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Seeking mentorship on running my own businesses


Sidney Scott Hanover, MD

I'm getting out in 10 months hopefully at which point I'd like to put forth more energy towards making other forms of income. I recently launched an online fitness business and I'm having a hard time balancing my service with trying to grow and scale that.

I'm looking to have a smooth transition into civilian life and I'm aware in 10 months I may not be able to do that just yet. I've been looking into different contracting jobs and apprenticeship/internship programs to help me transition out of the military with a potential job lined up (Microsoft MSSA).

My ultimate goal in the next 5 years is to have enough financial freedom to explore life a bit more and be able to have more time to learn and experience.

1 October 2018 2 replies General



William Smith Suffern, NY

Hi Sydney,

You should contact your local SCORE chapter. SCORE is a non profit affiliated with theSmall Buisness administration. It is a free service designed to help small business owners.

Best of luck

Bill Smith


Nancy Quartey Palo Alto, CA

Hi Sidney,
Thank you for your service and congratulations on your approaching transition. I would be happy to speak with you about career options. I think I could help you find some clarity. If you’d like to talk, please schedule some time on my calendar at

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