For veterans, starting a business can be a great alternative

May 19, 2014

For veterans transitioning back into the civilian workforce, finding a job can sometimes be a challenge. For this reason, the government has developed a new website to help link veterans with potential employers.

First Lady Michelle Obama recently announced the creation of the Veterans Employment Center website, which allows veterans to research the types of jobs that might be available to them, and also allows employers to search for candidates with the skills they are looking for, according to a USA Today article.

However, it can take some time to find a job. Starting a small business is great for veterans who want to speed up the process of getting back to work.

Veterans make optimal candidates for starting a small business, as we have discussed previously on this blog. They cultivated the skills during time spent in the service that entrepreneurs also possess, such as leadership and dedication. Veterans are in a unique position to apply those skills to starting a business.

There are many resources available to help veterans, including the Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. There are also other programs available to help veterans achieve their entrepreneurship goals, from learning about the benefits of incorporating to choosing the right type of business entity.

CorpCo recognizes the potential for veterans in business, as we are partnered with the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, which is the national headquarters for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program, a program for post-9/11 veterans with military service disabilities offering entrepreneurship and small business management training.

As part of the partnership, CorpCo offers discounted and no-cost rates on incorporation and business services for EBV graduates. CorpCo additionally supports V-WISE, a program that provides women veterans with the entrepreneurship tools they need for business success.