Man Crush Monday: Afterburner CEO Jim Murphy

It's Man Crush Monday on 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 and generates around $8.5 million in revenue every year. The company is run by former US military that served in elite combat units, such as Navy SEALs and Green Berets, 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.

Transitions: A Field Guide for Military Professionals and Veterans Seeking Leadership Positions in the Business World

Transitions: A Field Guide for Military Professionals and Veterans Seeking Leadership Positions in the Business World

Are you or someone you know a veteran interested in starting a small business? Browse the grant listings on to discover funding opportunities that will help you achieve your goals!  

Grants for Veterans

In-Kind Services to Greater New Orleans, Louisiana Veteran Entrepreneurs for Business Development

In-kind business development services to Greater New Orleans, Louisiana individual entrepreneurs who have served (or are currently serving) in the USA armed forces. 

Deadline: Ongoing 

Intensive Business Course and Mentoring Program for USA Family Members of Military Veterans

An intensive business course opportunity is available to USA family members of post-911 military veterans with disabilities.

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants for Small Business 

Grants to Corporations, Business Organizations, and Agencies for the Development of Wind Energy Projects

Grants to Massachusetts business organizations, corporations, limited liability companies, and federal, state, and local agencies for the development of wind energy projects. Funding is intended to promote the State's goals of developing a robust economy and clean environment. 

Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to New York City Businesses for Employee Training Programs

Grants starting at $10,000 to New York City businesses to provide employees with training programs. Interested businesses must submit a pre-application prior to submitting a full application.

Deadline: 12/15/17

New grants for veterans and small business are posted every day on 

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