Veteran-owned businesses aren’t asking for handouts from the state. However, veteran-owned businesses don’t necessarily have the same amount of experience as do their civilian-owned counterparts.

As you can imagine, veterans spent a portion of their time serving in the military instead of going straight into the workforce to build their business or brand.

A proposed Ohio bill to help veteran entrepreneurs is looking to level the playing field for veterans in Ohio by providing preference of 5 percent or $5,000 to veteran-owned businesses competing for state contracts.

These opportunities are important to help our veterans as they transition from service to school and their civilian lives.

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