We understand that the commitment, dedication and hard work with which you served your country is now the same driving force behind the success of your business.
PNC Bank is committed to helping small businesses like yours by providing the tools and resources they need to grow.
Durant, the man behind the real life story of Black Hawk Down, New York Times best-selling author of "In the Company of Heroes", successful entrepreneur and business owner – and the 2013 Vetrepreneur of the Year, offers a fast-paced look at the similarities between business operations and U.S. Special Operations – including an overview of the fundamentals this unique organization uses to help its people perform to their fullest potential. Additional topics include:
Durant highlights how these elements are critical to any organization’s success, and uses a U.N. mission in Somalia as a case study. He also discusses lessons learned and how they can be applied to all organizations. Durant’s personal story as the sole survivor of the firefight at crash site two during the infamous Blackhawk Down mission provides additional insight into preparing for and surviving the extreme. Durant is currently the president and C.E.O. of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering services company he started and which employs 80% veterans.
In addition to the webcast, Mike also created for PNC these six exclusive new videos with more of his insights to help small business owners understand the key tactics driving "mission success" for growing their business.
Veterans hoping to launch a small business or grow an existing one have a unique opportunity to benefit from government initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship among military members.
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One career option that has proven popular with veterans in general, and disabled service members in particular, is entrepreneurship.
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The federal government provides many veteran-focused resources to help ex-military personnel become entrepreneurs such as: special guidance, financing assistance, and government contracts set aside specifically for them.
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Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business, and we want you to make the most of it with unique and comprehensive cash flow management solutions like Cash Flow Insight℠ to help you get cash in faster, stay on top of payables and sync with your accounting software — automatically updating an overall view of your cash flow, so you can see where you are today and plan for your future with peace of mind.
To learn more about how PNC can help you optimize your cash flow and take control of what’s in, what’s out and what’s possible for your business, go to pnc.com/cfo.
The SBA’s Veterans Advantage eliminates or reduces the upfront SBA guaranty fee on SBA loans for veterans and those who qualify as a veteran in the military community*.
Veteran Fee Relief
SBA Veterans Advantage (Non-SBA Express Loans)
*To qualify, the business must be 51% or more owned and controlled by an individual(s) in one or more of the following groups: Veterans (other than dishonorably discharged), Service-Disabled Veterans, Active Duty Military service member participating in the military's Transition Assistance Program (TAP), Reservists and National Guard Members, Current spouses of any of the previously listed and widowed spouses of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability.
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Find out more about PNC’s experts, values and priorities through interesting stories on timely and relevant topics such as finance and the economy, community involvement and banking innovation.
Three military veterans left the U.S. Army to start a craft brewery.
In 2014, the three soldiers made a pact to leave the U.S. Army and set up the Southern Pines Brewing Co. in this village that once served as a health resort for weary travelers. Today the thriving brewery is a success, but at times it looked like the dream would stay just that – a dream.
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How a veteran and his wife built a daycare business from the ground up
A U.S. Army veteran thought he was going to retire from the military and work in the medical field. But when he and his wife couldn’t find a quality childcare program, their home-based business turned into a six-location operation with over 660 children enrolled.
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Focus and adaptability are among the values veterans bring to the workforce
It’s almost cliché that military veterans’ discipline, teamwork and leadership skills make them good hires for an organization. But desirable as those traits are, hiring managers sometimes overlook their value to focus on experience or specific training for the job opening.
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PNC’s Supplier Diversity Program seeks to develop relationships with business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, veterans, service disabled veterans, people with disabilities as well as small and disadvantaged business enterprises.
"At PNC, we concentrate our efforts on the intentional inclusion of diverse-owned business enterprises within our supplier sourcing processes. Our supplier diversity program helps us to remain competitive in the marketplace.”
Maureen B. Seskey
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sourcing Operations
We want to work with more businesses like yours. As a program participant, you will:
Guest Speaker: Gene Marks, Nationally Recognized Management Expert
Hear Gene Marks, whose The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine and The Huffington Post columns on management are read weekly by hundreds of thousands of owners of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.
Gene covers the latest trends, techniques and tactics used by smart business owners and managers to maximize their cash flow, including:
This Economic Outlook Survey, conducted every six months since 2003, is intended to gauge the mood and sentiment of business owners about their own expectations, economic factors and other issues that impact the way they will run their business in the coming months.
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We want you to have the knowledge and confidence to manage your money. That’s why we created PNC Achievement Sessions — a series of practical sessions taught by real-world experts on financial topics that matter to you, including issues unique to those who have been in military service.
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