Here is an interesting article by Robb Wong at the SBA.This article is good news for veteran entrepreneurs that participate in Federal Government contracting. Whether or not you believe the numbers that our Federal Government reports on itself, this still shows excellent opportunity for military veterans. In Module 3 of Entrepreneurship for Transitioning Warriors we discuss government contracting and the opportunities available to military veterans. The shear size of the potential market should encourage military entrepreneurs consider government contracting.
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.
Rice University in Houston, TX is conducting its fourth annual Veterans Business Battle on April 13-14 2018. In order to compete, each applicant must do the following:
VetToCEO's 23rd cohort begins on September 5th! Help spread the word. Our program is open and free for honorably discharged veterans and current members of the Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve components. Join our veteran facilitators and distinguished veteran guest speakers as we go through our 7-week program together. Learn more on our programs page. Our program is online so it doesn't matter where you live - even if you're deployed - bring it!