Helping families of the Mass. National Guard
National Guard troops called to duty make enormous sacrifices. But so do their families. The Army’s top general, General George Casey has acknowledged, “We are asking more and more of our families than I would have thought possible.”
Guard Support assists these families via direct emergency grants, funding for family support groups and other innovative programs.
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Machado Consulting was established by Helder Machado in 2001, after the dot-com market crash, as a part-time business. In 2008, Mr. Machado left his full-time job to devote himself fully to his company, which now has 12 employees at its 28 Franklin St. location and revenues in excess of $1 million in 2014. Mr. Machado was born in Portugal and emigrated to Rhode Island when he was 1 year old. He graduated with distinction from WPI and serves as a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard.
Veterans are more likely to become entrepreneurs as compared to nonveterans. They account for 9 percent of all nonfarm businesses in the United States, and their businesses employ nearly 5.8 million people, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Although little to no research segments them out, anecdotal evidence suggests Reserve Component (RC) service members are a unique part of this continuing trend of veteran business owners, and the mark they are making should not go unnoticed.
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