Full Committee

Military to Entrepreneurship: Private Sector Initiatives to Help Veterans Pursue Business Opportunities

On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 1:00 P.M., the Committee on Small Business  held a hearing titled,  Military to Entrepreneurship: Private Sector Initiatives to Help Veterans Pursue Business Opportunities. The hearing was held in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The purpose of the hearing was to examine veteran-owned small businesses as well as private sector efforts that have helped them. 


Opening Statement:

Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO)

Witnesses and Testimony:  

  • Mr. Wade Franklin, Owner, The UPS Store Clarendon, Arlington, VA

  • Ms. Dawn Smith, Founder and CEO, Mystic Reme Teas, Greenville, SC

  • Mr. Charleston Malkemus, Founder and CEO, Gozump, Inc., Miami, FL

  • Mr. Davy Leghorn, Assistant Director, National Employment and Education Division, The American Legion, Washington, DC




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