3 Reasons Why Veteran Entrepreneurs are So Awesome in Business

Posted by on

As we all know, Veterans are awesome because of their commitment to our country and the sacrifices they endure to ensure that we live free, but I know first hand how valuable they are and I am extremely pleased to have a Co-Founder and business partner who is not only my friend, but a two time combat war veteran. As I began to reflect on the importance of Veteran's Day, I started to think about how appreciative I am to have a U.S. war veteran overseeing our business and providing sound guidance on a daily basis. 

I am so lucky to have a military veteran on my team and I encourage you to diversify your team to include members with military experience. With that being said, here are 3 reasons why Veteran Entrepreneurs are so awesome:

Veterans are Strong.

Always poised and confident, nothing phases my co-founder, Maurice Davis, when it comes to making business decisions. When I first pitched the idea of SPGBK Watches to Maurice, he was extremely decisive and was all in from the beginning. This type of dedication is priceless. I've known Maurice for a while and although he has always been very stable and calm individual, I truly feel that the military has given him that extra edge and confidence than before. I rarely see him over react under pressure and he is always reserve during periods of struggle. As entrepreneurs, we need someone on our team who will keep a neutral head when things are going good and when they are going bad. It's hard to find strong minded individuals and I feel that Veterans specialize in this character trait.

Veterans are Sharp.

Every conversation that I have with Maurice related to our business is very sharp and concise. He focuses on numbers, performance, and our long term goals at all times. He is very good at pointing out small inconsistencies from an analytical perspective and very sharp when it comes to financials. In general, I am more loose when it comes to spending and investing and he is more apprehensive which gives our business relationship good balance and sparks thought provoking discussions, when needed. I've also never seen Maurice mad or respond to pressure situations in an irresponsible way. I'm convinced that Veteran entrepreneurs will enhance the productivity of your operation and enhance the quality of your business activities.

Veterans provide Leadership.

This one is pretty clear. Maurice is a Captain in the military with 2 deployments under his belt, so of course leadership is his forte. My role as Creative Director is to consistently develop strategies to help grow our brand, provide exceptional customer service, and listen to our customers & provide solutions, but the core foundation of our company is built by the operational excellence and direction provided by Maurice. As we continue to grow and hire employees, his leadership & experience leader soldiers becomes even more valuable.

On this Veterans day, a day to pay respect to all of the men and women who serve our country, I just wanted to recognize the true HERO of our company. We value all veterans and encourage every company to hire veteran entrepreneurs or start a company with a Veteran. Your business will thrive as a result.


Co-Founder/Creative Director

SPGBK Wood Watches

← Older Post Newer Post →


  • This is very true. It is always good to have someone dependable, and level headed on your team when making business decisions

    Mike on

Leave a comment

SPGBK Updates

10 sites with cool products for men 5 reasons why I started my own business 5 reasons why I started my own company accessories for guys fashion all wood watch apparel for men Beach accessories for men benefits of running your own business benefits of using wood products biodegradable products Bread For Life Day business dreams carbon emissions wood prodcuts chasing your dreams childhood hunger clothes like urban outfitters companies that support earth day 2014 contemporary fashion cool fashion accessories cool fashion accessorries cool products for guys cool products for men cool products for men 2014 cool tech products for men cool websites for men cool wood watches culture design boom Earth Day earth day 2014 eco-friendly Earth DAy Ending Childhood Hunger entrepreneurship environmentally friendly fashion fashion accessories blog fashion accessories tips fashion forward watches Fayetteville North Carolina gear for men hipster hipster fashion how can I rock my wood watch how do I start an ecommerce store how to become more sustainable using wood products how to dress like a hipster How to wear a wood watch independence day 2013 sales july 4th fashion sales keith powers SPGBK Blue Magic Wood watch launching a company online Men's Summer Apparel men's watches online mens style accessories modern fashion natural sustainable watch natural watches new fashion trend new fashion trends for 2013 Outfit ideas for 2013 pretty watches for women products that are biodegradable products that are eco-friendly Retro Jordan 2013 Should I start my own business? sick watches SPGBK Bread For Life Day SPGBK wood watches spring 2014 look book spring break wood watches springbreak blue magic wood watch springbreak watches SpringBreak wood watch Springbreak Wood Watches springbreakwatches.com stylish watches for men Summer 2013 clothing apparel Summer essentials 2013 sustainability 2014 sustainable business sustainable fashion sustainable products for earth day Top 5 Men's Accessories top 5 watches in 2013 Urban men's watches urban outfitters watches 2013 watch look book watches for men brands Why should I start an ecommerce store why should I start my own business why use wood products why you should chase your dreams wood accessories for men wood stores carbon emissions wood sunglasses wood sustainable products wood watch wood watches wood watches 2013 wooden watches