In March 2015, OBDC closed our first loan to a small business located outside of Northern California. We are thrilled to announce that our veterans program is available to US military veterans and their spouses throughout the state of California.
On March 27, we interviewed Donald Stukes, owner of BAS Consulting, the Orange County-based business who received OBDC’s first Southern California loan. Here is an excerpt from that interview.
Donald, a US Service Disabled Veteran, joined the Navy right out of high school and served in the Navy’s Nuclear Weapons Program. His military service has directly supported both of his businesses by giving him access to clients who are looking for consultants with military expertise. Beyond his business, Donald attributes some of the skills he learned in the military to his personal success. “I enrolled in college full-time immediately after completing my service. At the same time, I worked two full-time jobs. The self-discipline and the importance of completing tasks that I learned in the Navy helped me accelerate my successes.”
To read the full profile of Donald’s business, please click here.