Military veterans with entrepreneurial dreams are invited to compete for start-up money to open their own business. Signal 88 Security’s contest, Operation American Dream, is in its second year and will again provide veterans with an opportunity for success.

According to the US Small Business Administration, veterans own 2.4 million, or approximately one in ten, small businesses. It also notes that in the private sector, veterans are 45% more likely than those with no active-duty military experience to be self-employed.

Between April 1 and May 15, 2014, army and air force veterans are invited to submit a video explaining why they want to open their own business. Submissions will be accepted online at

The winning submission will be decided through a public vote on Signal 88 Security’s Facebook page on Thursday, 22 May 2014. The contestant with the most votes will receive $5,000 to start his or her own business, or $10,000 if he or she chooses to open a Signal 88 Security franchise.

Signal 88 Security has been listed among the top 10% of military-friendly franchises by GI Jobs as well as recognised as a Top 100 Franchise for Veterans by Franchise Business Review.

For additional contest information, or to submit a video, visit Marine and Navy veterans, stay tuned. Your chance will come in October 2014.