"I am going to do my 20," Suarez said about his commitment to the National Guard.
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"Being an entrepreneur takes discipline. It takes guts.
After working on business plans through the winter, 17 Georgia veterans, ranging in age from 26 to 60 years old from various branches of the military, enlisted in a week long boot camp from March 22 through March 28.
True said this final stage should be a clear demonstration if an idea is ready for an influx of cash or if it would be a mistake to invest money.
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There were sessions on technology, problem solving, financials and government contracts from industry experts.
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Suarez is a former officer with the Smyrna Police Department, and is now working in private security and wants to start his own company, Steel Security.
The Georgia Advancing Veterans Education, or GAVE, program was created by the Coles College of Business to assist military veterans who are aspiring entrepreneurs.
The GAVE participants were eager for even more exact information and inspiration from ordinary people who Nike Air Max 95 Limited Edition have succeeded in business.
True said the boot camp gave the servicemen and servicewomen an excuse to focus full time on their dreams.
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University last month.
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with binders full of information spread out in front of them.
The free program including more than 80 hours of in class instruction, materials, hotel accommodations and meals gave participants a chance to learn from Coles College of Business faculty, small business owners and successful entrepreneurs who volunteered time to teach workshops and lead discussions on how to develop business plans and presentation skills.
"I have worked for places that have the wrong people," Suarez said.
During the boot camp, Suarez said he was constantly tweaking his business plan.
Suarez said the biggest lessons he will take away is about startup costs and that preparation is key.
True said at the beginning of the week one aspiring entrepreneur was not able to clearly explain his business concept in 15 minutes. By the end of the week, he was able to confidently deliver a one minute targeted pitch to potential investors.
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Abraham Suarez, 25, of Smyrna has served in the National Guard for six years.
"It is a crossroads to really see if they are ready," True said.
were set to return to KSU on May 3, when final proposals will be delivered to "angel investors" for feedback and possible collaboration.
Last month, the students presented their preliminary business plans to members of the Atlanta business community, including bankers and consultants.
"There was a lot of stuff I did not account for," Suarez said.
"The application process makes them articulate what they want to do," True said about the proposals for restaurants, information technology projects, new lines in the fashion industry and a wellness clinic for female veterans.
"Plan, plan, plan and write it on paper," he said.
Suarez said he wants to be his own boss, building a team and healthy work environment for his future employees.
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