4 Ways You Can Support Veteran Owned Businesses

4 Ways You Can Support Veteran Owned Businesses

2月 05, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support Veteran Owned Businesses

 

Did you know that there are over 2.52 million veteran-owned businesses in the U.S. today?! 

 

Most consumers want to support the people who served and protected our country. They understand it is important to show appreciation and gratitude to people who worked so hard to keep us safe. 

 

The question is - how? 

 

The good news is there are many ways to support Veteran owned businesses that are either free or require very little time. 

 

Remember - every little helps. Your support could be the encouragement that allows a company to flourish and thrive.

 

Why Should You Support Veteran Owned Businesses? 

 

  • Buying directly from Veteran owned businesses is a way of saying thank you to the people who served our country. 
  • Sales will support employees and the future of a company.
  • Your support will inspire other veterans to open a business which is passionate to them.
  • It is a simple act of patriotism.
  • Veterans have a unique skill-set. Their leadership, honesty and selflessness usually equates to a well-run business which delivers high-quality results.

Unfortunately suicide rates are increaing amongst the veteran community. It is esitmated that suicide rates are 1.5x higher for veterans compared to those for non-veterans. Supporting Veteran businesses/charities/organisations is a step towards paving a brighter future and reducing this staggeringly high rate. 

 

How Can You Support Veteran Owned Businesses?

 

  • Gain Awareness 
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    Do your research! It’s important to know who you’re buying from. 

     

    Ways to find Veteran owned companies:

     

    • Via recommendations from friends. Many people with similar interests to you will have “go to” companies and should know a little about their background. 
    • Social Media. Follow Veteran accounts and see who they interact with. You can also check out hashtags and trends that might point you in the right direction. 
    • Look to charities. Lots of charities that support Veterans will advertise businesses that you can check out. 
    • Check out websites like BuyVeteran or American Veteran Owned Business Association.

     

  • Promote
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    Spread the word! 

     

    If you have found a Veteran owned company you like, then tell others. 

     

    This can be via word of mouth or by simply sharing images, blogs or posts to your social media. Over the past few years the business world has become very digital. It’s important to show your support to Veteran owned companies online, so they can grow their presence and following.

     

  • Buy
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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Business Owners, Veteran-owned businesses contribute more than $1 trillion in revenue to the national economy.

    Buying from Veteran owned businesses is the most direct way to show your support. 

    By buying products from Veteran owned businesses you are not only supporting them financially but showing your trust in both their product and hard work. 

  • Mentor 
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    If you own a business and believe you could be of assistance - why not offer some guidance?

     

    Many people do not begin a project because they don’t know where to start. With a push in the right direction from a helping hand their dream could become a reality. 

     

    Even the simplest suggestion could be of help. Offer your advice kindly and with good intention. 

     

    As a Veteran owned company, Tough Ombre Beards is always looking for ways to help Veterans and Veteran owned companies. 

     

    Remember - We offer a lifetime 50% discount on all our products for Veterans. 

     

    If you have any question on how else you can support Veteran owned businesses - get in touch!