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Military Entrepreneurs - 7 Tips for Veterans Interested in Starting a Business

In Session 1 of Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors we discussed the different ways that military entrepreneurs can get into business.  Here Jerry Shaw at Newsmax added to a previous post by David Shutler, President and CEO of Utility Systems Solutions, Inc. who writes for Entrepreneur. This excellent article reinforces what we discussed in class. Jerry offers many tips that potential business owners need to consider. Understanding these tips will help you determine whether entrepreneurship is right for you. We will discuss this this again in class.

Veterans Take Note-Small business sales in 2Q2017

This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle describes small businesses selling nationwide and the information my very well apply to your locale. As we discuss in class, Entrepreneurship For Transitioning Warriors, when a veteran considers buying a business there are many factors that must be understood. One of those is the changing market for businesses. Prices and values rise and fall just like with other commodities. It is important for veterans to understand these price and value changes. Factor the changes into the decision-making process of whether and when to buy an existing business rather than starting from scratch. 

Veterans Take Note-Small business sales see first quarter spike

This article by Urvaksh Karkaria at the Atlanta Business Chronicle describes small businesses selling nationwide and the information my very well apply to your locale. As we discuss in class, when a veteran considers buying a business there are many factors that must be understood. One of those is the changing market for businesses. Prices and values rise and fall just like with other commodities. It is important for veterans to understand these price and value changes. Factor the changes into the decision making process of whether and when to buy an existing business rather than starting from scratch. 

VetToCEO Veteran Enterpreneurship Program Participant Map - check it out!

Next program focused on franchising is enrolling!  Starts tomorrow March 28th

 

Next VetToCEO Entrepreneurship Program Starts March 28th!

VetToCEO announces that enrollment is now open for its 21st Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors cohort. This 7-week, online program will have a focus on franchising as a route to becoming a veteran entrepreneur. Join us as our facilitators and guest speaker cadre guide participants through a business planning curriculum tailored for those of us with military experience. Our sessions are online and collaborative.  

Join a program for which over 1,000 active military and veterans have previously registered. The program is free for active military and veterans. Among the benefits:

  • Still active or a veteran just interested in exploring entrepreneurship?  Join us.  Kick the tires. See if entrepreneurship is right for you.
  • Already have a business? Join us and learn how to improve your business. Learn from our experienced fellow veteran guest speakers.
  • Don't know anything about business? Who cares. You didn't know anything about the military before you joined either. You'll get a well-rounded orientation to what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.
  • Broke? No capital? Don't let that stop you. We'll cover the variety of funding sources available. There's more than you think - a lot more than just a bank loan.
  • Deployed or have a day job?  No worries. You're welcome in our program. Live sessions occur each week at 7 pm EST. These live sessions are recorded for those in challenging time zones. 

Approximately 1% of us serve our Nation under arms, yet 9% of the small businesses in this country are owned by veterans. Coincidence? Probably not. Apply your leadership and decision-making skills to creating your own destiny as a civilian. Discover how your military skills translate into the core DNA we need as entrepreneurs to be successful.

The program is free for active military and veterans.  Click here to learn more and sign up today! 

Military Entrepreneurs - An entrepreneur's first challenge: How to choose the right business ownership model

In class, Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors, we discuss the different ways to get into business. This is a topic that frequently comes up from military veterans during the legal session of class. Dana Manciagli, a Contributing Writer at the Atlanta Business Chronicle offers some excellent points below that are right on the mark. Dana offers the three ways to get into business. Many military entrepreneurs begin by thinking they want to strat a business from scratch. There are other ways that should be considered as you see below.

Military Entrepreneurs - 6 things to consider before you franchise your business

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.

50 veterans already signed up for the May 31st program!

As of March 19th, we have 50 veterans signed up for our 17th Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors Group that starts May 31st!  Our goal for this group is at least 200 participants.  The more the merrier! 

Next Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors Program starts January 5th!

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!  

Join the 16th Veteran Entrepreneurship Task Force!

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!

There is no cap to the number of participants we can accept, so sign up now at this  link.  You can learn more by accessing this 4- minute video at this  link