Hi I am Roger Reed a new leaner at the Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center. I joined the center after helping out with some video and photo support for Albert Renteria hoping that my small contribution could be used to advance the cause of helping veterans today and to aid in ending veteran homelessness in the very near future.
As a result of my exposure to the center it's staff, supporters and the learners I became convinced that although I was an already Vetrepreneur in place with the Federal Govt and the State of California, I could learn to become more effective not only in my business and profession but in my efforts to help out my fellow veterans that are still struggling and searching for support and assistance.
I start my story only a short 10 years ago when after working at a Veterans Hospital as an intern in Medical Media, I branched off into my own small business and with ongoing professional education, business community networking and building a body of accomplishments and satisfied customers I enjoyed a moderate success and a business that I love.
During the course of my occupational journeys I found that being a Veteran business owner, particularly in San Diego, I was a part of a large community that had so very many things in common not the least of which was our concern for our fellow vets. Working with the VA or non-profit organizations like the ASYMCA and the USO I was exposed to a group of veterans and active-duty troops and dependents, that were so in need of outreach, resource and support that i was amazed we did not hear more about it in the news and in general conversation.
So while I do have many major time commitments to my business and my new wife. I try to help and participate whenever I an able. I know the 14 levels of the SWVBRC learners curriculum are a needed structure to guide our path in this endeavor, I will keep plugging away at it with out cease to meet my goals and to refuse to fail.