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Business Start-up

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Start Up Challenges   There are very few things in the business world which are as challenging as a new start-up business. Regardless of how much experience the new business owner may possess this will be no guarantee of success, because there are so much uncertain areas about that new business which has to be learned as you go along.There is also no guarantee that the decisions which you make at the spur of the moment are indeed the most effective and beneficial for that business and therefore there will always be a measure of uncertainty. Experience no Guarantee for...
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Flip Flop Dog Franchise 4 Veterans

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To All Veterans: “We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us”. – George Orwell Freedom isn't free. I don’t have to remind any of you who served.  It is astonishing to us at FlipFlop Dogs that until recent years, there was little hometown job security for those military veterans who proudly served their country.  Something is not right in our society and its’ priorities, as there are far too many veterans who never find fulfilling careers after serving in the military. We cannot employ every veteran,...
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Answers for US Veterans & America

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 US Veteran Employment Over the next three years, 1.3 million current, active duty US military are being discharged early from our armed services. America already has high US veteran unemployment numbers, this action by Congress will increase those ranks significantly. Patriotic Hearts, our 501c3 non-profit, has developed a comprehensive program to address this urgent issue: our HirePatriots Community Program, our US veteran ‘Work Ready’ Hiring Events, our Veterans Green Projects, and Military Marriage Retreats. The HirePatriots Community Program provides immediate assistance. This program connects local residents who need help with chores and repairs around their homes and yards with local US...
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Great Book for Veterans & Companies

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An American Crisis: Veterans' Unemployment was written by 25 US veteran employment experts. My wife and I also included our chapters. This book gives all job seeking US veterans definitive advice and direction. It also informs companies about the value of US veterans and how to create a successful veteran hiring program within your company. It has been at the top of the list of best sellers on Amazon in several categories.  As a means of honoring our US veterans I am offering this book at cost for one week. If you are a company, school, organization or a patriot that...
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5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

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Good afternoon, I wanted to send a reminder in regards to our Law Enforcement Day on September 11th. We will be having our 5th Annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Day where we will be honoring women in Law Enforcement and also our September 11th Memorial Event to be held at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park.  I have attached the links below to sign up for the events. There is only two weeks left to register for these great events. Our Memorial Event will include a demonstration of SDSU Quad copter drones, Kaylee Wilson from SDPOA Women’s and Orphans Fund and Inspector...
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Video Interviewing Tips

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  Knowing how to have a winning Video Interview   As you're out looking for a job, you need to know the tools interviewer are using these days.  Virtual Video Interviewing; video interviews are becoming an increasingly important part of the job search process. Using this technology, companies can more easily screen candidates regardless of their geographic location, which is especially useful for military personnel who are stationed around the globe. In fact, companies will soon be conducting “live” video interviews through Corporate Gray Online.  These “live” video interviews allow for a virtual face-to-face conversation between a recruiter and candidate. Some...
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Answers about HirePatriots' Programs

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I am often asked to answer questions about the HirePatriots program in order to help reporters write about our unique program. Here are some answers to common questions.                 Tell us about HirePatriots.com … when and why did you start your site? A wounded US Marine from Camp Pendleton knocked on our door and asked if we had any work for him around our home or yard so that he could get the electricity and heat turned back on in his house. He had returned from Iraq just a few minutes before to find his wife...
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Legal Advice for Veterans

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  9 Legal Tips to Help You Protect Your Family You have protected your county well, and now it's time to turn your attention to your family's future...          It is never too early to prepare for your family's future, but waiting to make arrangements could be disastrous. These tips are designed to explain legal and financial options that may help protect your family should something happen to you.  Estate Plan – Protect your family's financial interests with an estate plan. Begin the process by completing the LegalShield will questionnaire, which you can obtain by calling LegalShield or your provider law...
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Having a Strong Why  Passion for your business's product or service is not enough...you need a strong why. Why are you in this business......what drives you.    Been passionate about the things that you’re doing can be an incredibly strong stimulant, which can make the sacrifices which will be needed in order to succeed in that venture so much easier and more bearable. There are some people who can become so engrossed in what they are doing that they do not even notice how much time has passed, while they were busy with that project. Not everyone will be able...
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Tips On Thrive in a Down Economy

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  Impeding Your Success  Many business owners are seriously impeding their own success, because their thoughts are primarily fear based. If you’re envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then you’ll impact your own success. Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, buckle down and determine to take three actions every single day to improve revenue! Lauren Mathews makes it easy for you by providing some suggestions.   Small Business Action Plan  1) Don’t you Dare Pick up that Phone Unless it’s to Generate Business! Be ruthlessly disciplined...
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Thoughts Influence Ones Success

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 Your thought processes will influence your business success.     There are millions of people who go through life without ever realizing the tremendous impact that their thinking processes have on the success of their lives. This also applies to a businessman as he manages his business; the success of his business will be critically linked to what kind of thoughts he is continually thinking. It is now known by scientists that everything in our universe are in its most basic form only energy and all of that energy are connected and are influenced by each other.  Therefore the energy that...
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HirePatriots’ Community Program for Schools

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When I was a teacher in Southwest Los Angeles I always made sure that all of my students got a “Letter to the Editor” published in the Los Angeles Times before the end of the year. It had an amazing result! I saw children with no self-esteem transformed.   Today, being published in the Times or any paper is not what it used to be, especially to this new generation of school students. The Internet is where to be seen and appreciated. After several decades of developing the minds and hearts of students, for the last ten years I have been...
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HirePatriots’ primary mission is the employment of US military, veterans and their spouses. We look for innovative answers and more effective methods for providing them temporary, part time and full time employment. HirePatriots is a program of Patriotic Hearts, a 501C3 non-profit (EIN 20-8599179) Our unique One Day job board for residents to hire local veterans and their spouses to help them with chores and repairs around their homes and yards has been tremendously successful! Over 50,000 US military members, in and out of the armed forces, have found work and extra income from that simple but powerful solution. Our unique...
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Advice for Work and Life

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  Advice You Can Put to Work in Your Life  An article by Martin Bjergegaard talked about consider the saying, "knowledge in and of itself isn't power. Instead, knowledge is potential power.”  I think the way we choose to make use of it is what makes all the difference."  Look for ways to apply what you learn below.     Steps to a Great Work-Life Balance  1. Make a decision 2. Believe it is possible 3. Create the playing ground you need 4. Focus on the wildly Important 5. Optimize hours in flow 6. Do the worst first   Success Requires...
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 Veterans Families Get New Benefits   Although the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 focused on the VA Health Care Crisis, it included two important GI Bill education benefit changes.  The first change expands the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship to include surviving spouses of service members who die in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001. The Fry Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Marine Gunnery Sergeant John D. Fry who was killed on March 8, 2006, leaving behind his widow and three small children. The...
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Huge Waves of Unemployed US Veterans Coming

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An Executive Order from President Obama has commanded the US Armed Forces to be drastically reduced in numbers, even below those we had prior to WWI. Right now, 1.3 million actively serving military members are being released from duty, many well before their contract expire. The numbers of unemployed and homeless veterans on our streets is going to multiply. Their families will suffer too. How can we do this to these young men and women who serve us so selflessly and faithfully? Something must be done now to avoid this tragedy! HirePatriots is coming to the rescue with a new and...
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How to Compete Effectively in Business

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Competing in BusinessThere are many business owners who are seeking ways in which they can increase the amount of customer so that they could sell more and make a larger profit. But the question which you should ask your self are why should any customer choose your business specifically over your competition, in other words what makes your business so special? When this question is posed to the majority of business owners they will make many claims ranging from a superior product to genuinely caring for the customer and providing excellent value for money.  The truth is this is exactly...
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I just found a website called "Trucking Truth" and highly recommend you read everything on this site if you are not sure whether a truck driving career is in your future. He has an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to a trucking career. Not only are they fantastic, but everything he offers at TruckingTruth is 100% free. Here's an excerpt from his website: "TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila, a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help...
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Great Video: How to Love What You Do

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Dear Reader, The actual title of this video probably would not have grabbed your attention. But I think this makes a very important point for all of us: appreciating the value in everything that we do. If we imitate this video in our daily activities we will all find greater joy, meaning and purpose. We will be doing our small part in making our world better for all. -- I think that we all can identify with this video, regardless of our profession.  "And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving...
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US Veterans 4 Trucking Companies

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HirePatriots.com is currently focusing on connecting transitioning military truck drivers with the trucking industry because there are so many open positions available to US veterans. Honoring our returning veterans for their many sacrifices and service is our mission. The most important our US veterans need is immediate sustainable employment. Currently, the US government is pushing out 1.3 million current active duty military. We are facing another huge round of unemployed US veterans. The trucking industry can help tremendously. This is how: To accelerate the hiring of these US veterans, HirePatriots is holding Truck Driver Hiring Events. We fill a venue with...
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