Veteran Fast Launch Initiative

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Every year, over 180,000 dedicated men and women exit our nation's armed services after their loyal service to our nation. For over 45 years, SCORE has been a leader in providing mentoring and training to entrepreneurs through its network of 13,000 volunteer mentors and trainers. SCORE stands ready to answer the call of helping our veterans to transition into life as entrepreneurs.

The SCORE Foundation, in partnership with major corporations, is pleased to offer the "Veteran Fast Launch" initiative. This program is a combined package of free software and services combined with SCORE's mentoring program in order to help accelerate the ability of veterans and their families to start and succeed as small business owners.

Success Stories

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Christy & Al Kroell - Squaw Valley, CA

After 20 years of service in the Navy and an accident while serving that left him disabled, Al Kroell found it difficult to find employment. His wife, Christy, was disabled too and the pair struggled to earn income to support themselves. Luckily Al’s hobby of woodworking, combined with new technology turned out to be a lucrative business opportunity.  Al tried other programs aimed at helping veterans but none were as helpful as SCORE. He says, “SCORE has been there for us. If it wasn’t for SCORE I wouldn’t be where I am today.” Learn More

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Kevin McDermott & Steven Smits - Lomira, WI

Kevin McDermott & Steven Smits, a service-disabled veteran, had more than 20 years experience in the Air Force National Guard. They intended to operate a small company producing aviation lighting systems and 20 months into operations, they were awarded a $7.7 million contract from the Air Force to supply lighting at 28 bases. Kevin and Steve made a conscious decision to hire veterans and decided to use SCORE to help navigate the treacherous waters of being a new small business with a very large order. Learn More

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Special Offers

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FREE Business Mentoring

With 13,000 mentors across 500 industries, SCORE is America's premiere source for free and confidential business advice for small business entrepreneurs.

Connect with a mentor in person at one of our chapters or get free, personalized assistance online.

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FREE Online Workshops

Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, SCORE offers online workshops on a variety of business topics to aid with your business planning.

Sign up today to receive access to e-learning courses and recorded webinars from business experts.

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FREE Templates & Tools

If you’re looking for documents, tips, and tools to start or grow your business, turn to SCORE for your small business needs.

Access hundreds of free business templates, calculators, spreadsheets, and other resources to help you in your planning and operations.

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5 FREE Hours of Financial Advice from CPAs

AICPA is connecting veterans with CPAs across the country to provide up to FIVE hours of FREE financial advice to veterans on starting or growing their business. Review the AICPA’s CPA Volunteer Directory to find a CPA who best meets your needs.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world's largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries.

AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. Membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.

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Yellow Page publishers across the country are willing to provide their professional advice and marketing assistance to any returning veteran that would like to start a new business in their hometown – all at no charge to them!

This program includes a comprehensive advertising program in both print and online yellow pages for an entire year.

The “American Hometown Heroes” initiative was founded to assist our returning veterans in their quest to find employment.  Founded by a coalition of independent directory publishers and their partners, the “American Hometown Heroes” program will provide professional advice and marketing assistance to any returning veteran that would like to start a new business in their hometown.

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$99 dollar discount from the Company Corporation

Over the years you helped protect our country and now let us help you protect your personal assets through incorporating or forming a limited liability company (LLC) for your new business.

The Company Corporation is pleased to offer a $99 discount as a special thank you to our country's veterans. During your service you have acquired tremendous skills that will aid you well in your next career as an entrepreneur. This special discount entitles you to a free economy business formation package at www.incorporate.com/VetThankyou. Our Economy Business Formation Package $99 plus state fees

  • Completion and filing of the Articles of Formation for your new company
  • Expedited incorporation filing service & Company Name Search and Reservation
  • 6 months of Registered Agent service from The Company Corporation
  • Free subscription to our quarterly Business Builder eNewsletter
  • Complimentary "My Account" online service tool designed to help small business owners remain compliant with government regulations and keep them in good standing with the state
  • Exclusive $50,000 Corporate Veil Guarantee

To form your corporation or LLC today, please visit www.incorporate.com/VetThankyou. Or call 800-472- 2709 and mention special code "VETS99". The Company Corporation is a service company and does not offer legal or financial advice.

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60 day FREE trial from Constant Contact!

Constant Contact®, Inc. helps small businesses, associations, and nonprofits connect with their customers, clients, and members through email marketing, online survey and event marketing tools.

Begin connecting with your customers with a 60-day, free trial.

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FREE trial to Docstoc, thousands of templates!

Docstoc is a community for people to find and share professional documents. We offer the widest selection of documents used to start, grow, and manage your professional life and small business.

Free trial of our subscription product, providing access to thousands of our high quality business templates. Please type the word “VETERAN” in the Access Code when sign up.

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