• Military life central to success for Charlotte-area entrepreneurs

    By: by Ken Elkins, Charlotte Business Journal

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Every year, about 116,500 businesses are started in the U.S. by newly discharged soldiers, sailors and Marines. They come into the business world with all the discipline and leadership skills that a military career fosters.

    “I run the business more like it’s an elite team” of employees, says Justin Taylor, owner of Pure Power Contractors Inc. Those organizational skills come from Taylor’s experience at age 20 of leading a 40-member squad of Marines in charge of U.S. embassy security.

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    The Charlotte Business Journal talked with three veterans who own local businesses about the transition from military life and how they built their companies on the principles they learned in the armed services.

    Read their stories here.

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