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'Veterans Making an Impact' as local small business owners

Video Credit: KGUN, Tucson, AZ - Duration: 01:59s - Published
'Veterans Making an Impact' as local small business owners

'Veterans Making an Impact' as local small business owners

After 27 years of service in the Army National Guard, Sven Olson and his family moved to Tucson in 2013 for a new start.

He said after seeking out resources, he attended PCC's Veteran Small Business Conference.

ANNUAL SMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCEFOR VETERANS.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S TAJA DAVISJOINS US IN STUDIO.

TAJA -- YOUWERE ABLE TO TALK WITH A VET WHOIS A SMALL BUSINESSOWNER?YES I DID -- PAT.THIS YEAR'S THEME -- "VETERANSMAKING AN IMPACT." I SPOKE WITHA VETERAN THERE WHO SAYS -- THISCONFERENCE --CHANGED HIS LIFE...AND HE CREDITS IT'S RESOURCES INHELPING HIM START HIS OWN SMALLBUSINESSES AFTER HIS SERVICE TOOUR COUNTRY.AFTER 27 YEARS OF SERVICE IN THEARMY NATIONAL GUARD -- SVENOLSON AND HIS FAMILY MOVED TOTUCSON IN 20-13 -- FOR A NEWSTART.HE SAYS AFTER SEEKING OUTRESOURCES -- HE ATTENDED PIMACOMMUNITY COLLEGE'S VETERANSMALL BUSINESS CONFERENCE.SVEN OLSON, VETERAN, SMALLBUSINESS OWNER "FOR ME, IT WASTHE OPPORTUNITY OF FREEDOM; TOCONTROL MY OWN SCHEDULE, TOCONTROL MY OWN INCOME.

WASTRYING TONETWORK WITH THE VETERANCOMMUNITY AND PLUG IN TOBENEFITS AND FIND RESOURCES ANDCAME TO IT, AND IT WASPHENOMENAL.AND I THOUGHT, THIS IS ANAMAZING EVENT AND I WISHED ALLMY VETERANFRIENDS HAD PARTICIPATED."HE NOW OWNS SEVERAL SMALLBUSINESSES ACROSS ARIZONA.

ANDIN BEING THE CONFERENCE'S 10THYEAR -- OLSON -- WAS A PANELIST--WHO SPOKE TO HIS EXPERIENCES...ALONG WITH OTHER VETERANBUSINESS OWNERS WHO HAVEPERSONAL STORIESOF TRIUMPH.SVEN OLSON, VETERAN, SMALLBUSINESS OWNER "THE SKILLS THATI LEARNED IN UNIFORM:LEADERSHIP, DISCIPLINE,RESOURCEFULNESS, THE ABILITY TONO MATTER WHATACCOMPLISH THE MISSION.

THOSEWERE THE THINGS THAT CARRIEDFORWARD INTO BUSINESS."ALL VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIESLOOKING TO START AND GROW ABUSINESS CAN GET RESOURCES TOHELP WITH ACCESS TO FUNDING --TRAINING -- MENTAL HEALTH HELP-- NETWORKING AND MORE.SVEN OLSON, VETERAN, SMALLBUSINESS OWNER "THIS IS ONE OFTHE BEST PLACES IN TUCSON TOLEARN ABOUT THOSE RESOURCES, TOPLUG IN TO THE COMPANIES, TOACTUALLY MEETPEOPLE FACE-TO-FACE."THE VETERANS SMALL BUSINESSCONFERENCE IS PUT ON BY P-C-C'SSMALLBUSINESS DEVELOPMEMT CENTER.

FORINFORMATION ON THE CENTER -- ANDITS RESOURCES AVAILABLE TOVETERANS -- VISIT OUR WEBSITE.TAJA DAVIS, KGUN9OYS.




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