eMerging Entrepreneurs, Inc. is proud to announce that it’s Chairman and Executive Director, T.J. Breeden, has been selected to receive the North Carolina division of the Small Business Administration’s 2013 “Veteran Entrepreneurship Advocate of the Year” award, in recognition of the organization’s efforts to advance veteran’s small business development and entrepreneurship across the state. The award comes as part of the NC-district of SBA’s “Small Business Week” awards program; after a competitive 4-month evaluation of several qualified nominees from across the region whose programs are geared toward assisting with the expansion of entrepreneurialism within North Carolina’s veterans, reservists, transitioning service-members, and military spousal community.
“I’m honored to have been chosen for the 2013 “Veteran Entrepreneurship Advocate of the Year” award, and am extremely excited about how it will impact our organization’s ability to serve North Carolina’s veterans community, ” says T.J. Breeden. “This recognition only strengthens our commitment to furthering our mission in providing our veterans with access to the types of career resources that will accelerate their successful transition into entrepreneurial endeavors. I’d like to thank the SBA for their continued leadership in this effort as we press forward in service of those who have given so much in defense of our country.”
“We’re excited to announce the official relaunch of our ”20/20” Web-based Training program. We’ve added a new grid feature and infinite scrolling design that not only allows clients to peruse our library of updates from the home screen, but offers the option of sharing content via social media outlets. We’ve also enhanced the training modules, giving you access to resources ranging from a library of 20+ business plan templates, to a training calendar that outlines upcoming CED, SBA, & SCORE workshops to aid in advancing the development of your project.”
We’re excited to have been asked to participate in Seymour Johnson Air Force Base’s 2012 “Family Day” program for active duty service-members, reservists, veterans, and their spouses; held at the Corrosion Control Hangar on October 27th in Goldsboro, NC. The program allowed us to not only extend the reach of our “Momentum” Career Series (through which our firm attempts to directly engage the needs of local, North Carolina military installations), but it also allowed us to further our mission of sharing information and entrepreneurial resources with those in our military community who are attempting to navigate through the difficult process of transitioning from active duty service, to civilian life. For a full list of participating agencies or for more information about the event, please contact the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Communications Department. | Click here view the event photos on Facebook.
Just a few months earlier, nearly 200 service-members of the US Army Reserve Center in Cary, NC attended our workshop on Small Business Development, Government Contracting, Military Employment Resources, and Workforce Readiness at the Army Reserve Center of Cary, NC. The event was the first installment of our workshop series, allowing us to further our “2012 Momentum Expo;” a platform developed with the help of New Century Planning to establish a pathway by which our veterans, reservists, and military spouses can gain access to on-the-spot hiring opportunities, entrepreneurial resources, and educational information to help launch their careers post military service.
We’d like to issue a special thanks to TheLadders.com; one of the nation’s most comprehensive job-matching firms; for providing us with Military Employment Guides and free membership cards for accessing their database of executive-level positions. And of course, we are especially grateful to the Army Reserve Center’s leadership for allowing us the opportunity to share resources for the benefit of assisting our men & women in uniform as they attempt to transition into the next stage of their careers.