Vetrepreneurship

Transitioning from a tour of duty with any branch of the military takes hard work and discipline. While it can be difficult for military veterans to transition back into civilian lifestyles, the dedication and self-control they have learned in the military is often highly transferable to the world of business. Starting a new business requires leadership skills, and the ability to calmly navigate stressful situations to make logical decisions and achieve goals.

The United States Government, along with many private organizations, has recognized that military veterans make excellent businesspeople. Even veterans who aren’t interested in starting their own companies have great potential for success in civilian businesses, and there are dozens of sites working to match dynamic private companies with military veteran employees. The U.S Small Business Administration provides resources for any small business owner in the U.S., and some of their materials are specifically tailored to military veterans. Private organizations are working to promote the success of veteran-owned businesses as well by providing:

  • Business loans, grants and financial advice
  • Skills training and professional networking services
  • Legal services

There is a world of resources online for motivated “vetrepreneurs” looking to start or grow their own business, or just seeking employment as they transition back into civilian life. Listed at the link below, in no specific order, are some of the most useful and reputable sites for veteran entrepreneurs.

- See more at: http://militaryonlinecolleges.org/veteran-entrepreneurship#sthash.9kftYvUn.dpuf

Next Month – Hiring Our Veterans Event

Hiring Our Veterans

Veterans served for All~ It’s time to  Give Back to Them

 VA Boston Healthcare Employment Summit for Veteran Care Providers and Employers

When:   May 14, 2014

Where: VA Hospital

150 South Huntington Ave

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Time:8:00am – 9:00 Registration and Networking

9:00am- 2:00pm Program With Lunch

The summit will be an opportunity for providers from the VA as well as state and community agencies to come together with employers and share their diverse expertise, engage in dialogue, and plan strategic methods to work productively at securing employment for veterans who have experienced barriers and difficulty in reentering the work force.

Veterans of all ages fall into a variety of demographic, educational and skill sets. There are some Veterans who have admirably served their country and who, because of life circumstances, find it difficult to reenter the work force.

 Our Veterans need your help! Let’s work together to identify and reduce barriers to employing this population through collaboration between employers and Veterans support agencies. Please consider participating as we strive to help those who have done so much for us.

Please RSVP by May 1st with the name(s) of those individuals from your organization who will be attending. RSVP directly to Edward.Podolsky@va.gov

For additional details, please feel free to contact :

E. Joseph Podolsky,

Vocational Rehabilitation Specialist, VA Boston Healthcare

Ph: 857-364-4168

C: 857-321-0856

Edward.Podolsky@va.gov

 

TOMORROW: Veterans Roundtable

Please Join us at The UMass Club’s next Networking Roundtable.

Re-Tooling Veterans: Recognizing Valor & Value

Expert Panel Includes:

The Honorable Representative Harold Naughton & The Honorable Senator Mike Rush – Discussion about the Massachusetts Valor Act

Anina Butler, Senior Vice President of First Trade Union Bank​ – Illustrating Small Business Lending for Veterans

Dr. Bob Dingman, Ed.D. and David Heilman, Cpl 3/6 Wpns Co USMC 2005-2009 – “Train Vets to Treat Vets” at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology – Lessons learned for Veterans and for Business

When: Tuesday, April 15 ​​​​​​​
Time: 7:30 am
​​​​light breakfast & networking | 8 am – 9 am presentation

Join us for coffee, conversation, and networking. Our Panel of experts will recognize the role veterans play within state government, UMass, and small businesses and how we can all assist with “re-tooling”. Discover more about the lessons learned on integration and military culture when you hire veterans.

Post-presentation, ​​veteran attendees are invited to meet for a brief complimentary career consultation provided by Steve Allard and Dennis Collins of Talent Retriever LLC. Steve and Dennis have each successfully made the transition from military to civilian careers.

Registration is suggested for this complimentary event. To register, please call the Club at 617.287.3030 or email contactus@umassclub.com. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to coworkers, friends, and veterans-we would be honored to have them as our guests!

NEXT TUESDAY: Re-Tooling Veterans: Recognizing Valor & Value

Please Join The UMass Club at their next Networking Roundtable!

Re-Tooling Veterans: Recognizing Valor & Value

Expert Panel Includes:

The Honorable Representative Harold Naughton & The Honorable Senator Mike Rush – Discussion about the Massachusetts Valor Act

Anina Butler, Senior Vice President of First Trade Union Bank​ – Illustrating Small Business Lending for Veterans

Dr. Bob Dingman, Ed.D. and David Heilman, Cpl 3/6 Wpns Co USMC 2005-2009 – “Train Vets to Treat Vets” at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology – Lessons learned for Veterans and for Business

When: Tuesday, April 15 ​​​​​​​
Time: 7:30 am
​​​​light breakfast & networking | 8 am – 9 am presentation

Join us for coffee, conversation, and networking. Our Panel of experts will recognize the role veterans play within state government, UMass, and small businesses and how we can all assist with “re-tooling”. Discover more about the lessons learned on integration and military culture when you hire veterans.

Post-presentation, ​​veteran attendees are invited to meet for a brief complimentary career consultation provided by Steve Allard and Dennis Collins of Talent Retriever LLC. Steve and Dennis have each successfully made the transition from military to civilian careers.

Registration is suggested for this complimentary event. To register, please call the Club at 617.287.3030 or email contactus@umassclub.com. Please feel free to pass this invitation along to coworkers, friends, and veterans-we would be honored to have them as our guests!

JOB FAIR TODAY AT GILLETTE

Boston Veteran Job Fair

The RecruitMilitary Logo

 

Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA 02035

April 10, 2014 11:00 AM 3:00 PM

TOMORROW: JOB FAIR

Boston Veteran Job Fair

The RecruitMilitary Logo

 

Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA 02035

April 10, 2014 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Use the following link for employer registration: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/boston-veteran-job-fair-april-10-2014/exhibitor_registrations

THIS WEEK: Veteran Job Fair

 

Boston Veteran Job Fair

The RecruitMilitary Logo

 

Gillette Stadium

1 Patriot Place

Foxborough, MA 02035

April 10, 2014 11:00 AM 3:00 PM
Use the following link for employer registration: https://events.recruitmilitary.com/events/boston-veteran-job-fair-april-10-2014/exhibitor_registrations
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