Barb Carson on the entrepreneurship pathway

Warrior Community Integration Symposium: Thought leaders discuss support services and initiatives in the workforce for veterans and military spouses

Military life sets up people for entrepreneurial success, says Barb Carson, managing director, programs and services, D’Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). “We have, and as a veteran myself, enjoyed the chance to understand risk, manage it, take chances that are well studied and then grow from there.”

Carson continues, “So many people may think that the military is a follow-an-order type organization. You really have to be able to pivot, be agile, and these are the same qualities that an entrepreneur must have.”

WorkingNation sat down with Carson in Atlanta at the Warrior Community Integration Symposium – an annual convening of veteran-serving organizations hosted by America’s Warrior Partnership.

“The Institute for Veterans and Military Families is a great place to start regardless of whether you’re starting from just an idea and wondering, ‘Can this be more than a hobby? Could this be my vocation?’ to someone who is in business and wants to take it to the next level. We’ll help you navigate. We have the programs for every phase of business ownership,” explains Carson.

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