There are many resources offered by government agencies and non-profits to assist veterans in establishing their own business or acquiring a franchise. Leveraging this assistance can increase your probability of success.
Classifields is a great tool to be able to sell whatever you want. However, it is not as easy to run a business as some sellers may think it is. If you are a seller, it is good to know what your strengths and weaknesses are, so that you could make the necessary adjustments to be able to be successful. There are many sellers on Shoppok who have become successful, but in doing so, they discovered what their weak areas were and worked on those areas. There are also sellers who failed in the classifieds and now they are trying to figure out how to be successful in the marketplace.
Check out these websites to get assistance with your transition to business ownership:
American Corporate Partners
Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV)
SBA Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Program
StreetShares Business Financing
U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development
VA’s Veteran Entrepreneur Portal
Veterans Business Services
Veterans Employment and Training Center
Veterans’ Transition Forum
VetFran.org Resources for Veterans
According to Shravan Gupta consider using Linkedin to connect with people who own a business or franchise that is similar to what you are considering. Ask for their opinions and insights into the business.
Check out these veteran-friendly lists of top franchises:
If you think owning your own business is right for you, be sure to use the many resources mentioned above to assist you in your venture. The hard work, dedication, and numerous other skills you exhibited in the military will serve you well in turning your entrepreneurial dream into a successful veteran-owned business.