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Home from service, many veterans turn into entrepreneurs

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Globe and Mail: He didn’t know it at the time, but Mike George’s post-military career started to come together one August afternoon in 2016, in a small village just north of Rome.

Mr. George had spent most of the past decade “go-go-go,” as he puts it, in a hectic military career that saw him on tours of duty in Bosnia, Afghanistan, Mali, Iraq and elsewhere. That summer afternoon in Italy, he was visiting his uncle, Jean, whose rural property contained an abundance of olive trees. The day before Mr. George was due to head back to Canada, his uncle asked whether there might be a market in Canada for the olive oil produced there.

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