Veterans Business Resources

a portal for all Veterans and SDV Small Business Owners

“Fly Like An Eagle”

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ | Into the future | Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ | Into the future | Feed the babies | Who don’t have enough to eat | Shoe the children | With no shoes on their feet | House the people | Livin’ in the street | Oh, oh, there’s a solution.  Yes, you’re right, I did it again.  I used words from another song to relay another important message to us. 

Many of you will recognize the words above as those from the “album” (for the more seasoned readers) or CD (for the younger readers), “Fly Like An Eagle” by the Steve Miller Band.  The title cut from that album is of the same name, “Fly Like An Eagle.”  The words are actually from the 1st and 3rd verses of the song.  They represent to me the possibilities of what can happen to each of us.  The words also represent the extremes of what is possible in our businesses. 

I will start or grow my business when__________________ – you fill in the blank.  Fill it in with any reason, event, specific future date or time or excuse you choose.  I believe that you will find and some have already found the time for starting or expanding our businesses has indeed slipped into the future.  You are not where you wanted to be, you are not where you thought you’d be.  And if you’re honest with yourself, the time to execute seems farther away now than ever.  The economy is too bad – I can’t get a loan – I don’t know what I want to sell – We’re in a good, comfortable and safe place right now – We can’t take on more business right now. 

But, when we choose the opposite extreme, when we choose to execute, we can have such a powerful impact on our community, our brothers and sisters, our nation and the economy.  When we start and grow our VOSBs and SDVOSBs, we can hire other Veterans, we can help other Veterans, we can touch other Veterans lives, we can give some person back their dignity.  Far too many of us are Livin’ in the street.  How is it possible that the richest, most powerful country in the history of the world has U.S. Armed Forces Veterans counted among our unemployed and homeless population? 

Oh, oh, there’s a solution, and that solution is found in the Veteran-Owned Small Business community. 

 

See you on the high ground!  

 

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