V.E.T. Program

what we do

  • Think Tank Groups

    Rather than standard workshops, we have been producing intensive “think tank” groups for civilian small business owners for over 28 years. Articles on the value of Master Mind groups abound on the internet. First introduced in Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic “Think and Grow Rich”, people have embraced the concept in order to achieve personal goals and wealth creation.  The benefits of a well-run small business group are as follows: Training on small business management subjects Influx of new ideas and fresh perspectives Staying positive...

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  • Mentors/Vendors

    The powerful effect of mentoring was recognized by President Obama in his February 2014 launch of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.  The task force identified mentoring as one of the critical tools proven to support young people.   Our first call out to the local small business community in April 2014 produced 80 responses from business experts who want to support and mentor veterans.  Because we are deeply involved with the small business community in San Diego, can provide a variety of mentors who want...

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  • Workshops & Events

    Attendance at all workshops is free. The founders of the V.E.T. program have a combined 60 years of experience as speakers and workshop presenters on entrepreneurial topics.  We have produced monthly workshops for entrepreneurs since 2008 though Meetup.com.  Our Meetups have over 1000 entrepreneur members and cover niche, hard to find marketing topics. We produce two workshops through Meetup per month on  entrepreneurs.  Check them out at www.meetup.com/sdmarketing and https://www.meetup.com/Veteran-Entrepreneurs-Today/       Attendance at our Meetups is free to all V.E.T. participants.  If you...

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  • Loan & Investor Support

    Growth costs money.  We help veteran entrepreneurs prepare their business and a loan package to licensed small business lenders and financial institutions. Angel investors/crowdfunding also known as Peer to Peer Equity, for small businesses seeking a less than $1 Million equity investment as just gotten easier.  The US SEC recently passed Title III of the JOBS act, which reduces the paperwork and relaxes the rules.  But, looking for angel investors still requires a knowledge of how the process works.  We’re helping vets get through...

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services overview

  • Think Tank Groups

    Rather than standard workshops, we have been producing intensive “think tank” groups for civilian small business owners for over 28 years. Articles on the value of Master Mind groups abound on the internet. First introduced in Napoleon Hill’s 1937 classic “Think and Grow Rich”, people have embraced the concept in order to achieve personal goals and wealth creation.  The benefits of a well-run small business group are as follows: Training on small business management subjects Influx of new ideas and fresh perspectives Staying positive and motivated Accountability and responsibility to focus on goals and results Shortened learning curve and faster success rates Exposure to the business community and resources Creation of a supportive “community” of group participants V.E.T. Group participation requires a 12-week, once a week commitment and begins with...

  • Mentors/Vendors

    The powerful effect of mentoring was recognized by President Obama in his February 2014 launch of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative.  The task force identified mentoring as one of the critical tools proven to support young people.   Our first call out to the local small business community in April 2014 produced 80 responses from business experts who want to support and mentor veterans.  Because we are deeply involved with the small business community in San Diego, can provide a variety of mentors who want to support veteran entrepreneurs. We subscribe to the following Effective Elements for Effective Mentoring produced by Mentoring.org Responsible mentoring is a structured, one-to-one relationship or partnership that focuses on the needs of mentored participants.  It fosters caring and supportive relationships and encourages individuals to develop to...

  • Workshops & Events

    Attendance at all workshops is free. The founders of the V.E.T. program have a combined 60 years of experience as speakers and workshop presenters on entrepreneurial topics.  We have produced monthly workshops for entrepreneurs since 2008 though Meetup.com.  Our Meetups have over 1000 entrepreneur members and cover niche, hard to find marketing topics. We produce two workshops through Meetup per month on  entrepreneurs.  Check them out at www.meetup.com/sdmarketing and https://www.meetup.com/Veteran-Entrepreneurs-Today/       Attendance at our Meetups is free to all V.E.T. participants.  If you want to attend one of our Meetups, please email vicki@veteranentrepreneurstoday.org (don’t register on the Meetup)....

  • Loan & Investor Support

    Growth costs money.  We help veteran entrepreneurs prepare their business and a loan package to licensed small business lenders and financial institutions. Angel investors/crowdfunding also known as Peer to Peer Equity, for small businesses seeking a less than $1 Million equity investment as just gotten easier.  The US SEC recently passed Title III of the JOBS act, which reduces the paperwork and relaxes the rules.  But, looking for angel investors still requires a knowledge of how the process works.  We’re helping vets get through the process and increase the likelihood of attracting angel investors.  For more information check out Title III Final Rules and Title III JOBS ACT Our Veteran Entrepreneur Groups bring in experts weekly in the following fields: Management Marketing Financial You get a chance to talk to...

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