You’ve got a million dollar idea right? Plus, you have graduated from a top-notch Business Administration program with Martinsburg College (You haven’t?! What are you waiting for?? Call us!). So, what’s next in your business-owner story?
Well, that depends on what business you’re starting up. No matter the type, check out a couple fantastic organizations designed to help veterans succeed:
This a great organization to join! As self-proclaimed trailblazers of getting corporations to include Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs) in their supplier diversification policies, who wouldn’t want to become a member? Access to training, mentors, and VOB news are icing on the cake!
Check out their website here: http://www.navoba.com/
Honestly, the website says it all! “Bunker Labs is a national not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization built by military veteran entrepreneurs to empower other military veterans as leaders in innovation. Through local chapters organized in cities across the nation, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentors, events, and thriving local networks to help military veterans start and grow businesses.” Get out there and start networking!
Website here: https://bunkerlabs.org/about-the-bunker/
Yes, you read that correctly! The VA actually has a “Veteran Entrepreneur Portal” to make it easier to access federal resources and services! There are so many resources available here that I really can’t list them, so check it out!
Go here: https://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/
Would $5,000 help your business this month? There are awards out there just waiting for you to apply! Best part? There are winners picked Every. Single. Month. Check out their website to hurry up and get that application in. Only veteran/active duty business owners can apply!
Check it out: http://go.streetshares.com/streetshares-foundation-veteran-small-business-award?utm_campaign=Foundation%202016&utm_medium=Foundation%20Main%20Page&utm_source=Press%20Release
This is just a drop in the bucket of all the resources available to help you succeed at your business-savvy goals!