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]

Choosing the Right Franchise Opportunity for You

Starting a business is hard work, no matter which way you approach the process. If you have considered entrepreneurship, you may want to take a look at going the franchise route. Franchise opportunities can be overwhelming, so it’s important to know what to look for. [Read More]

Infographic: Writing Your First Business Plan

If you’re considering starting a business, or even if you’ve already launched – having a business plan is vital to your sustainability as an entrepreneur. Business plans help you identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential areas of concern. The more you can plan ahead, the better [Read More]

3 Things You Can Do To Prepare for Entrepreneurship While Still in the Military

Making the leap into entrepreneurship can be daunting. However, the earlier you begin to build your business vision, the easier it will be to hit the ground running after you leave the military. If you’re still in the military, and considering starting your own business, [Read More]

Finding Passion & Direction After Military Service

Whether you’re facing the transition from military service to civilian life, or if you’ve been out for a bit: you’ve likely felt some apprehension about finding your purpose after the military. In the military, especially if you’ve served for the majority of your adult life, [Read More]

5 Things You Can Do This Week to Move Forward In Your Business

Entrepreneurship is a journey. Sometimes, just starting is the hardest part. Whether you are considering starting a business, or if you’ve just hit a wall – there are things you can do right now to help you grow your business. Those little steps, taken day-by-day, [Read More]