Strategies for Sensational Success.    We began the Patriotic Hearts'  program ten years ago in San Diego. Our site began getting 10,000 visitors a week! We were voted the number 1 News story in San Diego for two years. The largest business association (3000 members) gave us the Visionary Award for stimulating our economy; and two US Presidents and Congress gave us medals. We have been invited...
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The New Business Crisis in America

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America is producing fewer and fewer new businesses. This is a crisis. The percent of our population in their twenties that are entrepreneurs has plummeted to its lowest rate in 20 years and continues to decline! 92% of US business owners are over the age of 45. Nearly half of them earn more than $100K a year. 70% are male and 30% are female. Twenty five years ago, 11% of US businesses were owned by citizens under the age of 30. Today that percentage is 4%. Interestingly, US veterans make up less than 3% of our population; yet, they constitute 12%...
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