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Aaron Bare, co-founder of the Herozona Foundation, speaks about how military veterans work well with the HeroZona Foundation. In short, they understand organization.

“The veterans that we work with and have worked with in the past, they understand how organization works,” says Bare. “They understand how to make decisions. They understand how to move things forward. They understand projects. If everything’s in a project in the world that I live in, you take a veteran and you move them into a system that very much has rules. Here’s what you need to do to accomplish those goals, and once you accomplish them, then you go to the next stage. Veterans succeed very well on that.”

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Video Transcript:

Aaron:  [16:09] Statistically, veterans are twice as likely to be successful in entrepreneurship. The fact is, when I look at the veterans that we work with and have worked with in the past, they understand how organization works.

[16:24] They understand how to make decisions. They understand how to move things forward. They understand projects. If everything’s in a project in the world that I live in, you take a veteran and you move them into a system that very much has rules. Here’s what you need to do to accomplish those goals, and once you accomplish them, then you go to the next stage.

[16:43] Veterans succeed very well on that. That’s where, candidly as you look at, veteran companies also hire lots of veterans, which then drives veteran employment and drives veteran success. The HeroZona Foundation, one of the goals of that is — I’m a co-founder of that — to help in entrepreneurship. Is how do we actually help veterans find their idea and moving that.

[17:08] We’ve even partnered with the International Franchise Association. They have a veteran area where we have over 600 opportunities of franchises, that we have special opportunities through our accelerator that we can put these entrepreneurs in the franchises with discounted and/or free basically opportunities to move into the franchise system.

David:  [17:30] That’s a big deal. We’ve got to tell veterans where to find that here at the end of the show. 



David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.

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David Johnson

David Johnson is the show creator and host of “The David Johnson Show”, the YouTube video show for military veterans that gives a voice to veterans and military fans in the post 9/11-era. “The David Johnson Show” features military veterans growing into successful civilian lives, as well as entrepreneurs who can help those in the military and veteran communities.

David served in the U.S. Army from 2000-2006 and was deployed to Iraq in 2003, 2004 and 2005 with 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) ODA 085 & 086. Utilizing the G.I. Bill after his ETS, David graduated from Arizona State University in 2009 and immediately started his career as a full-time entrepreneur.