Active-Duty Entrepreneur

Read Lt Col Anderson’s book and you will be inspired to plan for your next adventure in business today! Jason’s experiences enroute to his own entrepreneurial success are a great example for everyone, from civilian GS to enlisted to junior and, yes, senior officers.
Lyn SherlockBrig Gen, USAF (ret)

"Active-Duty Entrepreneur" is a personal entrepreneurial story written by Jason C. Anderson, an (almost) retired USAF Lt Col who worked at the Pentagon from 2009-2014. Unbeknownst to Jason at the time, the book's concept was born driving on I-95 back to Alexandria, VA, from Fredericksburg in 2011 when he and his wife, Adrianna, began discussing life after retirement. With no (go-to) Federal jobs available in Jackson, Wyoming (Jason's hometown), he proclaimed, "We are going to start a small business" to which she quickly rebutted, "Hum...like the concept but why now? We are busy enough and have two kids under 5!" Jason had to do some quick thinking. After a few moments of awkward silence, he said, "Well, I have a stable job, stable pay, healthcare, and I know when I am going to retire. We have all the planning factors; this is the best time to start a small business." She agreed.

The Active-Duty Entrepreneur concept was born and the book was published a year later (2013) to help fellow military members consider small business startup using the same common sense model.

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