“Buy Veteran, along with Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30), are perfect for holiday shopping to buy gifts that give back,” said Chris Hale, President of NaVOBA.
Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013
Buy Veteran ® Movement Connects Americans with the Nation's 3 Million Veteran-Owned Businesses In their Neighborhoods
A recent nationwide poll revealed that 70 percent of Americans feel such a strong sense of gratitude toward the men and women who have served in the military that they would prefer to purchase from a veteran-owned business. This Thanksgiving and holiday season there is a way to say “thank you” to our U.S. military veterans tangibly through the veteran-owned online business directory BuyVeteran.com, powered by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). Americans across the country can find personal and real ways to connect with and thank our veterans and their families in their own communities while making smart business choices for themselves. Just type in your ZIP code and find the businesses in your area. Simple and rewarding!
Since the Buy Veteran movement launched in 2010, there has been a growth of more than 20 percent in the number of registered businesses on the site. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), veteran-owned businesses have annual sales of $1.2 trillion, 5.7 million employees, and annual payroll of $210 billion. Also according to the SBA, 25 percent of returning troops wish to own or buy a business. With nearly 400,000 troops leaving the service annually, Americans can expect to see a surge in vetreprenuers in the coming years.
"Buy Veteran, along with Small Business Saturday (Nov. 30), are perfect for holiday shopping to buy gifts that give back," said Chris Hale, President of NaVOBA. "When you Buy Veteran, you buy American, helping the local economy-which in turn helps the national economy and the jobless rate overall. The heartwarming part is that it also helps Americans actually thank those men and women who served by doing business with them."
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About the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA):
NaVOBA unites the nation’s 3 million businesses owned by military veterans by providing a single voice to advocate for important issues. For more information visit us on the web at http://www.buyveteran.com, or follow us on Facebook at [http://www.facebook.com/navoba and on Twitter @navoba.
About Buy Veteran:
Buy Veteran is a national campaign spearheaded by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) to bring the success and momentum of the National Veteran Business Movement to all of America’s 3 million veteran-owned businesses.
For further information on Buy Veteran or NaVOBA, or to arrange interviews, contact:
BP Media Relations, LLC – Barbara Pflughaupt (212) 707-8181 or
Judee Cohen – (917) 721-0663