VET Cohort Circles

Host a VET Cohort Circles at your Business Development Center or Home

VET Cohort Circles - for new veteran owned businesses


The team at Guided Business Plan is delighted to inspire U.S. military veterans to purse their entrepreneurial dreams with their peers! Building a business in isolation can slow down progress. Solopreneurs who meet with just one other person on a weekly basis are more likely to set to-do lists; look at their business from an outsider’s perspective; and achieve their sales goals. 


Statistics form Disabled Veteran Business Alliance:

  • 8M military members served since 1991
  • 6.6M are now out of the service
  • Today, 40% of Veterans are expected to be self-employed or business owners vs. 10% from Vietnam era
  • Veterans are 70% more likely to be successful than non-Veteran owned business
  • 1 out of every 10 small businesses in the U.S. are Veteran owned (3.7M)


Classes for Veterans + Military Spouses

Awareness – Articulation – Action - Actualization

Many post 9/11 veterans transitioned from service with an introduction to entrepreneurship via the Boots to Business™ course. They became AWARE of the opportunities presented. The GUIDED Business Plan™ | Military CEO curriculum helps veterans and military spouses ARTICULATE their ideas and ACT on sound research and testing. Our course format encourages in-class peer support and ongoing accountability partners to inspire participants to complete the ACTUALIZATION stage—a registered company backed by a business plan. 


Invite veterans to attend classes at your location to build their business with your team

The 52-page GUIDED Business Plan™ | Military CEO (chief everything officer) book may be used to accompany a 3-hour class to a 18-hour course or utilized during one-on-one counseling. The instant feedback from your facilitator and idea exchange with other ambitious business owners leads to increased client engagement. The completed document may be suitable for a loan proposal or serve as inspiration to continue developing a comprehensive business plan.


VET Cohort Circles

GUIDED Business Plan class for veterans and military spouses

Our goal is to create a network of small groups of veterans and military spouses who participate in public classes and home-based workshops across the United States. Collectively, they become part of our Veteran Entrepreneur Training (VET) Cohort Circles. Community organizations integrate the GUIDED Business Plan™ | Military CEO curriculum into their own programs.


Attract Veterans to Your Business Development Centers/Entrepreneur Programs 
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Host Your Own Mini VET Cohort Circle at your home
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California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity - WOVENThe California Association of Micro Enterprise Opportunity’s (CAMEO) honored us by choosing the GUIDED Business Plan™ | Military CEO curriculum for their women veteran business plan classes. In 2016 CAMEO expanded its annual Women Veteran Entrepreneur Network (WOVEN) event with year-long community-based classes for more personalized business development. 


WOVEN-Los Angeles

Hosted by RISE Financial Pathways
4060 Figueroa Street, Los Angeles
MLK exit off 110 freeway--blocks from USC’s campus

Saturdays, 10 am – 2:00 pm [Date TBD]

WOVEN-Los Angeles (dates, registration, videos, etc.)


WOVEN-San Diego

Hosted by South San Diego Small Business Development Center
880 National City Boulevard, National City
A few blocks from the Hoover Ave exit off 5 freeway

Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm (6 weeks starting on July 27)

WOVEN-San Diego (dates, registration, videos, etc.)

GUIDED Entrepreneurship for Vets

Hosted by Pacific Coast Regional - SBDC
3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Mondays, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
August 22, 29 + September 12, 19

Pacific Coast Regional SBDC (dates, registration, videos, etc.)


Other Programs

The Edge Connection (a Women's Business Center) hosted a class for veterans in conjunction with Kennessaw University utilizing GUIDED Business Plan books.


Do you want to see your organization's veterans class on this list? Check out the GUIDED Business Plan | Military CEO book and contact us for a free demo!


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Please contact us for a free online preview of our DEMO. WRITE. DISCUSS. training approach to discover how your attendees can leave your onsite classes with a written draft of their strategic plan. Our book covers may be personalized—the back cover could even feature advertisements from one of your sponsors. We offer generous book discounts for not-for-profit organizations.

Pacific Coast Regional SBDC - Business plan class for veterans