Veterans needing business start-up help can turn to Warrior Rising

Are you a Veteran with aspirations of entrepreneurship and business ownership? Do you need guidance to help you put your idea into action?

Warrior Rising is positioned to help you. A non-profit organization launched by Veterans for Veterans in 2015, Warrior Rising is dedicated to transforming Veterans into “Vetrepreneurs,” providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow American Veterans and earning their future.

Warrior Rising’s next online course starts June 7. This free Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs (SDVET) program includes four weeks of web-based instruction, followed by participation in other programs offered by Warrior Rising: Warrior Academy, VETtoCEO and virtual-live coaching/mentoring sessions. You must apply here no later than 6 p.m. EST on June 5. The next presentation of this course will be in September 2023.

Here’s the course information:

  • Introduction and overview of starting a business, as well as advantages to purchasing an existing business or starting a franchise.
  • Identifying opportunities in business.
  • Understanding markets and competitive space.
  • Building your economic model.
  • Legal entity structuring and insurance.
  • Financing options, including the latest in capital agreements (“SAFE” agreements).
  • Business plan creation.
  • Available resources and Veteran contract assistance programs (VOSBs).

Course is free to verified service-disabled Veterans

The course is part of Warrior Rising’s SDVET Program, which is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. It’s free to all verified service-disabled Veterans. Attendees may be located anywhere throughout the United States.

Virtual live Sessions via Zoom will be at 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST on the following Thursdays: June 7, June 14, June 21 and June 28. The Zoom link will be provided to you by email two business days prior to start of the sessions.

Please ensure that your information is correct when registering, especially your email address. Check your spam folder. In some cases, if you have auto-routing rules set up for your email it may be bypassing your inbox altogether and going to trash or another folder that you’ve set up in your email. It will be the same link for every session. Please also be aware that our email provider also distributes newsletter and other information.

When singing up, a DD-214 or another VA-issued ID is preferred for verification purposes. Please blackline or cover your social security number. Class attendees must also provide documentation from VA showing a disability. Any disability rating is sufficient.

Spouses of Veterans may also participate

Current or widowed spouses of qualifying Veterans may also participate, but they must provide the required documentation.

Interested Veterans must be pursuing a career as an entrepreneur/business owner at the concept or early stage of business development for this program.

Please note that while this program is funded for service-disabled Veterans, Warrior Rising has other programs available that any Veteran can participate in: Warrior Academy, VETtoCEO, coaching/mentoring). Click here for more information and look under the tab “What We Do.”

Warrior Rising is a 501c3 non-profit comprised of Veterans, and it offers free entrepreneurship training to current and former military service members. Visit Warrior Rising for more information or contact us at [email protected]. Please include your email address in the text of your message, or we will not have a way to respond to you.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.

This post, Veterans needing business start-up help can turn to Warrior Rising, was originally published by the Veteran's Administration.

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