Creating Your First E-Commerce Site

E-Commerce is opening doors for veterans and military spouses to dip their toes into selling their products on a national, or even international scale. However, competition amongst e-commerce sites is fairly aggressive. Where many novice entrepreneurs fail is not creating a website that gets the [Read More]

3 Tips for High-Performing Website Content

When entrepreneurs start out to build a website (or have one built for them), they tend to focus more on the design than the content. There is no question – design and usability is important. After all, that first impression can make or break your [Read More]

6 Steps to Raising Capital for Your Veteran Owned Business

One of the biggest challenges in starting your own business after the military is finding the capital you need to make your idea happen. Depending on your business, you may need just a little bit of money, or you may need a substantial investment. Fortunately, there [Read More]

Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights: A Primer

Intellectual property is becoming increasingly important in the digital economy. We often hear terms like patent protection, trademark, and copyright used frequently – but do they really mean? Let’s start with the basics. What is Intellectual Property? Before we can discuss patents, trademarks, and copyrights, [Read More]

Infographic: Your Guide to Self-Publishing

If your goal is to establish credibility, make a name for yourself in an industry, or to share a story, you may want to consider writing a book. For many professionals, publishing their own books seems daunting. However, digital media has made the practice much [Read More]

5 Misconceptions About Owning A Franchise Business

Franchising has become a popular option for many veterans looking to start their own business. However, despite the number of people hopping on the franchise bandwagon – there are several misconceptions about the process. Franchise Misconception #1: You Are Buying a Franchise Technically, you’re not [Read More]

Turning Your Veteran Story Into A Brand

After a successful career in the military, veterans are uniquely positioned for entrepreneurship as their best “fit” for success in the civilian business world. After all, you’ve spent years in progressive positions within a regimented chain of command. You’ve been forced to think on your [Read More]

4 Reasons You Need to Find A Mastermind Group as a Veteran Entrepreneur

Mastermind groups are not necessarily a new concept in the entrepreneur community. Many credit Napoleon Hill with the creation of the concept in his book “Think and Grow Rich.” Hill defined the Mastermind group principle as: “The coordination of knowledge and effort of two or [Read More]

7-Eleven Launches Franchise Giveaway for Women Entrepreneurs

Less than one-third of franchised businesses in the United States are owned by women. 7-Eleven is looking to see that number rise, and they’re opening the opportunity for female veterans and military spouses. If you’ve ever considered a franchise business as an option for your [Read More]

5 Tips to Get More Media Coverage for Your Veteran-Owned Business

When you’re just starting out in a new business, free publicity is pure gold. While social media, blogging, and other digital practices can help you increase brand recognition, media relations is still a vital core component to any brand strategy. Why should you make press [Read More]