It is not an easy task to maintain a business and be on active duty, I am sure you have a strict schedule and no free time. When I was in the army I was also involved in a business with two of my brothers, the business went great because we loved what we do and the clients were very satisfied. Now I retired and miss those days when I had to solve a lot of problems and travel a lot, my Aimpoint T-1 scope reminds me of old good times.
It's a challenge for me for sure - running a company while being on active duty. But, I like challenges. I enjoy serving in both domains, military and civilian. I took my three core values instilled in me as a very young man by the United States Air Force:
1. Integrity First
2. Service Before Self
3. Excellence in all we do
With 8 years of military management experience, schooling, and training I formed My Tech Team. This is a very popular and extremely fast growing service in the local area (Shreveport/Bossier/Arklatex Region). I hope to be able to take on the big names such as Geek Squad one day. But I must admit, it's a HUGE challenge. With little time and a limited budget, we can't grown like we know we can! But, hey, maybe I should go cry somewhere else, right. :D
At any rate, I'm posting this to let those veterans and active duty personnel know that it is possible, but it's a fine balance. If you are in the same situation or contemplating the challenges of business as a veteran or active duty, please feel free to contact me or post here with any questions.