Insights for Veteran Business Owners

Empowering business owners with insights and ideas

Financial Checklists for Veteran-Owned Businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a great resource for helping businesses thrive and succeed by creating loan programs that offer features and benefits not necessarily offered with traditional loans. The SBA’s Veterans Advantage gives veterans, and those who qualify as veterans, upfront fee waivers and reductions to help them start or grow a business.

Farmers Collaborate with World-Class Chefs on Extraordinary Produce

When a local, European-inspired chef approached Lee Jones at a farmer’s market in Ohio in the 1980s, he and his family had no inkling that their business was about to transform into a globally renowned brand. Learn how this meeting helped this business grow to last more than thirty years, and counting.

Government Help for Veteran Entrepreneurs

The federal government provides many veteran-focused resources to help ex-military personnel become entrepreneurs. Veterans get the benefit of special guidance, financing assistance, and even have lucrative government contracts set aside specifically for them.


5 Tips to Help You Become a Successful Intrapreneur

Following your passion doesn’t always mean striking out on your own. Consider Bobbi Brown’s intrapreneurial success: When Estée Lauder bought Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, it was with the understanding that she would join the team to shepherd it. She was able to capitalize on having such a renowned cosmetic giant behind her.

Why You Need a Bank as a Business Partner

Most small business owners understand the importance of having a bank, but do you know how much your bank can do for you? Forbes says that sometimes your best business advisor may be found at your bank.



Return on Investment... It Pays To Belong

When a business invests in the Xenia Area Chamber, it forms a partnership with over 400 other investors that leverage time, money, and other assets to create stronger individual businesses and a stronger community.