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Are You the Next Veteran Entrepreneur? Vet-to-Vet Advice About Business Ownership
Recorded Webinar (online)
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About the event

Veterans are ideal candidates to start a business. They have extensive training and skills and understand the virtues of hard work and persistence.
This webinar – for veterans by veterans – will help you find out if you’re ready to transition your skills to main street entrepreneurship and have what it takes to launch a business.

You’ll learn from an expert panel of veteran entrepreneurs:

  • Characteristics and traits that make veterans great entrepreneurs
  • Opportunities and challenges when starting a business, and how to be successful
  • Key insights and real-life experiences of business ownership


About the presenters
Gary Salisbury
Dr. Gary Salisbury founded two consulting businesses that provided consulting services in the areas of strategic positioning, policy, development of new business, technology infusion and cybersecurity. Gary retired from the Air Force as a Brigadier General.  On active duty, he was responsible for planning and deploying Space and Information Technology systems. 
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Charlynda Scales - Mutt's Sauce
Charlynda Scales
Charlynda Scales is a TEDx speaker, brand ambassador, Air Force Veteran, social media influencer, and the founder and CEO of Mutt’s Sauce, LLC, a company that makes “the sauce for every meal.”
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Ed Coleman
Ed has over 40 years of experience in Retail, Catalog/Direct Marketing and Internet businesses. Ed has been a SCORE mentor for over eight years, helping hundreds of entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
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Gary Oshaughnessy
Gary entered the Air Force after graduating with a degree in English from Fordham University in New York.  He spent most of his 33-year AF career working within the Intelligence community, serving at bases in Europe and the Far East. For the past 7 years, Gary has been a SCORE mentor helping clients who want to start a business,
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Shadeed Eleazer
Shadeed Eleazer serves as Chapter Chair of SCORE Greater Baltimore. He is a U.S. Navy Veteran with a Navy Achievement Medal for exemplary service in Operation Enduring Freedom.
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Ed French
Ed is an established healthcare company CEO, has been active in the sale and purchase of companies, and has consulted and taught international businesses on leadership and process improvement. Ed enlisted in the Army immediately after high school.  Because of his military assignments and the mentorship of his Commanding Officer, a physician, he developed an interest in the health profession.
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