September 17, 2021

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Veteran starts business with help of veteran organization

FRANKLIN, Wisconsin – A Wisconsin-based program helps veterans get creative and get back on their feet after their assignments.


What you need to know

  • Veteran Launches Burn Pit BBQ Business During Pandemic
  • Veteran Business Outreach Center helps veterans start businesses from scratch
  • Veteran Business Outreach Center is a Wisconsin-based company

When Marine Veteran Greg Fisher returned from the mission, he didn’t know what his passion would be. But with the help of the Veteran Business Outreach Centerhe began to work out his own business plan.

When you are around Greg Fisher you will likely get a taste of delicious BBQ. Because he turned a hobby and a passion into a business and opened it Burn Pit BBQ during the pandemic because he found a way out and a joy while grilling.

“After I got home [from deployment], Grilling and grilling was one of the things I found that took time and patience and I just got drawn to it, so my passion really started, ”said Fisher.

Fisher took his business from the grill to the kitchen with a collection of consumer sauces, the flavors that make meat. In less than a year, he has created a whole range of Wisconsin condiments and sauces, but this would not have been possible without the help of the Veteran Business Outreach Center.

“It is useful to have such a resource to come back to and ask questions and get feedback on the things I think about. That’s the key to my success, ”said Fisher.

The Veteran’s Business Outreach Center helps veterans bring their business ideas to life through advice, loans, and assistance. For Army Veteran and Burn Pit BBQ Co-Director Dan Newberry, helping other veterans realize their dreams is a great job.

“I find it very satisfying to be able to strengthen these veterans. I feel like I’m not working. I really enjoy it, ”said Newberry.

He was able to help a veteran like Fisher come up with a bright idea and successfully offer it to customers.