It’s Man Crush Monday on MWBEzone.com. This week, our spotlight is on Jim Murphy, Founder and CEO of Afterburner, an International consulting firm with offices in the United States and Australia. Murphy launched Afterburner, Inc. in 1996, bringing his dreams of running a successful small business to life. As a former F-15 Instructor Pilot for the United States Airforce, Jim Murphy is an inspiring role model for veterans returning to the business world.
Based in Atlanta, GA, Afterburner is now one of Forbes’ top 25 Best Small Companies. The company is run by former US military that served in elite combat units, such as Navy SEALs, Green Berets and Army Rangers, and specializes in “teaching clients how to define and execute a business strategy with a military-inspired approach to teamwork” (Forbes). Afterburner offers a variety of services such as consulting and workshops, training and team building, and inspirational keynote programs.
Regardless of the extensive size of clientele, events and programs, Afterburner is a small business created and owned by a multi-talented veteran who hatched an idea and carried it through to the end. We congratulate you, Jim Murphy, and wish you 20 more years of immense success.
Are you or someone you know a veteran interested in starting a small business? Browse the grant listings on MWBEzone.com to discover funding opportunities that will help you achieve your goals!
Grants for Veterans
Grants to USA veterans and their spouses to attend a three-day, hands-on technology entrepreneurship event.
In-kind business development services to Greater New Orleans, Louisiana individual entrepreneurs who have served (or are currently serving) in the USA armed forces.
Grants for Small Business
Grants of up to $5,000 to young Maine business owners for projects that will contribute to the state’s economic growth.
Deadline: 7/23/17 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations and institutions, as well as individual journalists, for health care journalism initiatives.
Deadline: 7/24/17 5:00 PM EDT
Grants to eligible USA States and territories nonprofits, for-profits, and academic institutions for capacity building to enhance research and development in the STEM fields.
LOI Deadline: 7/31/17
Deadline: 8/21/17 5:00 PM Submitter’s Local Time
About the Author: Annalee Scholle is a Staff Writer for MWBEzone.com