Start Your Own Veteran Owned Business!

riskYesterday the Houston Chronicle posted an article on Veteran Business Owners. You can read the article here… The slideshow at the top of the article highlights a diverse and successful group of military veterans who have gone into business for themselves.

According to the Small Business Association Office of Advocacy veterans make up approximately 9.1% of business owners. Veterans have a long standing history of leaving or retiring from military service and venturing out as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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You can learn more in our previous article “Start Your Own Veteran Owned Business” here…

If you are a veteran who has some training, or who wants to start a new career field, you should take a few moments to check out the Goodwill Career Academy. From CDL truck driver training to information technology Goodwill Career Academy offers a lot of opportunity for veterans. The training offered here is fast tracked, has convenient hours and can utilize your military educational benefits to offset the cost which is lower than most trade schools or local colleges.

Check out some of these great opportunities. While they are in the San Antonio area they can give you the details you need to go and look for something in your area that is similar. Programs such as these exist in many cities across the U.S.

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CERTIFICATE FOR APARTMENT MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN TRAINING

JANUARY 20 – FEBRUARY 6, 2015

GOODWILL GOOD CAREERS ACADEMY 12332
“IH-10 WEST AT DE ZAVALA

Seminar hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For information on how to apply for this opportunity call 210/924-8581 (ext. 5907).

Veterans who wish to go down the road of entrepreneurship have a lot of opportunities today to learn, get mentored and find proven methods of business success. If you are interested in joining the ranks of veterans who own their own business then you will definitely be interested in some of the outstanding opportunities available to you right now. Many of these opportunities are free for veterans! While many of these opportunities are in the San Antonio area we encourage veterans to look into their local Chamber, SBA, and university locations to find out if programs like this are being offered in their location.

We posted a while back that the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is “re-booting” their entrepreneurial boot-camp for military veterans. You can learn more about that here.

Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship shouldcheck out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.

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Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

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For veterans who want to learn a new skill, or expand on a skill-set should check out the fine folks over at Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges are collaborating to offer short-term skills development programs in the areas of Information Technology, the Manufacturing Industry and Aerospace. Learn more here. 

Attention Veterans: Looking to Be Your Own Boss?

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Are you a veteran or transitioning military that is looking to be your own boss?

Are you interested in starting your own business or owning a franchise?

If so, we would like to share some information with you today.

Forward March Inc. is an SDVOB, that is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business. We are a company of veterans helping veterans. We take a lot of pride in our work and in the fact that we are in the ranks of our military service brothers and sisters who have started their own business. As of 2012, according to the SBA, veterans made up 9.1 percent of all business owners. According to the George Bush Institute, and many other research groups, veteran owned businesses are far more likely to succeed than non-veteran owned businesses.

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If you are interested in joining the ranks of veterans who own their own business then you will definitely be interested in some of the outstanding opportunities available to you right now. Many of these opportunities are free for veterans! While many of these opportunities are in the San Antonio area we encourage veterans to look into their local Chamber, SBA, and university locations to find out if programs like this are being offered in their location.

Here is a roundup of opportunities that we found for veterans this week:

The San Antonio Chamber of Commerce is “re-booting” their entrepreneurial boot-camp for military veterans. You can learn more about that here.

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Veterans who want to join the SBA and start down the track of entrepreneurship should check out the latest article on the San Antonio Business Journal site. The SBA is extending their fee waiver program for veterans through 2015!

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Veterans and transitioning military interested in starting their own business should also check out the San Antonio Small Business Development Center at UTSA. This program offers a number of benefits including special veterans assistance.

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Forward March Inc. has an outstanding relationship with our customer Fred Astarie Dance Studios. You owe it to yourself to check out our previous post to learn more about the outstanding opportunities for employment and even franchise ownership with them.

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For veterans who want to learn a new skill, or expand on a skill-set should check out the fine folks over at Workforce Solutions Alamo and Alamo Colleges are collaborating to offer short-term skills development programs in the areas of Information Technology, the Manufacturing Industry and Aerospace. Learn more here. 

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Veterans, Transitioning Military Personnel, and their families are encouraged to meet with employers at this free event.

Don’t forget, that if you are a veteran or transitioning military and you are looking for employment or a career change make sure you check out our FREE Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event on November 17th. Details can be found here. 

If you represent a company, organization, or educational institution this VET Networking Event is free for you as well. Forward March Inc. is committed to continuing our 35+ year history of bringing veterans and companies together to make careers happen! Details can be found here. Make sure you check out or Corporate to Camouflage Conference where we teach businesses and organizations the art of finding, attracting, hiring and retaining veteran talent.

You Owe it to Yourself to Look at this Career Opportunity

 fitnessfinancialsuccessAre you looking for a career where you can be your own boss?

 Do you want to work with a highly motivated team?

 Are you looking for an energized and fun work environment?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then you may very well be the perfect candidate for an outstanding career with Fred Astaire Dance Studios.

Right off the bat, this is not a multilevel marketing opportunity or anything resembling that. This is a real entrepreneurial opportunity with a real brick and mortar business.

Forward March Inc. has forged very special and unique relationships with each of our clients. It is no secret that one special relationship we have is with Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Together we have achieved some amazing things. If you are transitioning military or a veteran looking for an amazing career opportunity you need to read this article. Before you decide that this is not the career for you check out some of these interesting facts about military veterans working in our organization.

  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios has employed military veterans as studio managers with amazing success. These veterans generally had little to no experience with dance when they started with our program and now are some of the most successful managers in our organization.
  • On average successful dance studio managers earn a very competitive salary.
  • The program for veterans interested in this opportunity generally takes 3 to 4 years to move from instructor to manager.
  • Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a very successful program for managers to move onto franchise ownership, many owning multiple studios.
  • Fred Astaire Owners make six figure incomes.
  • For those who have the money to invest and who want to own their own business then they could have that opportunity in just one year.

Military veterans have done very well in the Fred Astaire Dance Studio organization, some owning multiple studio locations and enjoying a very successful long-term career.

FMI is proud to partner with Fred Astaire Dance Studios and Dancing With Our Heroes. To date we have raised more than $250,000 for wounded warriors and The Fisher House. This is an amazing program you will have the opportunity to work directly with as a member of the Fred Astaire Dance Studios programs.

Fred Astiare offers Studio Employment Opportunities. These studio employment opportunities offer the possibility of unlimited opportunity for career growth. 85% of current Fred Astiare studio owners began as teachers. Those with the skills and abilities often open a franchise within five years of starting with the company. This is possible due to the Conceptual Method of Teaching that Fred Astaire studios use combined with continuous training opportunities. Fred Astaire Studios provides everything a person needs to be a successful studio owner.

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Fred Astaire Dance Studios has a successful 60+ year tradition and a world recognized brand identified with dance excellence. There are over 150 studios across the U.S. , Europe, and Africa. Fred Astaire Dance Studios offers:

* Educational seminars (financial and business)
* Video training series on management topics
* Detailed and extensive dance curriculum
* Quality teacher certification
* Financial computer programs
* Marketing tools
* Unique method of tracking student progress
* Instant trade name recognition

Leadership Training

Fred Astaire Leadership Training Event hosted by Forward March Inc.

You owe it to yourself to learn about this career opportunity today!

FMI guarantees you the peace of mind knowing that your resume will be delivered to and reviewed by our partner companies. Please make sure that if you find positions we list that you are interested in you contact us as soon as possible, we look forward to hearing from you!

To learn more about this exciting opportunity head over to our website…click here.