Veteran Entrepreneurship Program
Practical Business Skills
At the heart of the Veteran Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) is an intense, immersive, rigorous, practical Small Business Success Series by HCC© Program. It is an opportunity for hands-on learning and interaction with faculty, guest entrepreneurs, business experts, and peer delegates.
Small Business Success Series by HCC© shares the "nuts and bolts" of business ownership through experiential workshops and lessons from business coaches and faculty representing nationally ranked programs around the country. Our small business experts deliver interactive training in a progressive format that allows you to apply learnings to your business as they facilitate guided small group and peer-to-peer exercises.
There are five modules, one per week, each with two online sessions.
SPRING 2021 PROGRAM SCHEDULE - EVERY TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
By committing, the participant commits to active virtual participation in the 2-hour training sessions. There will be five modules over five weeks with two sessions per module held
TUESDAY & THURSDAY AFTERNOONS, 2:30 - 4:30 pm
04/06 & 04/08: Vet the Venture - Are My Ideas Lucrative?
04/13 & 04/15: Ignite the Entrepreneur in You!
04/20 & 04/22: Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth
04/27 & 04/29: Sales & Marketing Powered Up
05/04 & 05/06: Minimizing Risk - Protect Your Assets, Your Business & Your Future!
05/06: Graduation Ceremony
OPTIONAL OFFICE HOURS - WEDNESDAYS
As an added benefit, our program also offers weekly OPTIONAL OFFICE HOURS ON WEDNESDAYS, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm on 04/07, 04/14, 04/21, 04/28, and 05/05.
Office hours are designed for participants who would like to interact with the facilitators and ask questions in between sessions. While entirely optional, we have found this to be popular with our entrepreneurs.Timeline & Calendar
Vet the Venture - Are My Ideas Lucrative?
Assists entrepreneurs in determining the financial viability of their business idea or growth plan. Covers competition, market need, price positioning, differentiators, revenue projections, start-up costs & more.
Ignite the Entrepreneur in You!
Understand key traits of successful entrepreneurs; your leadership style & problem-solving skills to negotiate, sell & achieve goals.
Financials for Small Business Launch & Growth
Prepare for the "why, how & what's next" in understanding your numbers: past, present & how to analyze & estimate numbers you & your funders need to know to propel you to sustained success.
Sales & Marketing Powered Up
Insights & tactics to improve your organization's ongoing market research process, messaging, strategic planning, budget & spending, digital marketing, analytics & measurement, and loyalty & brand advocacy.
Minimizing Risk - Protect Your Assets, Your Business & Your Future!
Minimize risk considering: Liability and tax requirements in business organization; insurance; hiring employees & independent contractors; operational processes & contract negotiation.