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When civilians change jobs, they already have a manual, a road map and the standard operating procedures. They know the terminology, the titles, the language, the rules of the road and the appropriate game plan to get to the desired result. Military personnel, on the other hand, are at a disadvantage. They have to become… Read more »

Anytime Fitness has a simple mission: “To help entrepreneurs realize their dreams of owning their own businesses, while contributing positively to their communities, and to help our gym members get to a healthier place.” Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness now has more than 3,000 gyms operating in all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries. And… Read more »

Widowed after her husband’s service-related death in Alaska and facing life ahead with two young sons, Rachael Hill found solace in physical fitness classes. Working through her grief as a fitness instructor helped her to see that she wanted that for other people, too. Click here to learn more.

Partnering with a military focused recruitment firm is a significant business decision and one that should not be taken lightly. With an economic boost causing the U.S. to place a greater focus on hiring, (specifically hiring military), the landscape has become more complicated (competitive). This is a good thing for military talent but makes it… Read more »

“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 »