Bill Militello had every reason to stay on the "normal" path. He had a great career going in finance when he decided that he wanted to branch out on his own. After a risk assessment and planning, he took the leap to branch out on his own.
But he didn't stop there.
Seeing that veterans had trouble accessing capital for their business, he started Localvest.
Localvest connects veterans with investors, most notably, other veterans. He's building a great community and if you are working on a deal- you should look up Localvest.
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Ep. 137: Equipping the Next Generation of Veteran Entrepreneurs with John Panaccione and VETtoCEO
Ep. 130: Investing in Business Acquisition and Veterans with Serial Entrepreneur Steve Ressler
Ep. 127: Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Startups with Steve Kiser from Veteran Ventures Capital
Ep. 109: A Lender's Perspective on Investing in Veteran Entrepreneurs For Business Acquisition: Lisa Forrest