Live Your Dream – Be Your Own Boss!

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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.

Today there are more opportunities for Americans to start their own business than ever before. There are a multitude of ways that you can start your own business from franchises and licensing opportunities to buying into existing businesses and sales distribution markets, just to name a few. Starting a home-based-business is also always an option and many people exercise this option with varying results. The reasons for business failure are varied but one thing that helps ensure success is a good business model and sound business planning.

Many opportunities touted in the “sharing economy” and in the world of multi level marketing (MLM) promise great financial futures but the statistical reality is that few people who embark in these ventures ever make the income they dreamed of making when they started. These kinds of business “opportunities” have been in the news again with the public commitment of Uber to bring 50,000 vets onboard. You can read about what is going on with that here. 

If you want to avoid the pitfalls of becoming another statistic in these markets you can mitigate your risk. Take your time, and research the business you are getting into. If a business opportunity sounds too good to be true, conventional wisdom dictates that it probably is. However, no harm comes from doing your homework and researching opportunities. Entrepreneur magazine has some great advice on how to research a business opportunity. You can find their informative article here. 

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 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.


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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January 16th Weekly Roundup – JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!

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Its R.E.D. Friday so lets not forget that our country still has heroes far from home today. Learn more here…


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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.


If you are looking for a new career in the energy field then check out the jobs we have posted HERE.

  1. Transport Driver- Watford City, ND –
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  2. Supervisor Mechanical Engineering – Anacortes, WA – Click for more information…
  3. Project Support Administrator – Kenai, AK – 
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  4. Manager Project Engineering – Salt Lake City, UT – 
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  5. Welder – Mandan, ND
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  6. Instrument Technician – Mandan, ND
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  7. Operator – Mandan, ND
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  8. Administrative Assistant – Mandan, ND
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  9. Refinery Operations Scheduler – Salt Lake City, UTClick for more information…
  10. Associate Project Engineer – Multiple Locations
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  11. Machinist – Mandan, ND
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Forward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…


Come Meet Us at these Events!

January 27, 2014 – CPS Energy 3rd Annual BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – Veteran Symposium & EXPO

When: January 27, 2015
Where:  The new Norris Conference Center – 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207In appreciation for their military commitment to service, CPS Energy, along with our major sponsors, is proud to offer FREE admission to all veterans and their spouses.
Our Veteran Symposium & Expo provides an open forum for interaction, communications, and education from a broad spectrum of local businesses, associations, city and governmental agencies, and those with a special interest in veteran business growth in San Antonio. Participants will have the opportunity to hear fresh perspectives, learn about current trends and discover new opportunities to grow and expand their business.

To register or get more information, click here.


Forward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

The Forward March Weekly Roundup for January 9th 2015

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Its R.E.D. Friday so lets not forget that our country still has heroes far from home today.


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If you are looking for a new career in the energy field then check out the jobs we have posted HERE.


They say that the early bird gets the worm. We thought we would give you all a heads-up on some IT positions that we could be posting as soon as next week.

  • Network Administrator Tier I
  • Network Administrator Tier II
  • Network Control Technician Tier I
  • Network Control Technician Tier II
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Administrator, Sr.
  • (IT Services) Sales Representative

Contact Jason if you are interested in these positions.Jason Caswell – Send Email

Come back next week to get all the details on these positions as we will post that info here and on our website. 


Forward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…


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If you did not catch our post yesterday make sure you read it. There is valuable information on entrepreneurial opportunities as well as job training opportunities that can place you in a new career in just weeks!


Come Meet Us at these Events!

January 14, 2014 – Look for the Forward March Inc. table at the Joint Base San Antonio Career and Volunteer Fair. Wednesday 10:00am to 1:00pm. This event is free and open to all ID Card Holders. More information – Phone 210.221.2040 / Fax 210.221.2040. E-mail cynthia.m.lamb.civ@mail.mil or alma.r.guivas.civ@mail.mil

January 27, 2014 – CPS Energy 3rd Annual BUSINESS BOOTCAMP – Veteran Symposium & EXPO

When: January 27, 2015
Where:  The new Norris Conference Center – 618 NW Loop 410, Ste. 207

In appreciation for their military commitment to service, CPS Energy, along with our major sponsors, is proud to offer FREE admission to all veterans and their spouses.
Our Veteran Symposium & Expo provides an open forum for interaction, communications, and education from a broad spectrum of local businesses, associations, city and governmental agencies, and those with a special interest in veteran business growth in San Antonio. Participants will have the opportunity to hear fresh perspectives, learn about current trends and discover new opportunities to grow and expand their business.

To register or get more information, click here.

Forward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

Jason Caswell – Send Email

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.

VETERAN OWNED BUSINESS

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.

fitnessfinancialsuccess

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. 

Happy New Year – Check Out Our Job Listings!

new job for new yearForward March Inc. is working with a veteran owned small business in San Antonio who is in need of labor force positions. These positions are ideal for anyone who wants to work immediately for a solid veteran owned company that provides quick upward mobility (based on performance) as well as job growth. Ideal candidates will have the appropriate physical requirements to do this kind of work and enjoy working outdoors.

Water Meter Digger – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Field Manager – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

Meter Installation Technician – SAWS Meter Replacement Project – Click here to learn more…

52nd activates 497th Engineer CompanyForward March Inc. has other positions available in a wide variety of fields listed on our website.

For information on these positions or any positions posted on our website:

Jason Caswell – Send Email