Special Project - Military & Veteran Business
Ed works primarily with middle market industrial manufacturers, and almost exclusively with B2B industrial companies.
But he also supports entrepreneurship and small business among veterans and military spouses. So he's been an active supporter and a charter member of the innovative new HubSpot for Veterans program. Ed:
- founded and runs a SDVOSB which helps companies with digital marketing
- is an active supporter of a FRG in the 3rd ID where one of his sons is stationed
- will speak at the USAA sponsored MilBlogging17 conference
- created a vetrepreneurship training program as a VFW post commander that brought the online VetToCEO program into a classroom...and awarded $30K in start-up funds
Bottom line, veterans and their spouses are incredibly resourceful and resilient business people. And sometimes they're so good, working for "the man" isn't going to cut it. They're great entrepreneurs too!
Amazing ideas, incredible work ethic and grit - combined with the powerful tools of digital marketing are a recipe for success. That means at least fulfillment, and sometimes families livelihoods. In fact the impact of digital tools can be amazing. Recent Deloitte research found that it correlates to outperformance of:
- 4X growth rate
- 2X revenue
- 3X more likely to export
- 6X employment growth rate
Let's make more veteran businesses successful, and create more jobs as a result. Check out the incredible resources available to support veteran, military and spouse owned businesses!
HubSpot for Veterans Program
Don't let the name throw you off. This is for vetrepreneurs, but also active military with a side hustle and the many inspiring military spouse businesses too!
Register for HubSpot demo - "See how HubSpot can help you grow your customer base and increase revenue. In addition to learning more about the platform, we will talk about how other startups are using the inbound marketing methodology to grow their customer bases and increase revenue for their companies, and how select startups can access HubSpot's software for 90% through the HubSpot for Startups program." Conducted every Tuesday at 2pm EST. Register here
Don't want to register for a demo according to someone else's schedule? - Watch an on demand demo here. (skip the opening chatter and go to about the 6 minute mark)
Learn more about HubSpot for Veterans Scholarships - We've got a full page here describing discounted programs & scholarships to maximize your digital footprint (learn more and get a HUUUGGGEEE discount here)
How to sign up - wondering how the process would work? Here's a step-by-step roadmap.
Sign up for 1:1 coaching with a HubSpot Start-up Growth Expert - reserve your free 20 minute slot available during regular "open door" office hours
On demand HubSpot Academy - videos, webinars, articles, and an incredible array of "campaigns in a box" to answer all your questions and provide huge inspiration. Get it all here!
Get certified and make it official - HubSpot offers a variety of structured on-line, self-paced certification programs to provide the critical edge you need to succeed. Content marketing, email marketing, inbound sales and contextual marketing are just a few examples. Sign up and get certified here.
Take your domestic business global - as you get your digital marketing rolling, you'll be amazed at how it opens up the entire globe to you. Ed's the Export Advisor to American Express and has written on the OPEN Forum about the power of the internet for SMB exports and created this free guide.
Google hangout - HubSpot for Vets office hours (details pending)