In class, Entrepreneurship for Tranisitioning Warriors, we discuss franchising several times. Here is a topic that frequently comes up from military veterans during the franchising discussion. David G. Bates, a Contributing Writer at the Atlanta Business Chronicle offers six points that are right on the mark. Franchising your business may seem like a great idea, but the challenges associated with franchising need to be seriously and objectively considered.
We've been working with hundreds of fellow veterans and active duty members of the military since VetToCEO was launched in 2013. As a result of our work, we often get asked for our opinion about how military service translates into skills needed for success as an entrepreneur. In other words, why would a veteran have any better chance of being successful than a non-veteran? Good question!
September 12 - September 16
It is important for veterans and transitioning military to understand their local entrepreneurship market. Just a little research provides you with the information that you need when you plan on buying a business. Buying a business is one of the three ways to become an entrepreneur that we discuss in class-Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors. This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle descibes the current trend in the Atlanta Metro Area. This is great detail that veterans and transitioning miltary should use when deciding whether to buy an existing business or start a new one.
VetToCEO is offering its Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors Program. This program starts on Tuesday, 13 September 2016. This 7-week, online program is free for veterans and current members of the military. The highly interactive program includes great guest speakers. You will join a group of fellow qualified veterans and active duty military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or developing their business concept. The goal of the program is to help veterans develop a fund-able business plan and then introduce qualified participants to funding sources.
Kent Hoover, Business Chronicle Washington Bureau Chief, passed on some excellent information here. Veterans and transitioning military considering entrepreneurship need as many sources of funding as possible. Here is an excellent tool for finding funding. This is a valuable sourcing tool to use in Module 6 of the Entrepreneurship for Trainsitioning Military Program. Remember that funding for your business opportunity is available to veterans and transitioning military. The challenge is finding the sources that are right for you.
There's still time to sign up! VetToCEO is offering its 16th Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors Program starting on Tuesday, 5 January 2016. This 7-week, online program is free for veterans and current members of the military. Please help us pass the word!
VetToCEO is offering its 16th Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors Program starting on Tuesday, 5 January 2016. This 7-week, online program is free for veterans and current members of the military. Please help us pass the word!
Who's it for?
- Tire-kickers: Those of us that are interested in learning more about entrepreneurship and why we as veterans should take a hard look at it.
- Hard driving/bull-in-a-china-shop types with a passion to start or buy a business that need some vigor applied to their great idea.
- The "done working for the man" types who have always wanted to learn about alternative ways of making a living.
- Those of us that think that you need a lot of money to get into entrepreneurship (not the case many times) and therefore never seriously consider it.
Find out more and sign up!