Veteran Establishes Military-Style Apparel Company with Help from VA Accelerator's Business Plan Curriculum


Noah Currier, retired Corporal of the U.S. Marines, has been generating funding to help injured Veterans attend high-level physical therapy and adaptive sporting events with his newly launched apparel company, which has grown in part from a business plan he created using VA Accelerator courses online. 

The Illinois-based online company—named Oscar Mike after a military phrase Currier encountered in the Marine Corp that means “on the move”—features 100 percent American-made apparel, and is veteran owned and operated. 

Air Force Veteran and CEO, Gordon Logan, Speaks on His Journey with Company Sport Clips


Sport Clips is a hair care franchise created with the interests of male clientele in mind. To make the brand more appealing to men and boys, Gordon Logan, the CEO of Sport Clips, developed a store design that incorporated sports logos and memorabilia and lots of TVs playing sports in each location. Now, the company has over 1,000 stores in the United States and Canada.

Army Veteran and Former Member of the National Guard Looks Out for Comrades in New Veteran-Only Franchise Model


Army Veteran and former member of the National Guard Jerry Flanagan was keeping in mind the economic effects of the recession when he came up with the concept for his new business startup, "J Dog Junk Removal," in 2011. After extensive research, Jerry Flanagan found the "economy-proof business that wouldn't take a hit when things went bad." Junk removal, Flanagan discovered, "was the only business that thrived when everyone else was shutting down and closing down."