Donald Stukes launched his second business, BAS Consulting, in 2009, offering management, scientific, and technical consulting. Currently, some of his clients include CalTrans of Southern California, the Department of Energy, and Battelle. BAS Consulting works with other consultants, bringing as many as six onto one project last year. Helping to connect other entrepreneurs with opportunities is a big part of his business model.
BAS Consulting is Veteran Launch’s first loan outside of Northern California. Donald says, “The process was new for both BAS Consulting and Veteran Launch, but overall there is a great deal of satisfaction.” Donald recommends other entrepreneurs consider nonprofit lenders: “If you’re looking for opportunities for a partnership to grow with you and not just be a transaction, a nonprofit lender like Veteran Launch is the way to go. You’ll find people there willing to listen to you and collaborate for your business’ success.”