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This is a group to support military vets and combat disabled vets to kick-start their own businesses through a weekly think tank groups.

If you are interested in this Meetup group, please join us.  We will need assistance in finding funding, and letting vets know we are here.  Let us know if you can help. 

Here's a few details -

Starting in 2014 unprecedented numbers of veterans will re-enter the job market, joining hundreds of thousands of former military troops currently seeking employment. 

The current job market is limited.  Many veterans face significant challenges in finding a job.  In fact, studies show that unemployment among veterans age 24-35 is as high as 17%.  The inability to obtain employment is recognized as a major contributor to veteran depression, divorce, and despair.

Veteran Entrepreneurs Today, "VET", is a program produced and supervised by Honoring Our Troops, a San Diego based non-profit corporation (http://www.hrtroops.org) dedicated to filling the needs of returning veterans by supporting them to start small businesses. 

This unique program coordinates “think tank” groups of veterans, with an emphasis on veterans with service connected disabilities, who express an interest in starting their own business.  The group meets weekly, shares challenges, and gains insights.  Together they focus on goals and action steps with accountability to each other and the group leaders.  Participants will receive follow-up support for 6 months after the initial 12-week group.

VET musters local small business community experts on topics such as marketing, legal issues, taxes, management, human resources, and other small business concerns to provide weekly topic discussions/presentations in a round-table format. 

Veteran participation is free to qualified participants. 

This program model is the first of its kind. There is nothing like it nationwide.  A few programs offer one-off workshops, but none offer the hands-on, close support required to insure success.

We are seeking corporate sponsorship for this worthy program.  A full description is available.  Please partner with us to help our military vets become successful business owners.

Join this Meetup and we'll keep you updated.

Email me at vicki@hrtroops.org for more info.



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