VETtoCEO has merged with Warrior Rising

WARRIOR RISING & VETERAN NON-PROFIT VETTOCEO HAVE MERGED, DELIVERING VETERANS A ONE STOP SHOP FOR VETREPRENEUR EDUCATION AND RESOURCES!
Accelerator Program
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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.

Our program is free with proof of service (DD214 or Government ID).

Our next program runs from August 30th to October 25th, 2022. Register now!

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Program Outline

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.

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Introductions - Program Overview
  • Orientation to course, objectives, and expectations

  • Experience online environment

  • Why veterans should consider small business ownership

1
Marketing
  • Market research techniques

  • Competition – direct & indirect

  • Pricing strategies

  • Case studies

2
Mission
  • Define who, what, when, where, and why of business

  • Create an elevator pitch

  • Define the endstate goal

  • Decision point

  • Advantages of being a veteran

3
Execution
  • Organizational structure issues

  • Legal forms of business

  • Three phases of planning

  • Advantages of being a small business owner

  • Tax considerations

4
Logistics - Financial Projections
  • Understand financial statements

  • Prepare financial projections

  • Get to know cash flow

  • Determine necessary funds

5
Command & Signal - Resources & Networking
  • Boards of Directors/Advisors

  • Networking techniques

  • Resources available

  • Part 1 conclusion and next steps

6
Capital Sources & Funding
  • Debt versus equity sources

  • Determining accurate funding requirements

  • Statistics: chances of funding by source

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Financial Terms & Concepts
  • Equity concepts and terms

  • Debt concepts and terms

  • Common mistakes made and pitfalls

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Funding Strategy
  • Investment crowdfunding

  • Prioritizing our funding sources

  • Developing a funding strategy

  • When to use our own money

What we do

VETERAN TO VETREPRENEUR

Warrior Rising can help make the most of your time in the Military by repurposing your skills and experience for use in the private sector. Your time as a leader isn't over when you take off the uniform…that was just the beginning. Our goal is to help you become the next great American business owner. We’ll accomplish that by translating your training, values and work ethic into a powerful opportunity for success. Sign up for the Warrior Academy App below and get started today.

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who we are

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR VETERANS

Warrior Rising is dedicated to the idea of helping Veterans Help themselves. We’ll provide you with the education, business coaching, and professional development to be successful in today’s market. We’ve developed a comprehensive program that can help Veterans graduate from employee to CEO. We believe true charity is providing a hand up, not a handout. If you want to support Veteran entrepreneurs across the country, click below to see how you can help.

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SERVE THOSE WHO SERVE

Veterans are uniquely positioned for success. Military training and experience centers on discipline, tenacity and accomplishment of the mission. The Veteran experience is a powerful recipe for success, however the transition from Service Member to Private Citizen can be challenging. Through your support we can empower transitioning Veterans to be the best versions of themselves. Together we can transform our Veterans into Vetrepreneurs.

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.

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San Antonio, TX

September 9 - 10

Business Shower

Salt Lake City, UT

November 10 - 12
Business Shower

New York, NY

December 7 - 8
Business Shower

Philadelphia, PA

December 9 - 10
Army-Navy Football Fundraiser

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