Nearly one in four active duty service members and veterans want to open and operate their own business. Opportunity, freedom, and challenge attract them to business ownership. Are you one of them?
The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is made up of multiple components. If the idea of becoming an entrepreneur interests you, we offer a free, online course that allows you to work at your own pace and learn more about being an entrepreneur. We have partnered with six Network Partner Organizations throughout the state. Each Network Partner hosts monthly networking events for Veterans to learn more about the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program and get connected with local entrepreneurs and resources. Do need help with a specific business topic like how use QuickBooks or run a social media marketing campaign? Our Network Partners will also be hosting frequent short workshops on specific business topics. Do you already have a business idea but need help with the details? Apply for the Veterans Florida Advanced Entrepreneurship Program and receive 9 weeks of face to face instruction.
Do you already own your own business? If so, we can help you get certified for free with the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity and find funding for your Veteran Owned Business through partnerships with our investors StreetShares and The Bricks.
The program is designed for those who:
* if you do not have your DD214, you may obtain it at this link: https://www.archives.gov/veteransContact Us For More Information
2-3 hour workshops held by partner organizations. Ideal for those with early-stage ideas or companies. Open to all vets.
Learn the basics of entrepreneurship at your own pace with our online curriculum. Perfect for veterans contemplating entrepreneurship. Open to all vets.
60 hours of in-class training held at one of our six participating organizations designed to prepare participants for all elements of entrepreneurship. For veterans with well-defined business ideas or early-stage companies. Acceptance required.