Brotherhood of Warriors – Forward March Inc.’s Choice for Tactical Gear and Tumblers

These guys have product that is beyond comparison. Their attention to detail, the quality of equipment, and their attention to detail set them apart from other companies. They are well priced and customize to fit the needs of their customer. Check them out by clicking on the picture below. When you order, use the code FMI and receive 10% off!

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Check out Forward March Inc.

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Business Consulting with a Military Flair!

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas.  FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.  FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice.  We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran employees who know their business!  FMI offers flexible solutions for your business needs, specializing in:

  • Military Talent Pipeline Services
    – Helping companies find the right military talent, at the right time, for the right skill-set
  • Leadership Training
    – Corporate leadership training with a military flair
  • Heroes Career Academy
    – Military talent with your custom training on your location and in budget
  • Strategic Business Services
    – Helping businesses achieve their performance goals
  • Military Hiring 101 Workshops
    – Teaching the information needed to start a military talent pipeline no matter the size
  • Camouflage to Corporate Conferences
    – Providing the tools for mission success through military talent for a more focused, motivated and productive team
  • Business Bootcamps
    – Leadership, management, motivational, you name it, we can do a bootcamp for it
  • Government Contracting
    – Providing military talent in all levels and positions of contracting
  • Public Speaking Engagements
    – Inquire about our public speakers and topics by contacting us today

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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Forward March Inc. Ribbon Cutting Event!

ribbon cutting ceremonyCome and join Forward March Inc. and the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for our official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony! Meet the senior staff of FMI and mix/network with attendees. Light lunch will be served.

Please RSVP by C.O.B. Tuesday the 27th with Emma Lopez – Send Email

Feel free to contact us for any questions. 

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Make Military Transition a Financial Success!

troops and sealsIf you are transitioning out of the military and into civilian life, or if you are going to be doing so in the near future, you should start to take proactive steps to get your financial plan made. Many transitioning military personnel echo the same sentiments that are found in the general civilian population when it comes to personal financial management. Many find it a daunting task, confusing or worse they feel that it is something that they can do later.

The fact is that no matter how much income you make you cannot manage it if you do not monitor it. The sooner that someone sits down and analyzes their financial situation and takes concrete steps to design a budget and make solid financial plans the better. This applies to the single transitioner as much as the military family who has mom and/or dad transitioning to the civilian world.

Nerdwallet posted a nice little article that can help you get your financial planning started. You can read it here…

If you want to get some help and really do your financial planning right there are a variety of online tools and courses you can take. Right now Goodwill is promoting a “Tools for Financial Success” class that is FREE. Check out the information below to learn more.

Tools for Financial Success

WHEN – Thursday, January 22, 2015 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE – Veterans Assistance Center Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road

WHY – Learn how to avoid financial pitfalls during your transition.

  •   What’s next for your finances after military separation or retirement?
  •   Are you still on the fence about what to do with your TSP?
  •   Do you need Life Insurance? What type and do you know where to get it?
  •   What can you do to get your budget back on track?
  •   What does your rainy day fund look like?
  •   Can your current credit report get you a loan? How can you find out?
  •   How often should you monitor your credit score?
  •   What are the differences between a Traditional IRA and a Roth IRA, and

    what are the tax implications of each?

    RSVP required. Seating is limited to first 35 enrollments.

  • Call today! 210-924-8581 x5907

Forward March Inc. Strategic Business Solutions

Is your business model firing on all eight cylinders?

Do you see areas where you know there needs to be improvement but are not sure how to get there?

Forward March Inc. can help you navigate even the most difficult business terrain. 

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Forward March Inc. can create custom solutions and training programs that can help you to have a more productive, motivated, and focused staff based on a proven military leadership model and a systematic, building block approach to organizational success. FMI can assist your organization in a variety of strategic business solutions:

• Analysis
• Efficiency
• Sales
• Communication
• Process Strategy
• Training Change
• Marketing
• Customer Service

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Recently we conducted sales force training for Design Materials Inc. (DMI). In order to create a customized training program to increase their sales we analyzed, in detail, their operations. We then presented the areas of concern and created a customized training program that would address their specific needs. The custom program that we developed included:

  • Business analysis
  • Employee survey
  • Employee training
  • Practical exercises for employees
  • Follow-ups
  • Certificate of completion

Forward March Inc. has also conducted training for Fred Astaire Dance Studios, VTG, and many other companies. Forward March Inc. stands ready to provide outstanding Strategic Business Solutions for your company or organization. Contact us today to learn more.

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Want to be a Military Friendly Company?

For the most part we see “military/veteran friendly” employers as being employers who give the perception that they have a veteran hiring strategy which they actively employ. Sadly, as we have highlighted in previous posts, many employers prefer to use their veteran/military friendly strategy more for marketing than actually hiring veterans or concerning themselves with giving veterans real careers. It is refreshing to find companies who are actively engaging veterans through a veteran hiring strategy. Those companies, no matter their size, we see as moving American industry forward and truly honoring our national treasure… our nation’s veterans.

For larger companies who want to set the bar even higher there are ratings institutions such as Military Friendly who use survey-driven methods to determine just how effective a company’s veteran hiring strategy is.
2015_MFE_LogoMilitary Friendly is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business founded by veterans and leads the industry as a ratings entity for companies who hire veterans. They produce survey-driven lists each year and have been doing so for more than a decade. These lists highlight schools and employers who represent the “top tier of institutions with leading opportunities for military service members and spouses.”

The 2015 Military Friendly Employers list has been released. The pool of about 5,000 employers produces less than 5% which earn the designation of Military Friendly within the context of Military Friendly’s rating process.

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The top 100 employers, according to Military Friendly are published in their GI Jobs publication. Becoming one of these employers is a highly coveted achievement, which requires a tremendous amount of effort and dedication to veterans by the companies on this list. The list for 2015 includes companies such as Union Pacific, AT&T, CSC, Intel, Merck, CDW, J.B. Hunt, BNSF Railway, Brinks, HP, Deloitte and many others. You can see the list here…
For a more detailed list of Military Friendly employers you can go here… 

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Forward March Inc. is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business founded by veterans who have a passion for helping veterans. Forward March Inc. is dedicated to moving American Industry forward by helping employers develop successful military hiring strategies. If your company or institution does not have a veteran hiring strategy we can help! If your company or institution wants a proven plan to become a company that is known for hiring veterans like those highlighted in the links above, then give us a call. Forward March Inc. has over 30 years of collective experience connecting employers and veterans. Come over to our website here… and learn more.

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Military Hiring 101 Workshops

MILITARY HIRING 101 WORKSHOP

Our Military Hiring 101 Workshops will give you the information and tools you need to succeed in hiring the very best military candidates. Our highly successful solutions are based on the proven military leadership models and a systematic approach to organizational growth.

We now offer the opportunity to come and conduct our Military Hiring 101 events at your company! 

Another way that FMI can help you with your Military Talent Acquisition & Transition goals is with our Military Talent Hiring Guide which we can customize to fit your solution for your company or organization. This Hiring Guide can help you through each step of your hiring process to find the right veteran talent for your mission.

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Bringing the Value of a Veteran to Your Workforce

Today’s businesses recognize the value of having veteran employees in their workforce. Finding, attracting, hiring, and retaining veterans is a skill that companies looking for the highest caliber employees simply must have. FMI has created a Military Talent Hiring Guide that teaches companies the basics of just how to do this. Contact FMI today to get your copy of our Military Talent Hiring Guide.

• Learn how to find and attract military talent to your business
• Discover the methods and benefits to hiring veterans
• Learn how to approach all branches of military service
• Learn how to translate rank, pay-scale, and military job skills

Contact us today for information on how to schedule an event at your company or to learn more about our Military Talent Hiring Guide. 1-888-723-6223

The Forward March Inc. 2014 Roundup

The Forward March Inc. Year in Review

This is just a small part of what we have done during 2014. Make sure to check our blog as we post regularly news and events.

Forward March, Inc. (FMI) is a Service Disabled Veteran-owned small business based in San Antonio, Texas.  FMI was formed in 2013 by retired US Military Members and successful business professionals with offices in San Antonio and Houston, Texas. We are Veterans serving our military members and corporate America.  FMI is an industry leader in client partner relationships offering second-to-none consultative expertise at an effective cost, making us a premier choice.  We provide our clients with highly qualified Veteran employees who know their business!  FMI offers flexible solutions for your business needs, specializing in:

  • Military Talent Pipeline Services
    – Helping companies find the right military talent, at the right time, for the right skill-set
  • Leadership Training
    – Corporate leadership training with a military flair
  • Strategic Business Services
    – Helping businesses achieve their performance goals
  • Military Hiring 101 Workshops
    – Teaching the information needed to start a military talent pipeline no matter the size
  • Camouflage to Corporate Conferences
    – Providing the tools for mission success through military talent for a more focused, motivated and productive team

We put the HOOAH! in business!

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Forward March Inc. (FMI) opened the doors to our new offices in July and hit the ground running. We are a small company of men and women who are likeminded in our desire to help veterans find meaningful careers while helping industry move America forward with the highest caliber military talent. We don’t just stop there as we offer Leadership Training, Strategic Business Services, and the very best workshops and conferences that your company or organization can attend.

Below are some highlights of our year.

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New year, new website!

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We started off our year with a trip to Washington D.C. and a meeting with the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Joint Chief of Staff.

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Forward March Inc. held our Camouflage to Corporate Conference in Houston, Texas. This was an outstanding conference giving businesses and organizations an in-depth understanding of how to find, attract, hire and retain high quality military talent.

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New offices were opened in July. Forward March Inc. has hosted training sessions, AUSA breakfast meetings, and much more since then.

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A few of Team FMI at the USAA/Disney Veteran’s Institute conference. We make friends everywhere we go!

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The FMI Operation Outreach program Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation was started by Farzad Azad working with local businesses around Lahaina, Maui. The mission of the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation is to thank veterans for their sacrifice and service to our nation by providing them a one week all expenses paid vacation. Farzad (pictured below) is arguably the most patriotic man on Maui and has made it his mission to give back to those who have given so much for our freedom. Farzad is also the owner of Java Jazz and provides all the food and dining for the vacations. Forward March Inc. and Farzad have formed a partnership to grow the Maui Warrior Appreciation Vacation program and increase its outreach.

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FMI continued our work with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios through Dancing with our Heroes raising well over $300,000 for The Fisher House Foundation helping wounded veterans and their families.

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FMI hosted our Military Hiring 101 workshop in the fall which gave businesses concentrated training to achieve their military hiring goals.

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ACAP to job fairs, FMI could be seen around the town working hard to connect veterans with meaningful careers.

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Through the Forward March Inc. Operation Outreach program we are reaching out to help veterans in our community. Through our Professional Women’s Veterans Coalition we hosted a number of very successful events including a job fair for veterans highlighting the importance of employment for women veterans.

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The fall ushered in our second Camouflage to Corporate conference, this one held in San Antonio.

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FMI is a company of veterans helping veterans. November saw our first Veteran Employment Transition Networking event which was a great success.

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Forward Marc Inc. can train your organization in leadership, hiring, and sales. Here we are with the outstanding folks at Design Materials Inc. at the completion of their sales force training.

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2014 was an exciting year for Forward March Inc. and our partners. 2015 promises to be even better so make sure to join us.