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Half of World War II’s Veterans Started Businesses. Less Than 5 Percent of Today’s Veterans Do.

This post original appeared on Inc. Entrepreneurship is not an easy path for anyone, but for veterans, it appears to be getting harder. That's troubling for military-veteran business owners, of course, and for the fellow service members they would hire. But it's also a big problem for the entire U.S. economy. Last century, a stunning 49.7 percent of World War II vets went on to own or operate a business, according to Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
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