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Veterans needing business start-up help can turn to Warrior Rising

Are you a Veteran with aspirations of entrepreneurship and business ownership? Do you need guidance to help you put your idea into action?

Warrior Rising is positioned to help you. A non-profit organization launched by Veterans for Veterans in 2015, Warrior Rising is dedicated to transforming Veterans into “Vetrepreneurs,” providing them opportunities to create sustainable businesses, perpetuate the hiring of fellow American Veterans, and earning their future.

We know that many Veterans feel lost and overwhelmed after their time in service, grappling with health issues and uncertainty about the future. We’d like to share the story of one of our Veteran entrepreneurs and their journey to success. The story emphasizes the importance of seeking out all the avenues of assistance to get on the right path in order to ensure the best chance of success.

After struggling for many months, this Veteran turned to an organization called REE Medical, which served to help her reclaim health and purpose. With their expertise and unwavering support, this Veteran found renewed strength and direction.

But the story doesn’t end there. Warrior Rising, whether it is in conjunction with programs offered through VA or otherwise, offers Veterans a pathway to success beyond their service, providing resources and support to turn their entrepreneurial dreams into reality. Through hard work, a lot of pivoting and perseverance, this Veteran was able to create not one but two distinct businesses that are now thriving.

If you or someone you know is facing the challenges of transitioning to civilian life after service, think about the avenue that opportunities like Warrior Rising offers to get on track to create something amazing with your future, with you in charge of that destiny. Warrior Rising offers not just assistance, but a roadmap to resilience and achievement.

Warrior Rising’s next online course starts Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. This free Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs (SDVET) program includes four weeks of web-based instruction, followed by participation in other programs Warrior Rising offers (Warrior Academy, Veteran Business Accelerator program, virtual-live Coaching and Master Class sessions).

Course Information (What)

The curriculum of the course is as follows:

Introduction and overview of starting a business, as well as advantages to purchasing an existing business or starting a franchise.

Identifying opportunities in business.

Understanding markets and competitive space.

Building your economic model.

Legal entity structuring and insurance.

Financing options (including latest in capital agreements, ex “SAFE” agreements).

Business plan creation.

Available resources and VOSBs.

The course is offered by Warrior Rising as part of its SDVET Program, sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration and is free to all verified service-disabled Veterans (see Qualifications below). Attendees may be located anywhere throughout the U.S.

Sessions (When)

(Please mark on your calendar): Virtual live Sessions (via Zoom) will be at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT) on the following Thursdays: Feb. 29, March 7, March 14, March 21. The Zoom link will be provided to you by email two (2) business days prior to start of the sessions. It will be the same link for each session.

IMPORTANT: Please ensure your information is correct when registering (especially email address). Please check your spam folder (or in some cases, if you have auto-routing rules set up for your email it may be bypassing your inbox altogether and going to trash or another folder you’ve set up in your email. It will be the same link for every session. Also, please be aware that Warrior Rising’s email provider also distributes newsletters and other information.)

If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any messages, including the links for these sessions.

Qualifications

For verification, a DD-214 is preferred (please blackline/cover your SSN), or other VA-issued ID. Class attendees must also provide documentation from VA showing disability (any disability rating is sufficient).

Current or widowed spouses of qualifying Veterans may also participate, but you must provide the required documentation above.

Interested Veterans must be pursuing a career as an entrepreneur/business owner at the concept or early stage of business development for this program.

Please note that while this particular program is funded for service-disabled Veterans particularly, Warrior Rising has other programs available (Warrior Academy, Veteran Business Accelerator Program, coaching and Master Classes) that any Veteran can participate in. More information can be found at www.WarriorRising.org, under the tab “What We Do.”

Apply (How)

Apply no later than 6 p.m. ET on Feb. 26, 2024 at Warrior Rising SDVET Program Registration. The next presentation of this course will be in September 2023.

Warrior Rising is a 501c3 non-profit comprised of Veterans, and it offers free entrepreneurship training to current and former military service members. Visit Warrior Rising for more information or contact them at pr*********@Wa***********.org. Please include your email address in the body/text of your message or we will not have a way to respond to you.

The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on the part of VA. Veterans should verify the information with the organization offering.

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