Business ownership is one of the most proven routes to prosperity, self-respect, and independence. America values and supports entrepreneurial efforts. Small business ownership is the backbone of the US economy. We support veteran entrepreneurship and benefit the regional business ecosystems by positively impacting unemployment, making use of local in-place resources, and working with established contacts.
Veteran businesses employ more than 5.8 million people in the U.S. (SBA) Veteran owned businesses generate more than $1.2 trillion in sales per year. (SBA)
Numerous skills developed in the military are perfect for entrepreneurial management. Vets who are disabled are not in a position to meet the demands of employment, but can prosper in their own business. Although our target is veterans in general, we focus strongly on the 6% of veterans who are female, the 9% that are minorities, and the 17% who are disabled.
The freedom that comes with business ownership can be exhilarating. Anyone who has started a business understands that the numerous steps and skill sets of independent business management can be confusing and overwhelming. Furthermore, recent studies show that veterans prefer to be in the company of other veterans who understand their experiences and concerns.
Our program provides start-ups with access to the tools and resources they need to expand to new markets, invent new products, generate increased revenue, and create jobs.
V.E.T. brings entrepreneurial minded veterans who are under served and otherwise could not afford to have access to essential services during the critical, early stages of building a new business together through groups, workshops and mentoring to learn how to startup and run businesses.