MOAA’s career transition team is pleased to recognize and support the 10th annual National Veterans Small Business Week, happening this week through Nov. 3. No strangers to hard work, dedication, and commitment, veterans and military spouses are ideal small business owners.
Whether you are considering a small business as a post-service venture or already well on your way, MOAA may have resources to support your journey. Here’s a quick look at what’s available:
MOAA Webinar: MOAA hosted a recent online event featuring an expert from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development. Attendees learned how to tap into no-cost entrepreneurship training programs, and to find their local Veterans Business Outreach Center for access to even more offerings, including business plan analysis and mentorship opportunities.
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MOAA.org: A quick search of our online library yields plenty of helpful tools, to include:
- Basic tips and resources for starting a small business.
- A primer on growing your business via federal contracts.
- Guidance for securing startup funds and investors.
Franchise 101: A franchise may offer some entrepreneurs the best of both worlds – the freedom associated with running a small business alongside the support offered by a large corporate entity. If you’re thinking about this path, MOAA’s 2020 Transition Guide may offer some helpful tips.
Nearly 1 in 10 small businesses across the nation are veteran-owned, employing more than 5 million Americans and generating $1.3 trillion in total sales. MOAA, and especially our transition team, ask you to support a veteran- or military spouse-owned small business in your community – this week and beyond.