Master Class: Working for Yourself: Entrepreneurial Opportunities for Veterans and Spouses


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    • I found the class to be something I wanted to get information on to start my business. It has given me sources to start because I was lost just trying to get started.
    • The presentation was awesome and inspiring. I really enjoyed it, and I will share it with my colleagues and friends. Please keep doing what you are doing because it is great! Thank you!
    • I love Jacey Eckhart and her attitude about ideas and what drives people.  Knowing the tools and skills to lead ourselves to success...  #1 is the Entrepreneurship break it DOWN THE BIG E.

    You have been a leader all your life. Why stop now? Transitioning military veterans and spouses can be astonishing entrepreneurs when given the right opportunity. Whether you are planning to become the next billionaire or whether you want to offer your own services as a consultant, we have a path for you.  

    In this 60-minute master class, you will learn:

    • How to tell if you have the right stuff to be a successful entrepreneur—the 17 traits successful military entrepreneurs share (and the six that should worry you). 
    • Get buy-in faster by focusing on getting your first paying client.
    • Pick from one of eight different kinds of self-employment that may not require The Big Idea.
      1. Entrepreneurship. Be the next Blake Hall, veteran Army Ranger and CEO of
      2. Independent Contractor. Consult an attorney to set up your LLC. Or go through a company like LegalZoom or ZenBusiness.
      3. Subcontractor. Go through a staffing agency like our parent company, Randstad.
      4. Franchisee. If you are looking for businesses that offer discounts and incentives to veterans, try Or look into a Vetrepreneur Bootcamp for franchise coaching.
      5. Business Acquisition. Instead of starting a new business, buy an existing business from a retiring owner. The Veteran Business Project is a non-profit that connects vetted veterans and business owners.
      6. Freelancer. Creatives often start as freelancers. For an example of a veteran who turned their freelance gig into a business, check out Nathan Rocklein’s wood aircraft
      7. Side hustle.
      8. Gig work.
    • Learn to use exclusive veteran and spouse entrepreneurial programs to launch your business.
      1. Boots to Business
      2. IVMF EBV for veterans and EBV-F for veteran families.
      3. IVMF V-WISE program for female veterans.
      4. Bunker Labs is a veteran business incubator.
      5. And many more.

    Event Information

    Jacey Eckhart
    Thursday, May 23, 2024
    4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
    Veteran Employment Project

    Master Class Series

    Employers do want to hire hard-working, self-motivated veterans like you. The command does want you to keep firing on all cylinders until the last minute. Your family wants to know what will happen next right now. That is a lot of pressure. Do yourself a favor and take control over your transition by signing up for our exclusive FREE master classes now.

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    Jacey Eckhart

    Meet Jacey Eckhart

    Jacey Eckhart MA CPCC is's Transition Master Coach. She is a Certified Professional Career Coach and military sociologist who has been designing workshops and training active duty, National Guardsmen, Reservists and military spouses for decades.

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