Patriotism is a regular topic in many of the magazines we publish at Hammock Inc.: Semper Fi, the magazine for the Marine Corps League; American Spirit, the magazine for the Daughters of the American Revolution; and Foundations, which we publish for the families of the Army National Guard. Now we can add one more title to that list.
In the October/November issue of MyBusiness, the magazine we publish for the National Federation of Independent Business, we honor small business owners with a military background in the feature Heroes of Small Business. They share how serving their country has helped them serve their customers.

Also in this issue, we meet a small business owner who is as committed to serving her customers as she is to serving her employees. Claudia Kovach of City Machine Technologies is one of the millions of U.S. small business owners who is offended by attempts in Congress to mandate how she takes care of her employees. You can read more about Claudia and the legislation in Issue at Hand: In Big Labor’s Grasp.
Also in this issue, we feature the success stories of new entrepreneurs who are beating the odds in this difficult economy. Laura Street and Michelle DeBestrian of Ampersand Designs have found the secret to selling their jewelry in a down economy—offer customers one-of-a-kind, custom pieces. Check out their story in this issue’s Idea Network section. And meet Rebecca Orrel, who went from unemployed to entrepreneur in less than a year. Find out how in this Eye on the Economy story.