Can Operating a Business Be a Piece of Cake?

How difficult is it to transition from the Army to entrepreneurship? Former Army Command Sergeants Major Marissa and Thomas Capel found an opportunity in baked goods and have subsequently seen their prospects rise. They share their story, insights into the pros-and-cons of owning a franchise, and lessons they learned from their years of service. This is the first of a Soldier Today summer series on veteran entrepreneurs led by Sergeant Major of the Army (retired) Dan Dailey.

  • Guests:
    • CSM (Ret) Marissa Capel, Franchise Co-Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes
    • CSM (Ret) Thomas Capel, Franchise Co-Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Hosts:
    • SMA (Ret) Daniel Dailey, AUSA’s Vice President for NCO and Soldier Programs
    • CSM (Ret) Troy Welch, AUSA’s Director for NCO and Soldier Programs


AUSA’s NCO & Soldier Programs Web: Twitter (Dailey): @15thSMA

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