FACTS

San Diego

  1. San Diego has the 3rd highest population of post-9/11 veterans in the U.S.
  2. San Diego has the highest population of vets in the country
  3. It the #1 destination for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

Unemployment

  1. The result of long term unemployment among veterans is depression, divorce, despair & suicides, putting pressure on San Diego County social services.  The SBA says that 50% of new veterans will go on to Unemployment.
  2. Forbes Magazine named San Diego as the #1 place to start a business in 2014.  Entrepreneurs are tomorrow’s job creators.
  3.  All existing local entrepreneur training (for start-up and run a small business) is workshops. Workshops are insufficient and provide no follow up or veteran targeted support.
  4.  Veterans benefit most from learning in the company of other veterans.

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Free V.E.T. Program

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  1. Veteran Entrepreneurs Today is under the umbrella of the non-profit  National Veterans Transition Services, Inc. (NVTSI) and Reboot which is a San Diego-based 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to    assisting veterans in adjusting to civilian life and securing meaningful employment by combining practical practice performance solutions and techniques
  2. V.E.T. offers free one-on-one business coaching.
  3. We offer membership to small business vendors, who agree to provide a free consult and specials for veteran entrepreneurs.  If you are a vendor, and want to help, go to vendor signup.
  4. V.E.T. offers an intensive 12-week course of study lecture and coaching and think thank experience.
  5.  Community subject matter experts are called into coach the veteran group.
  6.  In the group vet entrepreneurs works together to focus on goals, set action steps and provide accountability to each other and the moderators. 
  7.  This model is based on more than 25 years of experience running coaching groups filled with civilian entrepreneurs.
  8.  V.E.T. groups cover 3 areas – Management, Marketing and Financial literacy.
  9.  V.E.T does not duplicate any available local San Diego programs tailored to veteran entrepreneurs.
  10.  V.E.T refers out to existing service provided by the SBA, VA, lenders, and community based programs.