Using military skills to start your own business

Around six percent of the nation’s small businesses are owned by veterans, with this figure set to increase as self-employment becomes an increasingly popular career choice for those leaving the military… Travel company Trailfinders, property giant RE/MAX, logistics behemoth FedEx, and web-hosting experts GoDaddy. Not organisations that one would consider natural bedfellows, but there is […]

8th November 2019

Officers Explore Self-Employment in New Workshop

The first Self-Employment Discovery Workshop, designed for former Armed Forces officers and their spouses, has been met with positive feedback from attendees. The workshop was delivered by X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) in partnership with the OA. The one-day events help attendees kick-start their business ideas and discover if working for yourself is a viable career move. […]

15th May 2019

Supporting the Next Generation of Veteran Entrepreneurs

The OA and X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) are to launch a series of self-discovery workshops for officers and their spouses keen to launch their own business ideas. The one day workshops will help attendee’s kick-start their business ideas and discover if working for yourself is the right next career move. As well as giving an insight […]

27th March 2019