Some of you may remember Kelly Dougherty’s blog post on Veteran Entrepreneurship last June. Here at Workforce1, we decided to take that understanding of veterans’ gravitation toward – and track record of – entrepreneurial success and work to expand opportunity for our own spirited New York City veterans. On Veterans Day 2013, we officially announced the launch of a new Veterans Entrepreneurship Program specifically geared to meet the training needs of eager, aspiring veteran business owners.
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is a two-component training program offered by NYC Business Solutions, the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) at Syracuse University, Kauffman FastTrac®, the SUNY Levin Institute, and BNY Mellon.
IVMF at Syracuse University kicked off the program with a two-day introduction to entrepreneurship in which veteran participants became familiar with the roles and responsibilities of business ownership, assessed their business ideas, and learned of the different pathways to business ownership.
Moving to a new duty station can be a great adventure. But, if you’re a military spouse, finding a new job each time you move can be a real challenge. Fortunately, most installations offer programs and services to help military spouses reach their career goals. With a little advance planning and creativity, you can find a way to grow your career and do something you enjoy.
If you’re a veteran entering the job market, step No. 1 is reassessing yourself, your skills and your experience to establish a goal and determine how you’ll accomplish it. Don’t limit yourself to stereotypes.