Veteran Entrepreneurs

This infographic highlights the findings of part two of “The Megaphone Of Main Street: Unsung Entrepreneurs” data report. For this report, SCORE surveyed more than 3,000 entrepreneurs nationwide. 

How did the military help prepare you to be an entrepreneur?

  • Work ethic and discipline- 76%
  • Leadership/management skills- 58%
  • Confidence- 57%

How much support have you seen during the Covid-19 pandemic? 

  • Local community
    • Not supported at all- 52.3%
    • Somewhat supported- 30.5%
    • Very supported- 17.2%
  • Local government
    • Not supported at all- 78.5%
    • Somewhat supported- 14.5%
    • Very supported- 7%
  • State government
    • Not supported at all- 76.9%
    • Somewhat supported- 21.5%
    • Very supported- 1.7%
  • Federal government
    • Not supported at all- 59.4%
    • Somewhat supported- 31.1%
    • Very supported- 9.4%

How much Covid-19 relief funds did veterans receive? 

  • Veteran business owners sought SBA, federal and state COVID-relief funding at about the same rate as other groups. These funding requests were denied 20-100% more frequently than they were for non-veteran business owners.

megaphone of main street veteran infographic

megaphone of main street veteran infographic