Entrepreneurs

Grow your business by your growing team

The Texas Veterans Commission’s (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Team is partnering with TVC’s Veteran Employment Services team to promote the benefits of hiring veterans to Veteran-Owned Businesses across the state.

“Are you looking to grow your team? Is it time to delegate activities to others so you can lead strategy for next stage business development? Then you won’t want to miss July’s edition of Success in 60 minutes. Join the Veteran Entrepreneur Program on July 14th for this look into how your business ...

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Business mentors, protégés sought for HUB program

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) is seeking experienced, HUB certified Veteran-owned small businesses and new Veteran-owned small businesses to pair in a new HUB Mentor/Protégé Program.

“As a mentor, we are looking for companies that are HUB (Historically Underutilized Business) Certified, have experience responding to Local, State or Federal contracting opportunities, and are willing to volunteer time to mentor veteran owned protégé companies in construction, services or commodities,” said Christina Mortel, Business Consultant of TVC’s Veteran Entrepreneur Program.

“As a protégé,  if ...

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Have a business idea or thinking of starting a franchise?

“We have a lot of veterans that call and have lots of ideas for different businesses and that’s where we help them do some market research to determine if that’s a viable business,” said Maggie Peterson, Veteran Entrepreneur Business Consultant of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) and Air Force veteran. “We can help get veterans connected with how to decide or find a good franchise program to buy into.”

TVC’s Entrepreneur Program assists veterans and their spouses with everything from business ...

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Veteran owned North Texas Voice & Speech among select few of Bunker Labs incubator

Army veteran and Speech Therapist Leslie Wegner owns North Texas Voice & Speech, a specialized speech therapy practice helping adults and children with voice, swallowing, and speech related problems. She works with a variety of clients, including veterans, who have vocal fold problems, aging voice concerns, difficulty swallowing, and now those who are recovering from Covid-19 complications. Additionally, Wegner provides voice treatments for patients with Parkinson Disease.

After starting her own company in 2020, Wegner noted that one of the ...

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Prepare business strategies for new year

Veteran entrepreneurs make business strategies for the new year with The Texas Veteran Commission’s Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP).

“Get your Veteran-Owned Business verified and receive our logo and decal so you can let your customers know that you served our great nation,” said Anna Baker, VEP Manager. “Second, catch-up with our partners and other veteran business owners who are creating success by listening to the Texas Veterans Mean Business VEP Podcasts.  Check out our VEP Resources and TVC ...

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Increase your Veteran-Owned Business visibility

The Veteran-Owned Businesses recognition program of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Entrepreneur Program launched October 26, 2020.

Veteran owned status is verified by the program. Once verified, the program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.

“Being recognized and verified as a Texas Veteran-Owned Business by TVC and displaying the Veteran-Owned Business logo will increase my business visibility within the State of Texas,” said veteran entrepreneur Risheem Muhammad, EDS Technologies LLC.

Get TVC recognized and ...

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Social Impact Business Bootcamp a success, next Google My Business

The value of social innovation and being a responsible and conscious business was the focus the recently completed the Social Impact Business Bootcamp, sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP). “I always knew that I wanted to use the business to help women in other countries, but now I have a plan to follow, and I have a better method for achieving that goal,” said a participant. Successfully completing the rigorous 4-week business training were veteran ...

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Veteran-Owned Business verification coming soon

Get ready to show your Veteran-Owned Business status. The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program plans to launch a Veteran-Owned Business (VOB) recognition this fall. The program will provide a VOB logo designation for display on businesses, web sites and marketing materials.

“Forming a business with an idea is the easy part. Understanding ...

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Big ideas, start-ups, small businesses & social impact highlight upcoming Entrepreneur academies

The Big Ideas & Start-ups Entrepreneurship Academy, Small Business Academy and Social Impact Bootcamp are free, virtual, multi-week courses beginning August 24, 2020. Those interested must choose the course that best fits them and class size is limited. The courses are popular and Social Impact Bootcamp has already filled. They are sponsored by the Texas Veterans Commission Veteran Entrepreneur Program and are lead by business professionals. The instruction courses are four to six weeks in length.

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Exchange Services offer entrepreneurs a place for their products

The Army Airforce and Exchanges Services (AAFES) has a program that promotes the products and services of veteran owned businesses. The Exchanges Services Vendor Partner Program offers a marketplace for specialized and niche products from small, woman, and veteran-owned businesses. Short-term and long-term placements are offered. Under the Exchange Services Short-Term Program, veteran owned businesses can display and sell their products and services in the retail areas of the Post Exchange. To operate in a permanent location, small business vendors ...

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