For many veterans, entrepreneurship represents the embodiment of the American dream. Every veteran who creates a successful startup is not only capturing a bit of that freedom they served to defend; they’re also blazing a path for future veterans to found businesses and companies that can become cornerstones of not just the veteran community, but the American community at large.
In order to equip American veterans for the rigors of entrepreneurship, Harry Alford, a Sandboxx News contributor and co-founder of the venture development firm Humble Ventures, has set about creating a library of useful and important content, all aimed at veterans with startup aspirations.
Prior to his time at Humble Ventures and with Sandboxx News, Harry Alford cut his teeth at Bunker Labs, a non-profit organization that specializes in helping veterans and military spouses develop successful startups. Now, Harry is sharing his unique expertise with our audience in a series of articles outlining the startup process, from brainstorming, to raising capital, and all the way to successful operations as veteran entrepreneurs.
Check out the list of articles below, and get started building the next veteran-founded Fortune 500 company.
Veteran Entrepreneurship Resources:
- Why Veterans are uniquely equipped to be great entrepreneurs
- Brainstorming in the Barracks: How to make your idea into a successful startup
- Is business school the best place to prepare veterans for startups?
Learning the ins and outs
- Military Entrepreneurship 101: Successes and failures
- How your Veteran Business can stand out: Start with WHY
- 4 tips from veteran entrepreneurs that you need to hear
Funding your veteran startup
- Bringing your idea to light by bootstrapping your startup
- The How-To Guide on validating your startup on a tight budget
- Pitch Deck: How to present your vision to investors
- 5 Things to consider before securing funding to grow your business
- Alternative funding options for veterans that isn’t venture capital
- How venture capital firms work: Substantial risks in the pursuit of scale
Overcoming challenges and addressing risk
- How veteran-owned businesses are navigating the pandemic with 4 Star General John Nicholson
- How you can minimize risk by using the pre-mortem technique
Be sure to check back often as we update this series!