Its R.E.D. Friday.
Remember those who are deployed, catch our post here to learn more about what you can do. Today however, take the time to remember the families of those deployed. Why? Well, tomorrow starts Military Family Month, you can read more about what that is in our post yesterday. Take the time to do something more than just think about a military family. If you know one, or know of one, take the time to reach out and connect in a meaningful way.
Here at Forward March Inc. we are in high gear getting ready for our Veteran Employment Transition Networking Event. This event on November 17th is FREE for all veterans, transitioning military and their families! Learn at the end of this post.
Remember that Forward March Inc. is a company of veterans helping veterans. We NEVER charge a veteran in any way for our services. Come meet employers, schools and connect with veteran organizations at this outstanding event.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.