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“What’s Next?” It’s a question Andrea Burns pondered as she entered her last year of active duty as a Marine. The options were many because, as a Lieutenant Colonel, Burns had much-desired leadership and management experience. Click here to read more.

Getting to call the shots, making your own schedule and having unlimited financial upside are just some of the things that attract people to starting a business or purchasing a franchise. It sounds flexible, powerful and extremely exciting, but what does it really take to start your own business? Are you cut out for it?… Read more »

Brian Crawford is Director of Franchising and Real Estate for Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream. He has more than 20 years of experience as a franchise executive and has held executive level positions with franchisors Homes & Land and Milliken & Company. Brian and his wife have been franchisees in the SportClips Haircuts system for… Read more »

A friend of mine recently attended the commissioning of the USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) in Baltimore and I enjoyed learning about this technical marvel. It was interesting to hear that this ship, one of the largest and most technologically advanced warships in the fleet, only carries a third of the crew of previous destroyers. Doing more with… Read more »

Bradley-Morris answers questions from transitioning military job seekers. Q: I will be transitioning out in 12 months and I’m working on my resume. My biggest challenge is understanding pay scales and which industries pay higher or lower for my skills. Are there tools or tips for negotiating salary? Click here to learn more.

Moving sucks. I’m sorry. There is just no nice way to say it. Moving, however, is inevitable in this military lifestyle. Whether you and your family are nowhere near transitioning out of the military lifestyle or you are making the Big and Final Move on Uncle Sam, moving has its challenges and you have to deal… Read more »

It’s a well-known fact. Finding a post-uniform job is far from easy. The Good Hands¨ people at Allstate Insurance Company, however, are doing their best to change that. The company recently launched the Allstate Military Veterans and Spouses Program, a unique initiative designed to help veterans and military spouses become Licensed Sales Professionals (LSPs) and… Read more »

If you’ve performed your military duties to the letter, you already know the drill of adhering to a system, which makes you a perfect candidate for franchising. And franchising may be the perfect career option for you, too.   After all, the “secret sauce” for franchise success is a formula of procedures dictating the creation… Read more »

In honor of Cyber Security Awareness month, I want to address a common question I hear from employers: “I work for an organization that has nothing to do with IT or software, so how can I justify investing in Cyber Security talent when it doesn’t contribute to the bottom line?” Almost every company is involved… Read more »

For most military personnel, the career transition process is as much about self-education as it is about finding a job. During my career I have discovered that approximately 50 percent of the people who leave the military to pursue civilian employment end up working for companies unknown to them when their searches began. Furthermore, they… Read more »