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Veteran Rescue Needs You!

Veteran Rescue has openings on our advisory board. We need experienced strong business leaders, CEO’s, etc on our board helping us navigate through these times. These are volunteer positions.

Positions Needed: Volunteer at this time: Military preference: Honor and Integrity a must! Military in good standing/honorable discharge.

  1. Medical Staff: Doctor/EMT on standby at our events we host and programs we operate.
  2. Security Staff: Law Enforcement/Military experience on standby at our events we host and programs we operate. Once ranch is procured, full time staff on site.
  3. Legal Staff: Experienced Attorneys capable of defending our trademark, copyrights, and patents. Able to put together contracts and vet proposals.
  4. Board Members: Advisory capacity: Experienced in business operations, military, well to do, power house. We want your knowledge working to help us really move forward.
  5. Marketing Staff: Experienced person able to handle social media, ads, and event promotions.
  6. Fundraising Staff: Person experienced in grants, collecting donations, and corporate sponsorship
  7. Volunteers: Multiple volunteers needed to collect in kind donations, attend events and perform multiple positions as needed at the events or programs.
  8. Dog Handler/Trainer:  Experienced military person to train and help socialize our rescues. 

FAQ: When will these volunteer positions become paid/benefits/etc? When Veteran Rescue brings in enough funding via grants/donations/sponsorship to do so.

As you know our trademark was stolen by 3 charities and 1 person this year. We can’t afford to let them continue using our brand and profiting from it. Veteran Rescue Mission in Tucson, AZ, Veteran Rescue Retreat in north Little Rock, Arkansas, Mission K9 Rescue in Texas has a ranch called Veteran Rescue ranch or sometimes Veteran K9 Rescue ranch, GoFundMe campaign called Veteran Rescue in GA. All were given cease and desists. One was shut down socially, one Facebook refused to keep shut down. All are veterans. One issued threats. I’m done being nice right out of the box. We can’t afford to lose our trademark because we didn’t defend it vigorously and shut them down.

Trademarks > Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

Word Mark    VETERAN RESCUE

Goods and Services   IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable services, namely, organizing and conducting volunteer programs and community service projects aimed at increasing support and morale of families of deceased war veterans, war veterans, current members and future members of the United States military. FIRST USE: 20110401. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110401

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code    (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number    86090496

Filing Date    October 14, 2013

Current Basis    1A

Original Filing Basis    1A

Published for Opposition    March 18, 2014

Registration Number    4543044

Registration Date    June 3, 2014

Owner   (REGISTRANT) Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. DBA Veteran Rescue CORPORATION FLORIDA http://www.veteranrescue.org 628 Chatas Ct Lake Mary FLORIDA 32746

Disclaimer   NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “VETERAN” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN

Type of Mark    SERVICE MARK

Register    PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator    LIVE

Every charity that began after Veteran Rescue doing the programs we offer, has 2 things going for them that I don’t. They have strong, political or wealthy backers. They are mostly operated by male veterans. One of them is operated by a female, but has ties to the white house.

Veteran Rescue had a lot of changes last year, including the CFC program. The one single thing holding us back is the lack of a ranch to operate from. That must be a serious goal to achieve.

I know we all have our lives to live and our businesses to run. We have groups supporting us with donated supplies, runners for our races, and sponsors for our runners. We are no longer providing for 3 offices with supplies or supporters nationwide with business cards and brochures.

I know we all have connections to the kind of people we need on our board. It’s been suggested we partner up on events with national charities helping Veterans, but they all declined, or ignored our requests.

Thoughts, questions, or suggestions? Feel free to share with or contact a person that would be willing to help Veteran Rescue out by sitting on our board. Florida has an abundance of charities and we all compete with each others donors for events and sponsors. We need to be set apart. We operate nationwide for our Veterans and locally for our animals for the most part.

FYI 2017 CFC totals are in. This money is paid out from April 1, 2018 to March 31st 2019. $2565 with 8 volunteer hours, totaling 9 donors. It also said recurring and total. Which it is, I don’t know. This is down from last year’s $6000 which was down from the year before’s $54000 minus fees only $26,000 delivered. The CFC is 90% of our funding. The last of last year’s CFC money arrives March 31, 2017 ($1600 due) back to back with the first of this year’s money April 1, 2018.

Our fundraiser is Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 at Wekiva Springs State Park from 8 AM to 11AM. 5K race, fun run. Goal to raise is $25,000. All the runners from Valencia are raising a minimum of $150 each in sponsor money for us. Everything through the link https://www.crowdrise.com/5krunforourwarriorsandpets from registering to raising funds. Facebook event page to let us keep track of how many are coming. https://www.facebook.com/events/1756094301365952/

So between race, CFC that will be the bulk of this year’s funding.

Valencia College Peace and Justice campus is helping us with every fundraiser with all her students giving 5 community service hours to Veteran Rescue or raising funds or supplies or running in our events.

The Girl Scouts looking for Silver Badges create dog toys or collect supplies and donate them to us.

This has been a huge help. http://veteranrescue.org/events

FYI we still have T-shirts, coffee cup inventory in addition to all of auction items and excess pet supplies we offered to our Veterans in need before Christmas. The shop has drop down boxes for each item.

Do we need to make website changes? Price changes? How to get the word out there to the ones in need? Do we need to tweak the business plan or marketing? Can we get a highly experienced person to help us? I built the brand by myself from nothing to having others let’s steal the brand and use it ourselves.

Below my signature I included the facts and faq or remarks about trademarks for those who wonder why these people have in fact infringing.

Sincerely,

Christi Hubbard 407-330-8032

Owner & President

CFC 19270

http://veteranrescue.org

A Warrior’s Sanctuary

Last year 1 person was stealing my trademark and profiting from it, this year there are 4 including the 1 from last year. Cease and desist letters have been emailed to them all including to the business corporations licensing board. Arkansas, Texas, Arizona and Georgia Veterans all! Why is theft ok? Why keep stealing someone else’s brand?

You know a simple Google search brings up my charity and trademark information. You legally can not ever use the words Veteran Rescue together, you can not add a word to it, and you can’t rip information off my website and business plan and call it your own!

There is no reason 3 businesses/1 people should be stealing my brand and trademark! All veterans no less!!

BEWARE!! Veterans in multiple states are stealing VETERAN RESCUE’s brand, trademark, and are PROFITING from it!! Cease and desist letters were sent. I will stay on top of it and I will shame them all!

Some Veterans will steal anything to make money for themselves: I’m sick of being ignored! If you know him, be aware he is a thief!

Paul Reprogle in Arkansas, he’s been warned repeatedly, shut down every social media site and IRS will not give him 501c3 status, he is still using my brand name. He keeps changing it up but he’s still stealing and profiting from my name. Veteran rescue Retreat is not legit.

Mission K9 Rescue in Texas is stealing. I also sent them a cease and desist. A simple Google search brings up Veteran Rescue’s legal status. Ignorance is not even a valid excuse. You operate a business you do due diligence! Veteran Rescue Ranch, aka Veteran K9 Rescue is also not legit in that they’re violating my trademark. Their members have also been nasty and threatening on Facebook.

Gerald Edwards in GA, ran a Go Fund Me campaign using our brand name that is trademark and has been for some years!

Veteran Rescue Mission in Tucson, Arizona EIN: 82-0871623 also thieves.

Being nice doesn’t do anything for your business but allow others to step all over you and steal from you.

Trademarks must be vigorously defended.

Trademarks > Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

Word Mark    VETERAN RESCUE

Goods and Services   IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable services, namely, organizing and conducting volunteer programs and community service projects aimed at increasing support and morale of families of deceased war veterans, war veterans, current members and future members of the United States military. FIRST USE: 20110401. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110401

Standard Characters Claimed

Mark Drawing Code    (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK

Serial Number    86090496

Filing Date    October 14, 2013

Current Basis    1A

Original Filing Basis    1A

Published for Opposition    March 18, 2014

Registration Number    4543044

Registration Date    June 3, 2014

Owner   (REGISTRANT) Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. DBA Veteran Rescue CORPORATION FLORIDA http://www.veteranrescue.org 628 Chatas Ct Lake Mary FLORIDA 32746

Disclaimer   NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “VETERAN” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN

Type of Mark    SERVICE MARK

Register    PRINCIPAL

Live/Dead Indicator    LIVE

Sincerely,

Christi Hubbard 407-330-8032

Owner & President

http://veteranrescue.org

CFC 19270

https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics

https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/been-sued-or-received-cease-and-desist-letter-answers-common-questions-about-trademark

Trademark protection is for words and symbols that distinguish the goods or services of one vendor from those of all others. Trademark rules protect the public from confusion and makes commerce work. Properly selecting and protecting trademarks will help you protect your reputation and market power, and avoid considerable trouble and expense.

Businesses must know what they do and do not own as a trademark. If the Secretary of State’s office merely says a name is available as a corporate name, for example, that doesn’t necessarily means it’s OK to do business under that name. Too often, companies make the mistake of incorporating under a name that, if used as a brand, may infringe trademark rights of a third party. Some also believe that merely filing an assume name certificate (DBA) creates exclusive rights, but such is not the case.

Concerning infringement: Just changing a spelling or adding a word to an existing trademark often does not protect you. Trademark infringement typically exists if your trademark (however spelled or configured) creates merely the likelihood of confusion as to source, sponsorship, approval or affiliation. Trademark infringement is easier to commit than most think, can be very difficult to spot, is expensive to litigate and is potentially ruinous in terms of wasted reputation investment.

Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset and is easily overlooked, lost or destroyed, or infringed upon. By understanding the value of IP and consulting with experts in the field, you can avoid the potential land mines that abound.

Generally, if you are using the mark on similar goods and services, simply adding another word to the mark is still infringing the original mark.

Is the other company in the same line of business as you? If so, then your trademark application would be refused as it is similar/confusing to the mark that is already registered.

If you are saying that someone can register the name in with the Secretary of State, you are probably correct, but that is no defense to trademark infringement. None. Zero. Zilch. If it were that easy to use someone else’s registered trademark, don’t you think you would see copycats trying to live off the reputation of others everywhere?

David Staub

www.illinoisbusinessattorney.com

If you’re thinking of starting a business, one of the first things you’ll need is a company name and maybe even a logo. The second thing you’ll want to do is protect both from misuse. In the U.S., there are laws in place that protect trademarks, and those are overseen by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Below is an overview of how to register your trademark and how to make sure you’re not infringing on anyone else’s trademark.

What Is a Trademark?

A trademark indicates a word, symbol or design that is unique and distinguishes itself from other words, symbols and designs. In common language, a trademark is a brand name and/or logo. Words like “Kleenex,” “Barbie” and “Kodak” are all trademarked words that represent brand names, and commonly carry a superscript “TM” to designate the mark. Trademarks are granted by the USPTO.

Trademarks do not protect inventions, which are covered by patents and involve a separate application process. They also do not protect original artistic or literary works, as those are covered by copyright.

The most important thing to do when you’re ready to register your trademark is to search for similar trademarks that you might infringe upon. Infringing on another company’s trademark can lead to long and expensive legal battles, so it’s really in your best interest to conduct a detailed search before you file your trademark application.

It’s important to note that while trademarks are granted by the USPTO, you will need to search more than just its database to determine if your trademark is unique.

Many people do not register their trademarks, so it’s possible a business is already operating using a name or logo similar to the one you want to use. And even owners of unregistered trademarks can still sue you for infringement. If that business has used its unregistered trademark for a long time in the marketplace and with good faith, it might even win its case.

How to Search for Existing Trademarks

1. Use a Standard Search Engine

Using your online search engine of choice, you want to search for your chosen company name in as many iterations as possible. If you have a number in your name, try spelling it out and using the numeral. Search for abbreviations of common words in your name; use a hyphen or remove a hyphen; make one word into two words and vice versa; in short, get creative, because you’ll want to conduct an exhaustive search.

Make note of any businesses that come up with names that appear to be similar, and also note businesses that offer product or service offerings that are similar to yours. If you find a company that has the same exact name as yours that also sells or offers the same services as you, you might want to consider a change.

You can also search common business websites, such as Yelp, or state business registries to determine if similar business names exist in your area.

2. Consult With a Trademark Attorney

Once you have a list of similar names or ones that you’re concerned may be too close, you might want to enlist the advice of a trademark attorney. He or she can review the names, compare them to yours and determine if another company might have a case to make for infringement.

He or she can also help you file the trademark application. You can find one in your area by conducting a search or asking for referrals from other entrepreneurs or small business owners.

3. Search the USPTO Database

The USPTO maintains a database of all trademarks, copyrights and patents that it has registered/granted. Once you’re ready to file, you’ll want to search their database as well. The USPTO website offers pages of advice on how to conduct your search, details about what is and what is not in the database and even informational videos on how best to search it. Take advantage of these resources to mitigate any confusion or frustration on your part.

If your trademark includes a design element, such as a logo, you’ll also need to search using a design code. This search can be conducted through the standard trademark database; however, you’ll want to have an understanding of the different design codes and what they represent before attempting to search.

How Infringement Works

If you find a business that has a similar trademark or logo as your company, it doesn’t matter if that company has registered its trademark or not. Once a brand name or logo has been created and used as an identifying mark it is protected as a form of intellectual property. This will give you a level of protection under the law if you choose to sue another company for infringement or you are sued.

However, by not registering your trademark, if you are taken to court, the burden of proof falls more squarely on you. The court will expect you to prove that your mark is unique and the infringer’s mark is being used in a way that’s detrimental to you and your business.

The best way to insure your rights and protect yourself and your business is to formally register your trademark. This will give the most legal protection and provide you with an immediate legal right to defend your mark against misuse

Once you have been granted your trademark, use it. Businesses that keep their trademark active through their business (i.e. through marketing materials, advertisements or other public-facing means) build equity in their trademark, which can help them if they need to defend it in court.

Trademark infringement can be a serious issue with high legal fees, meaning it’s best for you to perform due diligence upfront and do your best to avoid legal complications. While registering your trademark can be a complicated process, it’s really in your best interest to take the time and to file the paperwork.

If you need more information specific to the trademark registration process, look no further than these eight steps for assistance.

How to Make Sure You’re Not Infringing on a Trademark

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital

Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), and I seek the removal of the

aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.

Please also be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to

remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receiving this notice. Under US law a service provider, such as yourself, enjoys immunity from a copyright lawsuit provided that you act with deliberate speed to investigate and rectify ongoing copyright infringement. If service providers do not investigate and remove or disable the infringing material this immunity is lost. Therefore, in order for you to remain immune from a copyright infringement action you will need to investigate and ultimately

remove or otherwise disable the infringing material from your servers with all due speed should the direct infringer, your client, not comply immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

Jan 2018 updates

http://veteranrescue.org/events Keep up to date. We also have a newsletter signup on our page. It’s in the sidebar.

Let us know to expect you. Mark yourself as going! https://www.facebook.com/events/1756094301365952/

Reminder to sign up yourself or your team no matter your location. you can always do a virtual run in your area raising sponsor and helping. All monies go through this link for security. https://www.crowdrise.com/5KRunforourWarriorsandPets Tax deductible!! Who needs a little tax relief?
#forourveterans #warriors #pets #animals #VeteranRescue #5krun #runnersgetready #taxdeductible

Last year Texas wanted us to relocate there and they donated heavily to our in kind auctions. Thank you Daphne Sullivan, Lisa Daniel Frost, Kira Babcock and the other ladies that helped us. Now we are running our 1st fundraiser of the year and we hope to have even more people helping us to relocate to Texas. If everyone were to pitch in $10 and help raise sponsors (who is someone who says I’ll donate this whether money or product), Every dollar raised is that much closer to Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue expanding our ability to help more Veterans and animals. I have found multiple properties for less than $20,000 in Texas. We appreciate all the groups in Florida helping us, but there’s just way too many nonprofits all running events on top of each other.

It’s a race between Texas and Florida.  Who will be virtual and who will be in person at Wekiva Springs State Park?

We have several properties over 25 acres and less than $20,000 in mind. https://www.landandfarm.com/property/Historic_Horse_Homestead-3548729/ and https://www.landandfarm.com/property/Running_Bay_Ranch-3213518/ are the best ones but no price tag attached. 🙁

Trademark Theft Again!

Last year 1 person was stealing my trademark and profiting from it, this year there are 4 including the 1 from last year. Cease and desist letters have been emailed to them all including to the business corporations licensing board. Arkansas, Texas, Arizona and Georgia Veterans all! Why is theft ok? Why keep stealing someone else’s brand?

You know a simple Google search brings up my charity and trademark information. You legally can not ever use the words Veteran Rescue together, you can not add a word to it, and you can’t rip information off my website and business plan and call it your own!

There is no reason 3 businesses/1 people  should be stealing my brand and trademark! All veterans no less!!

BEWARE!! Veterans in multiple states are stealing VETERAN RESCUE’s brand, trademark, and are PROFITING from it!! Cease and desist letters were sent. I will stay on top of it and I will shame them all!

Some Veterans will steal anything to make money for themselves: I’m sick of being ignored! If you know him, be aware he is a thief!

Paul Reprogle in Arkansas, he’s been warned repeatedly, shut down every social media site and IRS will not give him 501c3 status, he is still using my brand name. He keeps changing it up but he’s still stealing and profiting from my name. Veteran rescue Retreat is not legit.

Mission K9 Rescue in Texas is stealing. I also sent them a cease and desist. A simple Google search brings up Veteran Rescue’s legal status. Ignorance is not even a valid excuse. You operate a business you do due diligence! Veteran Rescue Ranch, aka Veteran K9 Rescue is also not legit in that they’re violating my trademark. Their members have also been nasty and threatening on Facebook.

Gerald Edwards in GA, ran a Go Fund Me campaign using our brand name that is trademark and has been for some years!

Veteran Rescue Mission in Tucson, Arizona EIN: 82-0871623 also thieves.

Being nice doesn’t do anything for your business but allow others to step all over you and steal from you.

Trademarks must be vigorously defended. 

This is the 3rd time I am contacting you about a business person in your state stealing my trademark, my information from my website and setting up his own nonprofit  in your state claiming it’s his. He was sent multiple cease and desist letters, and all websites and social media was shut down. IRS refuses to give him a 501c3 because they saw my charity trademark is already in use.

He is not a 501c3 and never will be using my material!! My trademark is copied here for you to see. If I have to go to court, I will be suing for breach since you are supposed to watch for this. Paul Reprogle now owes me for every penny donated to him in my name. You have helped him seem legit when he’s not.

Revoke his official standing: Arkansas Secretary of StateArkansas Secretary of State
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Word Mark    VETERAN RESCUE
Goods and Services    IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable services, namely, organizing and conducting volunteer programs and community service projects aimed at increasing support and morale of families of deceased war veterans, war veterans, current members and future members of the United States military. FIRST USE: 20110401. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110401
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code    (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number    86090496
Filing Date    October 14, 2013
Current Basis    1A
Original Filing Basis    1A
Published for Opposition    March 18, 2014
Registration Number    4543044
Registration Date    June 3, 2014
Owner    (REGISTRANT) Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services, Corp. DBA Veteran Rescue CORPORATION FLORIDA http://www.veteranrescue.org 628 Chatas Ct Lake Mary FLORIDA 32746
Disclaimer    NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “VETERAN” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
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Register    PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator    LIVE
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Sincerely,
Christi Hubbard 407-330-8032
Owner & President
http://veteranrescue.org
CFC 19270

https://www.uspto.gov/trademarks-getting-started/trademark-basics

https://www.uspto.gov/trademark/been-sued-or-received-cease-and-desist-letter-answers-common-questions-about-trademark

Trademark protection is for words and symbols that distinguish the goods or services of one vendor from those of all others. Trademark rules protect the public from confusion and makes commerce work. Properly selecting and protecting trademarks will help you protect your reputation and market power, and avoid considerable trouble and expense.

Businesses must know what they do and do not own as a trademark. If the Secretary of State’s office merely says a name is available as a corporate name, for example, that doesn’t necessarily means it’s OK to do business under that name. Too often, companies make the mistake of incorporating under a name that, if used as a brand, may infringe trademark rights of a third party. Some also believe that merely filing an assume name certificate (DBA) creates exclusive rights, but such is not the case.

Concerning infringement: Just changing a spelling or adding a word to an existing trademark often does not protect you. Trademark infringement typically exists if your trademark (however spelled or configured) creates merely the likelihood of confusion as to source, sponsorship, approval or affiliation. Trademark infringement is easier to commit than most think, can be very difficult to spot, is expensive to litigate and is potentially ruinous in terms of wasted reputation investment.

Intellectual property is often a company’s most valuable asset and is easily overlooked, lost or destroyed, or infringed upon. By understanding the value of IP and consulting with experts in the field, you can avoid the potential land mines that abound.

How to avoid the land mines that trademarks, copyrights and patents can create

Generally, if you are using the mark on similar goods and services, simply adding another word to the mark is still infringing the original mark.

Is the other company in the same line of business as you? If so, then your trademark application would be refused as it is similar/confusing to the mark that is already registered.

If you are saying that someone can register the name in with the Secretary of State, you are probably correct, but that is no defense to trademark infringement. None. Zero. Zilch. If it were that easy to use someone else’s registered trademark, don’t you think you would see copycats trying to live off the reputation of others everywhere?
David Staub

www.illinoisbusinessattorney.com

If you’re thinking of starting a business, one of the first things you’ll need is a company name and maybe even a logo. The second thing you’ll want to do is protect both from misuse. In the U.S., there are laws in place that protect trademarks, and those are overseen by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Below is an overview of how to register your trademark and how to make sure you’re not infringing on anyone else’s trademark.

What Is a Trademark?
A trademark indicates a word, symbol or design that is unique and distinguishes itself from other words, symbols and designs. In common language, a trademark is a brand name and/or logo. Words like “Kleenex,” “Barbie” and “Kodak” are all trademarked words that represent brand names, and commonly carry a superscript “TM” to designate the mark. Trademarks are granted by the USPTO.

Trademarks do not protect inventions, which are covered by patents and involve a separate application process. They also do not protect original artistic or literary works, as those are covered by copyright.

The most important thing to do when you’re ready to register your trademark is to search for similar trademarks that you might infringe upon. Infringing on another company’s trademark can lead to long and expensive legal battles, so it’s really in your best interest to conduct a detailed search before you file your trademark application.

It’s important to note that while trademarks are granted by the USPTO, you will need to search more than just its database to determine if your trademark is unique.

Many people do not register their trademarks, so it’s possible a business is already operating using a name or logo similar to the one you want to use. And even owners of unregistered trademarks can still sue you for infringement. If that business has used its unregistered trademark for a long time in the marketplace and with good faith, it might even win its case.

How to Search for Existing Trademarks
1. Use a Standard Search Engine

Using your online search engine of choice, you want to search for your chosen company name in as many iterations as possible. If you have a number in your name, try spelling it out and using the numeral. Search for abbreviations of common words in your name; use a hyphen or remove a hyphen; make one word into two words and vice versa; in short, get creative, because you’ll want to conduct an exhaustive search.

Make note of any businesses that come up with names that appear to be similar, and also note businesses that offer product or service offerings that are similar to yours. If you find a company that has the same exact name as yours that also sells or offers the same services as you, you might want to consider a change.

You can also search common business websites, such as Yelp, or state business registries to determine if similar business names exist in your area.

2. Consult With a Trademark Attorney

Once you have a list of similar names or ones that you’re concerned may be too close, you might want to enlist the advice of a trademark attorney. He or she can review the names, compare them to yours and determine if another company might have a case to make for infringement.

He or she can also help you file the trademark application. You can find one in your area by conducting a search or asking for referrals from other entrepreneurs or small business owners.

3. Search the USPTO Database

The USPTO maintains a database of all trademarks, copyrights and patents that it has registered/granted. Once you’re ready to file, you’ll want to search their database as well. The USPTO website offers pages of advice on how to conduct your search, details about what is and what is not in the database and even informational videos on how best to search it. Take advantage of these resources to mitigate any confusion or frustration on your part.

If your trademark includes a design element, such as a logo, you’ll also need to search using a design code. This search can be conducted through the standard trademark database; however, you’ll want to have an understanding of the different design codes and what they represent before attempting to search.

How Infringement Works
If you find a business that has a similar trademark or logo as your company, it doesn’t matter if that company has registered its trademark or not. Once a brand name or logo has been created and used as an identifying mark it is protected as a form of intellectual property. This will give you a level of protection under the law if you choose to sue another company for infringement or you are sued.

However, by not registering your trademark, if you are taken to court, the burden of proof falls more squarely on you. The court will expect you to prove that your mark is unique and the infringer’s mark is being used in a way that’s detrimental to you and your business.

The best way to insure your rights and protect yourself and your business is to formally register your trademark. This will give the most legal protection and provide you with an immediate legal right to defend your mark against misuse

Once you have been granted your trademark, use it. Businesses that keep their trademark active through their business (i.e. through marketing materials, advertisements or other public-facing means) build equity in their trademark, which can help them if they need to defend it in court.

Trademark infringement can be a serious issue with high legal fees, meaning it’s best for you to perform due diligence upfront and do your best to avoid legal complications. While registering your trademark can be a complicated process, it’s really in your best interest to take the time and to file the paperwork.

If you need more information specific to the trademark registration process, look no further than these eight steps for assistance.

How to Make Sure You’re Not Infringing on a Trademark

This letter is official notification under Section 512(c) of the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act (”DMCA”), and I seek the removal of the
aforementioned infringing material from your servers. I request that you immediately notify the infringer of this notice and inform them of their duty to remove the infringing material immediately, and notify them to cease any further posting of infringing material to your server in the future.

Please also be advised that law requires you, as a service provider, to
remove or disable access to the infringing materials upon receiving this notice. Under US law a service provider, such as yourself, enjoys immunity from a copyright lawsuit provided that you act with deliberate speed to investigate and rectify ongoing copyright infringement. If service providers do not investigate and remove or disable the infringing material this immunity is lost. Therefore, in order for you to remain immune from a copyright infringement action you will need to investigate and ultimately
remove or otherwise disable the infringing material from your servers with all due speed should the direct infringer, your client, not comply immediately.

I am providing this notice in good faith and with the reasonable belief that rights my company owns are being infringed. Under penalty of perjury I certify that the information contained in the notification is both true and accurate, and I have the authority to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright(s) involved.

 

Happy New Year!

Veteran Rescue hopes you’re having a Happy Safe New Year! Here are the impact numbers and latest and last from 2017.

Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue administrative duties for 2017 is complete.
 
9 clients took advantage of the new toys and food we offered. Several National Military charities ignored us so their clients had no idea we even offered. Those charities made a very poor impression on us.
 
We’re packed and into storage units waiting for a facility to become available. Fundraisers we’re hosting is complete and ready for you to sign up. https://www.crowdrise.com/5KRunforourWarriorsandPets
 
Our auction http://veteranrescue.org/shop/auction-items and inventory items http://veteranrescue.org/shop are still for sale until it all sells.
 
CFC 19270 is still open accepting pledges. https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome We have a zero percent fundraising rate. 100% of all donations goes to our programs, not salaries.
 
Our 2017 990 is already uploaded to the website. http://veteranrescue.org/legal/financial You can see exactly what we bring in and where it goes.
Remember Good United blog we were utilizing is closing down in January 2018 and it all reverts to this blog.
This year was hard for us. We had 90% loss in revenue, we had an 95% increase in in kind food and supplies donated to us. We lost our facility so we are only working online with our Veteran clients. We’ve had to rearrange our programs to accommodate this. We had a slight increase in pet clients and Veteran clients.  2018 can only get better! We hope to partner up with our VP’s in obtaining property and a facility.  Our hope is we raise enough with the 5K , our goal is $25,000, to add to their contribution.

Merry Christmas and Happy New year!

Merry Christmas and have a Happy Safe New Year to you and your family. Wishing all the groups and businesses that contributed to Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue this year keeping our spirits up and hope alive. Cargill Nutrena Feeds Vets Plus, Inc. Animal Health Warehouse Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas Combined Federal Campaign The Law Office of Melissa Moore Stockham, LLC Working Class Karma Better View Windows and More Denise Brodeur Wright Victory Casino Cruises Pepsi Girl Scouts Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute

It takes a community contributing to their charity to help keep the programs running. Veteran Rescue thanks you all.

Good United articles and supporter contact shutting down and moving

Veteran Rescue was contacted by Good United this year to help us keep in better touch with our supporters and donors.

Good United just let me know they’re shutting down by January 29, 2018. After that there will be no more email digests coming to you from them. Veteran Rescue has a blog on the website. http://veteranrescue.org/blog

You can keep up to date by signing up for our newsletter there or by email christi@veteranrescue.org

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely,

Christi Hubbard

Owner & President

CFC 19270

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Veteran Rescue Impact from donations

Veteran Rescue has been so blessed this year. We had roughly $12000 in pet supplies donated this year by the Girl Scouts earning badges, the College students earning grades, and Vets Plus receiving tax write offs.

As a result Veteran Rescue was able to keep it’s pet rescue doors open, and able to help several Military families receive a nice Christmas gift for their pet dog, fish, or cat.

The CFC only brought in $11,600 this year which was a huge deficit from previous years. 2018 is still open but only $10 has been pledged, so in kind donations and sponsors are a necessity.

We love our supporters, and each pledge, donation or more is a gift. It’s also a 100% tax deductible so if you’re looking for a refund instead of paying, it pays to give.

CFC Giving info

https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome
CFC 19270

CFC 19270, CFC is now open accepting pledges from all Military, Federal Employees and retirees if I’m not mistaken. #VeteranRescue Animal Rescue & Veteran Support Services Trade name Veteran Rescue CFC 19270. Help us continue helping Veterans and animals nationwide!

CFC 19270…All Federal and Military employees. 100% goes to our programs, no salaries. No matter your location, donate CFC 19270.

This is 90% of our funding so you are going to be inundated with this message until the CFC closes in January. I

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“As military engagements start to wind down after more than a decade of active combat, and as improved technology and weapons systems decrease our ne… Read more »

Top 4 Content Management Tips For An Entrepreneur

“What, according to you, is the most important component of a website? The design? No. The structure? No. Yes, you’re right. It is the content of a w… Read more »

Marine veteran amputee seeks next challenge with Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro

“Cpl. Kionte Storey is working hard to get his stamina into tip-top shape before he attempts to reach the summit of Africa’s tallest peak in about tw… Read more »

4 Time Management Tips for Entrepreneurs

“Are you spending your time wisely as an entrepreneur? Which projects we work on as entrepreneurs throughout the day are paramount to our bottom lin… Read more »

Why the Housing First approach is a practical solution for homelessness

“While San Diegans might be confused by the different programs, philosophies and proposed solutions to ending homelessness, here’s one thing to know:… Read more »

President Trump and Secretary Shulkin Announce Veteran Telehealth Initiatives

“At the White House, President Trump and VA Secretary Dr. David Shulkin announced three initiatives that will expand access to health care for Vetera… Read more »

Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?

“When Kathy Ouelette’s 98-pound Rottweiler, Bear, began bumping into things (“even into me,” Mrs. Ouelette said), she knew something was wrong. Her v… Read more »

You don’t have to be like Steve Jobs to be a great entrepreneur

“When people think of successful business builders, they might think of someone like Elon Musk or Steve Jobs. But “Built for Growth,” a new book from… Read more »

Army veteran helping rebuild Kenyan school for underprivileged children

“While working in Kenya over the last year, training the Kenyan Defense Forces to disarm improvised explosive devices, former Army Reserve Lt. Col. J… Read more »

Bad News, Racing the Clock!

Veteran Rescue has a dire need to relocate and we need funds to do this. We are racing the clock. Help us save lives by being able to relocate in time… Read more »

Florida Events

November 12, 2017, 5K Race, Lake Mary, FL – This 5K Race event will have the auction items in person at the tables to be looked over and bid on…. Read more »

A Personal Finance Checklist For Entrepreneurs

“In my experience, the typical “financial advisor” or retirement planne… Read more »

Man leading efforts to build affordable tiny homes for homeless vets

“To a growing number of people, tiny homes represent an alternative path to home ownership, eliminating the need for onerous mortgages. That is espec… Read more »

VA Secretary: My Only Clinical Priority Is Decreasing Vet Suicides

“Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said in an addr… Read more »

Five Lessons Homelessness Teaches You About Entrepreneurship

“I’ve always had an entrepreneurial spirit, but life taught me to play it safe. While my early career in radio was far from unconventional, if we’re g… Read more »

Most People Likely to Develop Mental Illness, Study Shows

“It’s 2017 and mental illness is still stigmatized. Yes, more people ar… Read more »

Heat illness remains ‘significant threat’ to troops, despite warnings and guidance

“Despite guidance that’s been in place, relatively unchanged, for de… Read more »

Program Helps Struggling Veterans Become Chefs

“Michael Rantz was living at the Manatee Veterans Village when he h… Read more »

Veteran who helps homeless vets aims to make it a nationwide movement

“Kyle Cornwell was having dinner with some friends in Sacramento severa… Read more »

5 Unexpected Entrepreneurship Lessons From Albert Einstein

“In the words of Sumner Redstone, “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes it’s built on catastro… Read more »

North Korea’s Missile Program Farther Along than Believed

“Intelligence officials believe North Korea will have a reliable, intercontinental missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon as early as next year,… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Suicide

“Chester Bennington, the lead singer of the band Linkin Park, was found… Read more »

Two veterans first to receive new generation of prosthetic limb

“Two veterans living with arm amputations became the first to receive a new generation of prosthetic limb, according to the Defense Advanced Research… Read more »

Female amputees are changing perceptions of combat veterans

“A Pensacola-area Marine who lost her leg during combat in Afghanistan and posed nude for the cover of ESPN Magazine’s 2017 Body issue is being praise… Read more »

Army vet buys a plane to save hundreds of dogs from deathrow

“Kind-hearted Paul Steklenski, 45, forked out $70,000 for an aircraft which he fills with crates of unloved pups from kill shelters. The tank operator… Read more »

Trump Meets with Troops to Hear Ideas on Afghan Strategy

“President Donald Trump met Tuesday with four troops who served in Afghanistan to get their ideas on the next steps in the war even as Defense Secreta… Read more »

5 Ways Yoga Helps Veterans With PTSD

“Yoga is known to help relieve stress and tension and calm the body and mind, but it can be especially beneficial for veterans suffering from post-tra… Read more »

This May Be the Best Field for Veterans Right Now

“For those transitioning out of the military, finding a job in the civilian workforce can be a challenge. Picking the right industry can go a long way… Read more »

Veteran walking across America to help save fellow veterans

“It’s a touching story, a man on a life’s journey to help his fellow veterans and soldiers.In March, Joe Copeland left home to walk across America in… Read more »

Employee takes sick leave for mental health, CEO’s response is refreshingly rare

“When an employee shared an email from her CEO on Twitter, she sparked an important conversation about mental health. Madalyn Parker, a web develop… Read more »

‘Comfort Dogs’ Draw Increased Scrutiny, Comparisons To Certified Service Dogs

“Emotional support dogs have been playing an increasing role for people with mental health needs, and prompting increased scrutiny over the dogs’ acce… Read more »

Veterans turn talents to conservation

“Sally Gorrill’s career as an engineer in the U.S. Army has taken her to such places as Panama and the Dominican Republic, where she’s built medical c… Read more »

Defining Success Is a Critical Step for Entrepreneurs

“Before you start a company, there are many crucial steps to take. One of the most important is to develop a definition of success that you can measur… Read more »

9 Reasons to be Careful About What You Post Online

“When it first launched, social media was a fun place to share photos, jokes, frustrations, thoughts, and milestones. There was a belief that what you… Read more »

Why Veterans Take the Initiative to Explore Entrepreneurship

“I still carry the U.S. Army Leadership Guide in my work bag. In it, initiative is listed as one of the desirable traits of a leader. It’s defined as… Read more »

Bone Grown Using Common Household Chemical Saves Dog’s Leg

“In January, scientists at the University of Glasgow began developing synthetically grown bone tissue for the purpose of helping landmine victims. The… Read more »

PTSD is PHYSICAL not psychological, study claims: Scans reveal PTSD alters shape of the brain

“Post-traumatic stress disorder is a physical condition, not a psychological one, a new study claims. Brain scans reveal veterans who experienced t… Read more »

4 Ways to Make Your New Business Look Legitimate

“New businesses have a lot on their plate – from preparing their products or services to registering their business name and everything in between, th… Read more »

A New Path For Treating Depression

“The complexity of major depressive disorder is pushing scientists to find more innovative ways of treating depression. There are a lot of misconce… Read more »

Sesame Street Offers Resources And Tips For Military Families Experiencing Frequent Moves

“Frequent moves are tough. They can be stressful for both adults and kids. It’s a well-known fact kids thrive on routine, and changes like moving to a… Read more »

5 things you don’t know about service dogs

“Service dogs accomplish pretty amazing feats on a daily basis. Bethe Bennett’s miniature schnauzer nudged her back to consciousness after a fall. The… Read more »

Bob Evans kicks off ‘Heroes to CEOs’ contest to support veteran entrepreneurs

“Scores of veterans who’ve forged determination and grit on the front lines of Afghanistan, Iraq and Vietnam, have dreamed of taking those skills from… Read more »

Sailing program helps wounded veterans

“Life for every Wounded Warrior is anything but smooth sailing. The Warrior Sailing Program is bringing veterans together to learn a new skill as well… Read more »

Why The Military Is The Best Entrepreneurship Training Program In America

“It has a proven track record of teaching leadership, strategic planning, creative problem-solving, task execution, and resiliency–all traits essenti… Read more »

One woman’s quest to help identify and fix the growing problem of homeless female vets

“Women are the largest growing segment of the homeless veterans population with limited understanding why. Good thing for journalist, Harvard gradu… Read more »

US pledges $50 million for women’s business fund launched by Ivanka Trump, World Bank

“President Donald Trump said Saturday the U.S. would contribute $50 million to a new World Bank fund conceived by his daughter that aims to help women… Read more »

Oklahoma veteran leaves $2.25 million estate to Habitat for Humanity

“An Army veteran who served his country in Vietnam and Saudi Arabia also contributed in a spectacular way to his adopted home state of Oklahoma. Se… Read more »

11 Common Mistakes You Must Avoid When Building Your Online Brand

“These days, a business’ online presence is as important — if not more — than its presence on the street. So why would you compromise your company’s… Read more »

This Mineral Fights Depression–and It’s Cheaper and Safer Than Prescription Drugs

“Depression is a global epidemic with far-reaching implications. More than 350 million people around the world suffer from the mental illness, Science… Read more »

Why ageing makes PTSD worse for some war veterans

Although specific research into elderly veterans living with PTSD is limited, researchers are exploring how ageing exacerbates some PTSD symptoms incl… Read more »

A Visual Guide to Financial Statements for Your Business

“Financial statements are essential for every company. They provide insight into the health of a company, as well as information on assets, liability,… Read more »

This Veteran-Owned Company Turns Military Surplus Gear into High Fashion

“American made and veteran owned isn’t a tagline you’d expect from a fashion company, and that’s precisely what makes Sword & Plough so special. Start… Read more »

4 Steps to Assess Whether You Are Ready to Take on Entrepreneurship

“Being in business is hard, but being an entrepreneur is even harder. In my book, I help people self-assess in a way that enables them to understand w… Read more »

Actor Adam Driver Delivers Surprise Scholarship to Military Family

“Adam Driver knew exactly how U.S. Army veteran John Williams felt. As a former Marine himself, the 33-year-old Star Wars actor had also been injur… Read more »

Soldier Who Lost 4 Limbs Opening Retreat to Help Others

“Army Staff Sgt. Travis Mills awoke in a hospital on his 25th birthday to learn that an explosion in Afghanistan had robbed him of all four limbs. He… Read more »

Pet Insurance Is the Latest Work Perk

“It’s a side of the insurance industry that is growing rapidly, said Dr. Carol McConnell, chief veterinary medical officer for Nationwide, the nation’… Read more »

Develop Tremendous Mental Toughness: A Navy SEAL Explains the 40 Percent Rule

“Mental toughness, determination, willpower, perseverance … whatever words you use, the ability to overcome roadblocks, to push through doubt and fe… Read more »

Exploding Tennis Balls — Why You Need to Keep Your Dog Away from Tennis Balls Around the Fourth of July

“For most humans, the Fourth of July is an exciting holiday, filled with barbecues, fireworks shows and watching little kids run around with sparklers… Read more »

Think about pets and vets this Fourth of July

John “Bubba” McKirgan owns six dogs, and none of them exactly love the loud noises and bright lights associated with the Fourth of July. “I’ve got… Read more »

Video games offer active military and veterans coping mechanism for stress

After witnessing what a large role video games played in the lives of the servicemen in her family, Jaime Banks, an assistant professor of Communicati… Read more »

10 Must-See TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

“The internet’s accessibility makes it a great resource for learning. In the past, those in search of knowledge had to wade through long blocks of tex… Read more »

Akron effectively ends veteran homelessness, one of less than 50 U.S. cities to reach ‘functional zero’

Akron, Ohio, has received a rare designation for its efforts to address veteran homelessness. Earning a federal “functional zero” status, awarded to f… Read more »

Never Send A ‘Follow-Up’ Email: If You Want Answers, Do This Instead

“Sending and receiving a follow-up email can be annoying. The sender wishes they did not have to write the email, and the recipient hates to get one…. Read more »

Why veterans are practicing mindfulness and meditation

Having suffered from PTSD since his time serving in Vietnam, Pete Serrano was desperate to find relief. That was until the day he heard a presentation… Read more »

The “Aha!” Moments, How Entrepreneurs Realized What To Do In Life

“Life can be divided into two periods. Before you know why you are alive and after. In between there is just a single moment – the Aha! moment. One br… Read more »

New Tablet for Dogs Will Allow Service Animals to Call 911

Researchers at Georgia Tech’s FIDO (Facilitating Interactions for Dogs with Occupations) project are “developing and testing new ways for canines to c… Read more »

The Next Move Is Always Yours: Understanding The Mindset Of Entrepreneurship

“The game of entrepreneurship isn’t exactly a ‘game’ in the usual sense. With most games, such as chess, you follow an ‘I go, you go’ structure. As so… Read more »

Best Tips for Entrepreneurs from Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO, was among the speakers at this year’s Harvard graduates’ commencement, “where he laid out the challenge of creating a n… Read more »

Rehabilitating veterans through swimming

Dr. Jane Katz, a 74-year former Olympic swimmer,  has launched a revolutionary program, ‘W.E.T.s for Vets’ which aims to “help rehabilitate the mind,… Read more »

Buzzsumo Analyzed 100m Headlines. Here’s What They Learned (New Research)

It is difficult to overstate the importance of headlines. A good headline entices and engages your audience. In many cases headlines are the thing tha… Read more »

Broadway musical sheds light on PTSD veterans face

“Take the story of a group of musically talented World War II veterans, marry that to their challenges reintegrating into the lives they had before th… Read more »

How a theater workshop is bringing military veterans together to write plays

Master of Fine Arts students from UC San Diego are helping to connect veterans through playwriting and artistic expression – proving that “veterans sh… Read more »

Female veteran business leaders share their tips for success

As part of the Women Veterans Leadership Summit last month, a panel of female veterans, turned successful business leaders, spoke about their transiti… Read more »

9 random (but really helpful) tips for entrepreneurs

“As an entrepreneur, I seem to only learn the hard way. I almost always end up doing the right thing; but only after trying every other possibility fi… Read more »

NJ couple open their home to homeless female veterans

“You come out of the service after so many years and you don’t necessarily have a foundation when you get out,” said Torie Fisher, Army and National G… Read more »

Why Entrepreneurs Should Aim to Fail — That’s Right. They Should Actively Seek It

“Entrepreneurs are innovators: They defy conventional wisdom to find ways to improve it, and they challenge assumptions to approach a given industry o… Read more »

This Awesome Teen Took Her Service Dog To Prom

“Claire, 18, suffers from anxiety-derived panic episodes and to help her cope, she takes her medical alert dog, a 2-year-old golden retriever named Pe… Read more »

4 Response Strategies for Interview Questions

“Every question thrown your way in an interview presents an opportunity for you to make your case for why you’re the best person for the position. You… Read more »

5 Ways Women Can Take The Leap Into Entrepreneurship (And Get Ahead)

“Entrepreneurial women aren’t all alike, but our collective experiences have plenty of overlap. Like all entrepreneurs, we start our businesses becaus… Read more »

Veterans, lawmakers team up to treat PTSD with dogs

“Over the past few years, Marine Corps veteran Cole Lyle, 27, has devoted much of his time to meeting with lawmakers and testifying before Congress, a… Read more »

Finding Passion and Purpose after the Military

“Transitioning out of the military can be hard for many as they leave behind an organization and service that is clear about its purpose. You voluntee… Read more »

Military veterans suffering with PTSD get back on course with golf

Those who play golf often call the game therapeutic – beautiful and quiet scenery in good  company, what could be better? Well thanks to the Professio… Read more »

Military Kids Get To Experience Deployment

Thanks to special program called KUDO (Kids Understanding Deployment Operations), military kids are beginning to learn what their parents go through d… Read more »

Veteran Entrepreneurs you should know in 2017

“In the last four years we have seen the rise of the ‘vetrepreneurs,’ these warriors turned business owners have a drive and passion most of their civ… Read more »

Horses Help Heal Veterans’ Invisible Wounds

“Serving in combat can affect soldiers long after they return home from war. For some, the wounds are physical and visible. For others, they go deeper… Read more »

How to Survive Your First Year of Entrepreneurship

Did you know that only 10% of startups make it to their second year, of which 5% operate below a positive financial margin? Shocking, right? Well don’… Read more »

How to Stay Motivated and Focused During a Tough Job Search

Finding a job can be challenging, time-consuming, and often times discouraging – especially in today’s market. However, for those returning from servi… Read more »

Reinventing Entrepreneurship: Focus on Making a Difference and You’ll Make Plenty of Money

“It’s been said that money can’t buy happiness but poverty can’t buy anything. Sure, we entrepreneurs want to make money, but that’s not who we are. F… Read more »

California homeless veterans move into apartment built from recycled shipping containers

With a homeless veteran population of over 3,500 in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, local builders have taken an innovative approach to this long-run… Read more »

Needing Troops, Army Offers Up To $90K Bonuses To Re-Enlist

“Struggling to expand its ranks, the Army will triple the amount of bonuses it’s paying this year to more than $380 million, including new incentives… Read more »

How the Brooklyn Brewery Co-Founder’s War Correspondent Days Helped Him Succeed in Entrepreneurship

Brooklyn Brewery’s co-founder, Steve Hindy, took an “unconventional path to entrepreneurship,” one that started in Beirut as a war correspondent for t… Read more »

Making Sure Military Kids Get Bedtime Stories When Mom and Dad are Deployed

United Through Reading, a national nonprofit, is on a mission to connect deployed U.S. soldiers to their children by “facilitating the bonding experie… Read more »

These 12 Remarkable Veterans Changed Business Forever

“Since World War II, military veterans have continuously innovated and created enduring businesses like no other group in America. Veterans created ho… Read more »

CBS Radio Launches ‘Connecting Vets’ Program

“CBS RADIO has launched the new ‘Connecting Vets Everyday,’ a national, multi-media resource linking military veterans and their families to relevant… Read more »

More Female Veterans Running for Political Offices

According to recent report from NBC News, more and more female veterans are beginning to make “runs at local state, and federal political offices.” Al… Read more »

Rejected shelter dog receives service handler training

Stella, a 1-year-old labrador-retriever mix, was returned several times to an adoption center due to her high energy and rambunctious personality. How… Read more »

Farm helps struggling veterans heal

“The brotherhood of military veterans is often forged in the dirt and grime of battle. As some veterans struggle with their reintroduction into civili… Read more »

Research Shows How PTSD Can Trigger Growth In Veterans

“Some troops return from war only to face a new fight — symptoms of PTSD. But everything that follows traumatic experiences isn’t bad. In fact, resea… Read more »

10 veterans share their best advice for leaving the military and transitioning to civilian work

Knowing that the transition from the military to a civilian career can be challenging, it’s important we understand the resources available to our ser… Read more »

Service Dog Featured in Virginia School Yearbook

“Students at a Virginia high school got a big surprise when they opened their yearbooks this year.” Andrew Schalk, a 16 year-old junior, suffers fr… Read more »

5-year-old packs ‘hero bags’ for veterans

Five-year-old Tyler Stallings works with his mom to compile “hero bags” filled with toiletries, snacks and water, for veterans who are either on the s… Read more »

6 Practical Tools to Help Monitor Your Online Reputation

“Positive reviews and word of mouth marketing equate to trust, and most people flock to online sites to review a business or get the opinion of friend… Read more »

How To Effectively Grow An Early Stage Business

“Every entrepreneur knows starting a business is very hard. However, what many entrepreneurs find is that growing a business is even harder.” Knowi… Read more »

Stranger buys soldier’s ticket so he can make it home in time

Since enlisting in the U.S. Army 8 months ago, 19-year-old Keaton Tilson hadn’t been home since Christmas – so when he received approval to travel hom… Read more »

Vet-to-Vet Advice for Veterans Considering Transitioning from the Military to Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

In today’s economy, entrepreneurship continues to grow as many have “turned from working for someone else to working from themselves.” However, “many… Read more »

U.S. College Teaches Veterans to Heal Each Others’ Mental Wounds

Founded in 2011, Williams James College is “the only U.S. psychology graduate school focused on training veterans as counselors.” With nearly 19 milli… Read more »

Planting a Flag Garden Helped My Students Find the Meaning of Memorial Day

When you think about Memorial Day, what comes to mind? Be honest – the beginning of summer? BBQ’s and parades? A long weekend? Unfortunately, many act… Read more »

10 Things to Remember About Memorial Day

As we celebrate Memorial Day, it’s important we take time to remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect and defend our free… Read more »

Why We Don’t Celebrate Memorial Day

“The sacrifice of those who died in service for our country should not be celebrated, but instead, remembered and appreciated. We, as American citizen… Read more »

A 4-Step Guide to Realistically Pursuing Your Passion

“The idea of narrowing down your entire life’s purpose into a single job is daunting. Most people do not have a singular obsession that drives them ou… Read more »

‘Carry The Load’ for Someone You Love This Memorial Day

“Six years ago, this national amnesia about what used to be called “Decoration Day” was too much for two battle-hardened Navy Seals, Stephen Holley an… Read more »

Ohio Air Force SGT. reunites with military dog after 3 years apart

For U.S. Air Force Sgt. Adam Wylie, “Emra” was so much more than just a service dog. The two trained and worked together from 2012 to 2014 while deplo… Read more »

Your Career Needs Many Mentors, Not Just One

If mentors are as valuable to our careers as they’re said to be, then why is it that not every one has one (or two, or three) – especially junior prof… Read more »

Veterans dive with sharks to treat PTSD

There are many complementary and alternative medicine therapies emerging to help veterans better manage mental health problems after combat – but have… Read more »

3 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Struggling to Prioritize

Your to-do list seems endless, yet continues to grow. But it’s hard to make any progress when you don’t even know where to begin. When everything on y… Read more »

9 Lessons From The World’s First Conference For Veteran Entrepreneurs

We’re at a time where America “needs job creators” and veterans seem to be the perfect solution. Veterans are “resourceful, driven, work well in teams… Read more »

Richard Overton, oldest living WWII combat veteran, turns 111

Richard Overton is the oldest living World War II veteran, turning 111 this month. Born May 11, 1906 in Bastrop County, TX, Overton “served in the… Read more »

14 Photos That Show Why Military Kids Are The Best

Military kids deserve to be recognized everyday for their resilience, patience, and understanding. “Our littlest warriors sacrifice and serve alongsid… Read more »

Startup Advice from Successful Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, the best advice often comes from fellow entrepreneurs who have already learned (and grown successful) from their mistakes. CLIC… Read more »

How to Sell More on Instagram

With over 600 million active monthly users, Instagram is easily one of the most popular social networking channels. It is also considered to have the… Read more »

‘It changed my life’: US veterans find new mission on Cayman’s coral reefs

Sgt. Reyes, a combat diver and special operations forces veteran, “is used to diving in extreme conditions to destroy enemy targets or rescue injured… Read more »

The Veteran Job Search: Why It’s Unique and How to Navigate It

“A veteran job search is unique – and challenging – for a number of reasons. Perhaps that’s why, according to reports from the U.S. Bureau of Labor St… Read more »

How to not suck at design, a 5 minute guide for the non-designer.

“Good design principles can be learned and exercised by anyone.” From background and color contrast, to alignment and spacing, these basic and prac… Read more »

How to use Meditation to Treat PTSD

Many studies have found that meditation can be a useful tool to treat patients and veterans suffering with PTSD. “Transcendental meditation, or mantra… Read more »

How to Get Clients When You Hate Asking for Business

“Whether you’re starting a business or growing an existing one, you need clients. If you don’t like selling and don’t have a strong referral network,… Read more »

PetSmart Launches Fourth Annual Patriotic Service Offerings Benefitting Veterans’ Service Dog Programs

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month this May, PetSmart, the nation’s leading pet specialty retailer, is offering “a selection of patrioti… Read more »

New technology allows veterans to control prosthesis with their minds

For the first time since losing his leg in 2007 during his second deployment in Iraq, William Gadsby was able to bend his knee by simply thinking abou… Read more »

Five Brand-building Tips for Entrepreneurs

“Starting a business is exhausting. Between refining products, building a clientele, and jumping through all the requisite legal hoops, new entreprene… Read more »

Business Credit Building Tips For Veteran Entrepreneurs

We know veterans hold numerous character traits that make them both desirable and essential to the business world. Such traits are also what make vete… Read more »

Veterans Find Yoga Eases Chronic Pain

According to The Opioid Safety Initiative, a set of guidelines released by the VA in 2013, “opioids are not the best treatment for most types of chron… Read more »

Vietnam vet helps other veterans get access to dental care

Vietnam veteran Dennis Matthews recently launched a non-profit organization, New Smiles for Veterans, in an effort to help veterans get dental care.Kn… Read more »

What is a Landing Page? Best Practices & Tactics To Grow Your Business!

No matter what business you are starting, it’s likely that you’re “on a digital marketing journey” trying to determine the best digital tools and stra… Read more »

This Injured Veteran Regained His Passion Building an Electric Bike Business

After returning home from the Iraq war with a painful back injury, Chris Nolte, couldn’t accept that he would no longer be able to follow his lifelong… Read more »

“Strive for self care, it’s ok to care of yourself first.”

“If you want to create the life that you desire, you need to take responsibility for your life and do the things which are necessary to get you from w… Read more »

The ‘good cemeterian’: Incredible story of the Florida man who spends his one day off cleaning veterans’ tombstones

Andrew Lumish spends almost every Sunday traveling to cemeteries around Tampa, FL to clean and restore veterans’ tombstones. Lumish, a self-proclai… Read more »

The Best Employers For Veterans

After service, making the transition to civilian life can be challenging. With many veterans focused on how they will support themselves and their fam… Read more »

Cats Are The Unsung Heroes Of Mental Health

Although the mental health benefits provided by animals comes as no surprise, it seems dogs often get all the attention. But what about cats? Has the… Read more »

How Military Veterans Are Becoming ‘Athletes Of Valor’ As Entrepreneurs

Athletes of Valor, an organization founded by a group of military veterans and former collegiate athletes, is changing the future of many veterans. “A… Read more »

New research on brain waves helps diagnose PTSD, TBI

“Veterans suffering from symptoms such as irritability, restlessness, hypersensitivity to stimulation, memory loss, fatigue and dizziness are often di… Read more »

Business Plans: A Step-by-Step Guide

“A business plan is a written description of your business’s future, a document that tells what you plan to do and how you plan to do it.” They are “i… Read more »

Disabled Horse Becomes Artist and Creates Abstract Paintings to Help Disabled Veterans

After Tuck, a 22-year-old retired quarter show horse, was no longer able to compete due to degenerative ligaments in his hind legs, his caretaker Nanc… Read more »

We did it! We now have a ranch facility

Ranch Facility Update Veteran Rescue purchased 40.91 acres in Chestnut Oak Ridge, Mount Vernon, Kentucky today. We will have to build a home, cabin… Read more »

Aromatherapy Can Help PTSD

Although everyone handles and processes a traumatic event differently, “it is estimated that among veterans, the rate of PTSD is somewhere between 14… Read more »

VA Resources Designed for At-risk or Homeless Women Veterans

With the number of women serving in the military continuing to increase, female Veterans have become the fastest growing demographic in America’s home… Read more »

Where Are All the Missing Veteran-Owned Businesses?

No one said entrepreneurship was easy, but for veterans, it’s becoming a path fewer are deciding to embark upon. With fewer veteran-owned businesses c… Read more »

The Startup Founder’s Guide to Analytics

As a startup founder, it’s critical to not only identify, but also generate the right data you need to impact your company. “This post is about how… Read more »

Healing veterans with PTSD through laughter

Sam Pressler turned to sketch comedy as a means to cope with the trauma of losing of a close family member to suicide. Years later, he learned that th… Read more »

U.S. Navy Redesigns Submarines to Accommodate Women

Every submarine in the U.S. fleet was originally designed with the height, reach and strength of men in mind. But that’s about to change. With roug… Read more »

The Secret To Pitching

Entering the world of entrepreneurship can be challenging. Sure you have a great idea, but how can you be successful in convincing others to see your… Read more »

Volunteers Build Retreat for Veterans with PTSD

Hundreds of Comcast employees and their families gathered last Saturday to build a garden and help transform a former campground into a retreat for co… Read more »

Saving Pets Challenge Raises funds for Veteran Rescue

Saving Pets Challenge https://www.crowdrise.com/animal-rescue-and-veteran-support-services-savingpets/fundraiser/veteranrescueRemember The organ…Read more »

Starbucks continues to provide jobs to American veterans

Last week, Starbucks unveiled four new “Military Family Stores” as part of its initiative to employ 25,000 veterans and military spouses by 2025. The… Read more »

The Best Careers for Veterans

Planning a civilian career after service can be challenging. Unclear career paths and available employment options are often what holds veterans back…. Read more »

Using Horses To Help Veterans With PTSD

After retiring from the National Guard and returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan, Tim Brewer, continued to struggle with PTSD. Unable to “turn off”… Read more »

Surfing Dog Helps Veterans and Children Heal

When Ricochet was born, she was trained to be a service dog. But as time went on, her owner realized that she had too much energy to be a successful a… Read more »

Optimizing the SaaS Funnel from Top to Bottom

Identifying the right growth formula for your business is tricky because there are so many variables to nail down. What’s your average deal size? How… Read more »

10 Essential Truths That Will Change Your Life & Business

It’s surprisingly easy to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and regular routines tend to put our brains on autopilot. Howe… Read more »

Veteran walks across US to raise suicide awareness

Army veteran Ernesto Rodriguez completed a 2,200-mile walk across the United States in an effort to draw attention to suicides among military veterans… Read more »

Veterans can now access VA center wait times online

The Department of Veterans Affairs is increasing transparency by launching a new online tool for veterans to get information on wait times and quality… Read more »

5 Key Financing Options for Veteran Entrepreneurs

If you were to ask a group of successful entrepreneurs what it takes to be successful, they are likely to answer with a personality trait such as “det… Read more »

Healing Disabled Veterans Through Scuba Diving

With a mission to build confidence and self-esteem in veterans with disabilities, a California-based nonprofit, Dive Warriors, is turning to the heali… Read more »

The World’s First All-Female Special Forces Unit

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Defense repealed a longtime ban on women serving in ground combat assignments, relatively few have been… Read more »

The Best Places for Veterans to Find Business Funding

The brave men and women in our country’s military learn valuable skills from their service, ranging from self-motivation and logistics to discipline,… Read more »

Pets Play Major Role in Reducing Behavioral Issues Amongst Kids

Pets and bullying are two topics people don’t often think to put together, but the fact is, pets can help play a major role in reducing bullying and b… Read more »

Being deaf and blind won’t prevent this pup from becoming a therapy dog

One night Erin Baxter was up late browsing Facebook when she came across a news story about a local animal shelter that had taken in three deaf and bl… Read more »

Low-cost ideas for using video in your content marketing

Video is an essential tool to have in your content marketing toolbox. Just look at these statistics: – Including a video on a landing page can incr… Read more »

Wounded Marine finishes Boston Marathon waving American flag

On Monday, Staff Sgt. Jose Sanchez ran in the Boston Marathon, as a true inspiration to all. In 2011, Sanchez lost the lower part of his leg after… Read more »

Veterans Treatment Courts continues to expand and evolve

During his time on the bench overseeing Buffalo, NY’s drug treatment court and the city’s mental health treatment court, Judge Robert Russell began to… Read more »

Combat boots used to raise awareness of veteran suicide epidemic

Operation: 23 to Zero, a Minnesota based non-profit started by local veterans, raised awareness of the veteran suicide epidemic by placing combat boot… Read more »

A Small-Business Guide to Facebook Advertising

As a small business, you don’t need to spend loads of money on advertising. There are plenty of free or low-cost tools that you can use to effectively… Read more »

Tiny-home project geared towards veterans

Arkansas Veterans Village, a nonprofit organization, is working to bring the tiny-home trend to local veterans by creating an assembly of tiny houses… Read more »

Don’t pay to apply for veterans benefits

It can be difficult navigating the government bureaucracy to obtain veterans disability and other benefits, but all are free to apply and there are pr… Read more »

11 Steve Jobs quotes that will motivate you to change the world

The Apple founder left a huge mark on the world, and without his brains, vision and attitude, it would be a different place. From iconic moments li… Read more »

7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

Entrepreneurs are a unique breed of people. They do things their way and are known for their almost obsessive attraction to habits. But, there’s a goo… Read more »

Prison dogs and inmates are changing veterans’ lives

Nonprofit organization, America’s VetDogs (AVD), is working with inmates across the country to help train service animals for wounded military veteran… Read more »

5 ways veterans can turn military skills into entrepreneurial success

About 200,000 people transition out of military service annually, and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, close to half fin… Read more »

Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion

Looking for a way to be happier? Are you seeking deeper connections with friends or looking for more friends? Want to relate better to your co-workers… Read more »

How rescued birds are helping veterans heal

Many veterans are now turning to birds as therapy or emotional support animals thanks to Parrots for Patriots, a program that pairs abandoned birds wi… Read more »

A connection between PTSD and Combat Blast Exposure

There has been some amazing evidence that exposure to blast waves from IEDs to gunfire to other artillery rounds injure the brain in ways that are not… Read more »

Disabled Army veteran and illegal immigrant tells his story of having to hide in the US

David (his last name withheld for his protection, served voluntarily in Vietnam for the US. He was, however also in the US illegally. His family moved… Read more »

One Veteran’s story of finding his passion after transition

It can be hard to find meaning after you serve in the military. Finding a new passion and purpose is one of the main ways to bounce back from PTSD…. Read more »

Can a blood test reveal PTSD in Veterans?

Researchers at the University of North Carolina are decoding blood samples taken from recent trauma victims at civilian emergency rooms. They’re seque… Read more »

How to Grow Your Startup on a $0 Marketing Budget

Metrics that impress investors and other founders don’t matter. You need to focus on the metrics that actually help you run your business and make sur… Read more »

Opioid abuse leads to higher suicide rates in Veterans

There is an opiate abuse problem in our country right now, but it’s hitting our Veterans harder than it is civilians. And a new study is proving it…. Read more »

The stigma that stops Veterans from seeking help

What discourages veterans from seeking treatment for post-traumatic stress? PBS offers a series called War on the Brain  to begin to answer that. S… Read more »

A non-tech entrepreneur gives you his process for launching a product, asap

You have ideas and feel entrepreneurship is your calling but you have no techie side at all. What do you do? Simple. Follow startup wild man Ben Tosse… Read more »

Giving women in the military better access to healthcare

Women Veterans often feel like they don’t belong either in the military or out of the military in VA medical Centers. Army reserve and combat Veter… Read more »

Sample resume for a Service member transitioning to civilian workforce

Coming home once leaving Service can be tough for many. Here’s a sample resume for a Marine seeking a civilian job in law enforcement. Click the SO… Read more »

American Humane Society rolls out new program to train service dogs for Veterans

The country’s first national humane organization announced plans to build a center for training shelter dogs for service to Veterans with PTSD and oth… Read more »

VIDEOS: Four Veterans tell their PTSD story.

PBS recently interviewed four military Veterans capturing their individual stories of struggle with Post Traumatic Stress. This fascinating look at ho… Read more »

Two suicide attempts later, this Veteran walks his way to recovery

Many American’s have no idea that we lose 20+ Veterans to suicide every day. And after his own struggles, Ernesto Rodriguez is stepping up. He is w… Read more »

Veterans, here are your best bets for colleges in 2017

Looking for a college that truly supports you as a Veteran? These schools go out of their way to help. The Military Times sent out a 150-question surv… Read more »

GI Bill processing delays affect 11,000+

Many Veterans take advantage of the GI Bill to pursue their education after they leave military service. However, you can’t pay your tuition bills if… Read more »

GI Bill processing delays affect 11,000+

Many Veterans take advantage of the GI Bill to pursue their education after they leave military service. However, you can’t pay your tuition bills if… Read more »

Veterans of Foreign War survey says: Fix the VA instead of outsourcing healthcare

An overwhelming number of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) members prefer fixing Veterans Affairs medical services to establishing a new private-care ba… Read more »

Former female Service member captures photos in her “Women of the U.S. Military” project

Female warriors are often under-represented in the stories and fanfare of celebrating those who serve and have served in the military. After 12 yea… Read more »

More than a quarter of calls to the VA crisis line go to backup lines

Ongoing problems at the VA call center cause more than 1/4 of all calls to be redirected to other emergency response services call centers. Those b… Read more »

Counterintuitive ways to drive leads and sales

Rather than focusing on short-term tactics, a leader at a successful startup took a long-term approach that increased leads and close rate by as much… Read more »

Top 10 online bookclubs for entrepreneurs

Wait, before you roll your eyes, online bookclubs for entrepreneurs really can have a huge impact on your success. Online book clubs encourage read… Read more »

How to Design a Sticky Product Experience

Real product stickiness means that you don’t have to bug users for their attention. They come back to you on their own. Feature bloat is the enemy of… Read more »

High school students make mini-documentaries about military Veterans

Students at a Corona Del Mar High in California come together with servicemen and servicewomen to tell the Veterans’ stories in mini, documentary-like… Read more »

Indiana Veterans hoping healing brain injury treatment will be covered by insurance

Traumatic brain Injury is a serious injury that’s hard to diagnose but even harder to treat. However there is an alternative treatment called HBOT (Hy… Read more »

Veterans speak out against cutting National Arts budget

Recently funding cuts have been proposed for the National Endowment for the Arts. Those cuts would negatively affect Veterans who are prescribed art t… Read more »

9 things that cause good employees to quit

If you’re a business owner, you know that your employees are your assets. Understanding how to keep them productive and happy, matters. Few things are… Read more »

Senators in Maine rally for free national park access for wounded Veterans

The Wounded Veterans Recreation Act aims to give any military Veteran with a service-connected disability a free, all-access park pass to any National… Read more »

Veteran with Post Traumatic Stress killed by police, family sues

On March 9, 2015, a police officer responded to reports of a suspicious person knocking on doors and crawling on the ground at an apartment complex ju… Read more »

Homeless Veteran “camp” forced off State property in Arizona

The Arizona DOT recently forced a homeless veterans’ camp to relocate since the camp was on state-owned property. Jeff Kagan, Veterans on Patrol re… Read more »

Does a Product Manager at a High Growth Technology Startup Need To Be Technical?

Mike Belsito of Product Collective researches whether high-growth technology startups value technical backgrounds when hiring Product Managers. Do… Read more »

Government of Canada details enhanced support for Veterans and their families

The Canadian government is rolling out a comprehensive package that will recognize the important role of caregivers, help more families, support mental health and pay for the education and training Veterans need to find the work they want in their po… Read more »

Raising seed funding: What you need to know

Seed funding, while often is gathered from family and friends, can also be raised from investors who buy into your idea and your plan. These insights… Read more »

Suicide toll reveals how system failed Canada’s soldiers and veterans

At least 70 soldiers and vets died by suicide after serving on the Afghanistan mission – a growing cohort excluded from official accounts. Dozens of f… Read more »

One Veteran uses photography to manage his Post Traumatic Stress

Michael McCoy did two tours in Iraq. He also experienced a stay at Walter Reed Army Hospital. Until that moment, photography had been a hobby of sorts… Read more »

The Only Thing You Need to Get Good At

You should be dedicated to your company, but you should never get attached. Too many founders are on an emotional rollercoaster with their companie… Read more »

New budget aims to give veterans better access to education, job market and health care

With the release of the 2017 federal budget, the deputy minister of Veteran Affairs is looking forward to implementing measures to better take care of… Read more »

Starbuck’s plans to hire 15,000 more military Veterans and spouses by 2025

Already hitting their goal of hiring 10,000 Veterans that was set in 2013, Starbuck’s now plans to hire 15,000 moreVeterans and military spouses by 20… Read more »

Navy Veteran takes his own life right before a fundraising event to help Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress

A benefit in Kansas City to take place March 24th, 2017, was not cancelled even though one of the organizers, Veteran Ben Kelley, tragically took his… Read more »

First double-amputee police officer sworn in–and he’s a military Veteran.

Lance Cpl. Matias Ferreira was leading a mission in Afghanistan. A machine gunner, he jumped from a rooftop to get some supplies. However what he didn… Read more »

Another consequence of 15 years of war? Child abuse on the rise in military families.

The Pentagon has struggled to deal with a little-noticed cascade of child abuse and neglect cases in military families in the years since America went… Read more »

Are social ventures right for venture capital?

As a social mission entrepreneur you might be asking yourself: Should I be funding from impact investors or venture capitalists? And while many VCs… Read more »

Neurologist has proof Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) works for Veterans with traumatic brain injury.

U.S. Army veteran Chris Liby says hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) saved his life after surviving an IED explosion while he was deployed to the Middle… Read more »

There might soon be legislation against pretending your pet is a service animal in Massachusetts

Hard to believe but there are many people who go online and order a service dog/animal ID kit even though their pet is not needed for any disability…. Read more »

INSPIRATION: Little girl rescued by Air Force veteran in 2005 asks her “hero” to JROTC ball 12 years later

You never forget kindness. Especially when it also saves your young life. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and killed nearly 2000… Read more »

How to write a business plan. (Easy steps to success)

Step 1. You have to write a solid business plan to even think about starting and running a successful business. The plan becomes a living document… Read more »

Why most Venture-backed companies fail

According to Harvard Business School’s Shikar Ghosh, 75% of startups never return cash to investors and 40% end up losing all of investors’ money…. Read more »

Can Virtual Reality help Veterans with trauma?

Virtual Reality (VR) isn’t just for gamers any more. Dr. Skip Rizzo directs the Medical Virtual Reality Lab at the University of Southern Californi… Read more »

How To Make Sure Your Fundraising Pitches Land

The prospect of big investor backing is exciting and glamorous. But beneath that shiny veneer are steep expectations that most startups aren’t prepare… Read more »

Dying father of Veteran who took his life makes last effort to raise awareness with 600 flags

Howard Berry is dying of cancer. He’s stopped all treatment. His life seems less important after he lost his son, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Joshua Berry, t… Read more »

Veteran goes from living in car to graduating from college

Zack Cleghorn came back from deployment four years ago and transitioned to civilian life. He tried to hold a job but he suffered with depression and P… Read more »