Veterans Entrepreneurship Center

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business
Lifestyle

From Flying in the Military to Launching a Business

How one military man's experience prepared him for the entrepreneurial life.

Business Ideas for Veterans

Special Event Security

Special Event Security

Be the middle person between a manufacturer and the retailer. This is a business that will never grow old.
Self Defense Training

Self Defense Training

Empower women and men alike with self defense training.
Survival and Outdoor Training

Survival and Outdoor Training

Create your own "Man vs. Wild"-type business as a survival and outdoor trainer.
Residential Security Consultant

Residential Security Consultant

Keep homeowners feeling safe and sound with your expert security advice.
Firearms Training

Firearms Training

If you have past military experience or just have a passion for firearms, teach others how to use theirs.

Featured Articles

6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans
Grow Your Business

6 Tips to Help Your Company Hire More Veterans

It takes work and effort to create a successful hiring program for servicepeople, but the rewards to your company can be exponential.
7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business
The 'Treps

7 Qualities the Army Instilled in Me That Helped Me Launch a Business

Veterans possess these skills that help them excel in entrepreneur or employee roles.
The Many Benefits of Mentoring Vets Entering the Business World
Leadership

The Many Benefits of Mentoring Vets Entering the Business World

Business leaders are uniquely suited to help veterans eager to apply their skills as entrepreneurs and employees.
5 Insights for Veterans Competing in the Civilian World
Grow Your Business

5 Insights for Veterans Competing in the Civilian World

The transition to civilian from the structure and values of the military might be the toughest mission yet.
Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals
Franchises

Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals

A snapshot of the restaurant and retail chains that are serving up Veterans Day deals to those who have served our country.
Veterans Are Natural Born Entrepreneurs
Business News

Veterans Are Natural Born Entrepreneurs

Discipline, training and organization can be tapped for financial victory.
The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People
Technology

The U.S. Military Wants to Inject People's Brains With Painkilling Nanobots That Could Replace Medicine

Ever wish you could heal yourself like a superhero? The government is making it happen. Sort of.
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Starting a Business

There's Lots of Free Help for Choosing and Funding the Right Franchise Opportunity

Franchises have the allure of a ready-made business but it's more complicated than that.
Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans
Starting a Business

Thank You for Your Service - 4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans

A grateful nation gives its warriors at least a bit of help making the transition from military life to launching their own businesses.
Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success
Franchises

Franchise Players: How I Turned Military Lessons Into Business Success

Andrew Wilson hasn't let the fact that he's spent five of the last 10 years deployed slow him down as a franchisee.
Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco
Franchises

Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
10 Things Veterans Want Hiring Managers to Know About Them
Leadership

10 Things Veterans Want Hiring Managers to Know About Them

The stamina and values of veterans are major assets for every employer. Helping them make the transition from military life to civilian employment is the right thing to do.
Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses
Starting a Business

Motivating Women Vets to Start Businesses

West Point grad Meghan Florkowski runs an affordable program that trains female veterans for entrepreneurial life.
Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad
Franchises

Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Bronze Star Recipient Recovers From Brain Trauma, Becomes a Franchisee

In the military, Nick Colgin earned a Bronze Star for saving the life of a French soldier. Now, he works as a franchisee for the 'Apple of the home industry.'
Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Veteran Couple Finds a New Team in Franchising

Chuck and Denise Kerr learned the value of teamwork in the military. Now, their bringing it to their burger franchise.
Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet
Franchises

Franchise Players: The Military Taught Me to Think On My Feet

Jim Lager didn't have much business experience when he started in franchising. But his time in the military hard taught him one thing: how to think fast.

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What's Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?

What's Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?

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