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There are many people out there who are ready and willing to help people achieve their dream of entrepreneurship and help others be successful. 

Have you ever thought about starting a business when you get out of the military or even while you’re still active? David Martin, the co-founder of Real American Heroes Coffee Co, says, “Start. Really just it’s kind of like that Field of Dreams saying – ‘if you build it, they will come.’” 

“We don’t even know who most these people are that approach us, and it’s it’s been really cool to find you know it’s literally the same thing, and we started this business and people are coming to us,” said David Martin. 

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Video Transcript:

David Johnson: what advice would you give anybody in the military that either wants to start a business currently, whether in or when they get out.

David Martin: Start. Really just it’s kind of like that Field of Dreams saying – “if you build it, they will come.” And that’s kind of what we’ve noticed. People have started approaching us, or you know, finding us, calling us and they’re like ‘hey, how can we help you?’ or ‘hey, we provide this service, you know if it’s something that you want to use or you guys could use.’

We don’t even know who most of these people are that approach us, and it’s been really cool to find you know it’s literally the same thing, and we started this business, and people are coming to us know.

David Johnson

Jaime Chapman is the COO and Co-Founder of the U.S. Military Spouse Chamber of Commerce, and the Founder & CEO of Begin Within, a staffing agency on a mission to place U.S. military spouses in “careers” and not jobs. She created the Military Spouse Center of Excellence™ consulting program to teach companies how to hire, retain and promote military spouses in the workplace. She has placed over 1,600 jobseekers in careers, creating an approximate economic impact totaling over over $112 million. Jaime has achieved recognition for:
#1 Military Spouse Owned Business Overall Award by Military and Veteran’s Choice in September 2019 at the Military Influencer Conference in DC.
2020 Armed Forces Insurance US Army Garrison Wiesbaden Military Spouse of the Year Award.
Jaime served in the Army for 6-years, and is an active duty Army spouse, hooah! She is a proud career and employment advocate for the military spouse community, actively working to reduce the 24% military spouse unemployment rate through advocacy, consulting, and staffing. She is a boy mom of two young boys, and “manimal” mom of a mean black rescue cat named Vader, and an Irish Wolfhound named Wally weighing in at over 150lbs.

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