Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans
Veterans Business Accelerator Program
Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans
Our Veterans Business Accelerator Program is facilitated by successful small business owners who are also are veterans.
Starting a business from scratch gets all the glory but is not the only path to becoming a veteran business owner. We explore the pros and cons associated with three paths to small business ownership - startups, franchising, and buying an existing business.
You'll join a group of fellow qualified veterans and Active, Guard, and Reserve military who are either exploring entrepreneurship as a career path choice or already have active small businesses and want to learn more.
The program is online and you can attend from anywhere. We provide you with the means to network with your peers, and we bring our partners to the table to share success and failure stories along the way.
Each session includes a keynote speaker operating a successful business with a long track record, who, as a veteran themselves, has that unique perspective and can translate their own experience into valuable lessons for each of the veterans wanting to be a successful entrepreneur. The seasoned speakers, from just about relevant background: marketing, legal, operational, financing, franchise, startup, and the existing acquisition space, relate the information in that particular module adding their own anecdotes and firsthand information.
Our program is free with proof of service (DD214 or Government ID - you can redact SSNs before submitting).Register
Each module is 2 hours long and is viewed live on Tuesdays from 7:00 - 9:00PM EST. Each session requires some work in advance to participate. If you can't attend a live session, you will receive a recording.
INTRODUCTIONS - PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Orientation to course, objectives, and expectations
Experience online environment
Why veterans should consider small business ownership
Market research techniques
Competition – direct & indirect
Organizational structure issues
Legal forms of business
Three phases of planning
Advantages of being a small business owner
LOGISTICS - FINANCIAL PROJECTIONS
Understand financial statements
Prepare financial projections
Get to know cash flow
Determine necessary funds
BECOME A STAKEHOLDER
Your contributions enable us to provide professional education, business coaching, grants and a restored sense of purpose to Veterans who continue to serve their communities in the private sector.
BECOME A BUSINESS COACH
Group and 1 on 1 coaching is essential in helping our Veterans overcome the obstacles associated with starting their own business. For just a few hours each month, you can make a REAL difference by supporting them with your knowledge and expertise.
“I wouldn’t be here without Warrior Rising!”Darren DavisAlumni Vetrepreneur
“Best veteran non-profit organization for the veteran by the veteran. Thank you Warrior Rising and Jason Van Camp and his amazing staff. I will forever be a Vetrepreneur!!”Damian DobbsAlumni Vetrepreneur
“Iowa was such an Amazing experience and one of the Best Weekends of my Life!I really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of this Incredible Organization. Warrior Rising is Truly Helping and Changing Lives for Our Veterans🙌”Michael StarrAlumni Vetrepreneur
“A huge thank you to Warrior Rising for providing veterans with tools and opportunities to rocket their business. If you’re a veteran with a startup you need to contact Warrior Rising at warriorrising.org, become a vetrepreneur, pitch your company to successful entrepreneurs and a chance to win a $20k grant!”Tyler ChristiansenAlumni Vetrepreneur
“Thank you for everything you did to make NYC happen! It was amazing and something I'll never forget. I appreciate everything you've done and Warrior Rising is doing for me, my company and my fellow veterans. It means the world to me!”Dustin PerkinsAlumni Vetrepreneur
“I used to be an effective communicator and presenter and now it's a struggle because I developed a stutter. But Warrior Rising pushed me to step outside that comfort zone, embrace that suck, and get over it so I can get back to who I was. You gave me back something way more valuable than any cash prize. You lit that fire and belief that I can not only be who I was, but I can come out the other side better than I was. I can't say enough how much I love you guys, I appreciate you all, and I can't wait to be an example of how you guys build businesses and people.”Kirk GomezAlumni Vetrepreneur
“Thank you sincerely from the bottom of my heart. The connections I have made and even the material things I was granted will truly have a strong long term impact on the current and future state of my business.”Kenneth VignaliAlumni Vetrepreneur