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

5 Key Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From
The 'Treps

5 Key Lessons Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From 'Unbroken' Louis Zamperini

You've read the book or seen the film, now apply the wisdom of this true story of persistence and overcoming all odds to your endeavors.
How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs
Leadership

How This Former Councilwoman Is Helping Vets and the Homeless Find Jobs

A Los Angeles civil servant explains the challenges related to the work force today.
A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business
Franchises

A Globe-Trotting Veteran Takes on the Home Inspection Business

After serving in the U.S. Army in Japan, South Korea and Afghanistan, Vincent Stoakley retired from active duty to become a home inspection franchisee.
10 Things Entrepreneurs and Military Pilots Have in Common
Leadership

10 Things Entrepreneurs and Military Pilots Have in Common

A startup founder shares the lessons he learned while serving as a helicopter pilot.
7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free
Franchises

7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Franchise for Free

If you are a veteran interested in franchising, you have until January to apply for 7-Eleven's free franchise giveaway contest.
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.

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What's Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?

What's Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?

You think you know business? Take our quiz and find out how well attuned you are to the demands of being an entrepreneur.
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