Bill McNeely is a former Army Officer who served in Iraq in the Army and later served through the Middle East to include Afghanistan as a civilian. He is currently the founder of Delivr To Me.
Bill had a successful career in the Army and even started a business while in the Middle East as a Civilian Contractor. In this powerful interview, Bill talks about how he struggled with PTSD and suicide, had limited job prospects, and lost his home and all of his possessions. He sought treatment with the VA and took control of his life. Bill wrote an article that really moved me titled To Dare Is Do, In that article, Bill says
I have worked as a cars salesman (3X) women’s shoe salesman at Nordstorm, parking cars at golf tournaments and cashier at Target. None of these paid enough for my family to live together, under one roof (ours or someone else’s). In the end we lost our house, savings, cars and ultimately all our worldly goods after we could not pay the storage fee. While all that was going on, I did a short stint in the VA hospital to get treated for PTSD.
So on February 15th I decided to stop being a victim. I chose to take advantage of my tax return and regain control of my life.”
Bill has launched an indiegogo campaign to raise funds and help create jobs for 10 Veterans. He has some great advice for any Veteran who wants to start something. He recommends checking out Leanstack.com and their Lean Canvas versus doing a 30 page business plan. I recommend you listen to this entire interview and consider supporting his campaign.