Veterans and Small Business Community Challenge

The Veterans and Small Business Community Challenge is an experiential training program designed to accelerate and enrich small business recruitment, onboarding, and hiring of Veterans across Canada.

Business owners will:
  • Gain new hiring and retention strategies and tools
  • Learn about Veterans as an untapped hidden talent pool
  • Gain a new perspective on a day in your life as a leader

Be recognized as a Veteran Ready Employer, an organization that values what Canada’s military Veterans can bring to their workplaces and are ready to find, hire, welcome, and retain them.

Veterans will:
  • Gain situational awareness about civilian jobs
  • Learn about small- to medium-sized business SOPs
  • Sitrep on a business challenge with a local entrepreneur, applying your unique military skills
  • Engage with a research-backed psychometric assessment that supports the identity shift that transitioning members often face.
  • Gain a gut feel for a day in the life of a small business owner

Plus: All participants who successfully complete the program will earn a Micro-credential in Small Business Acumen that can be used on LinkedIn profiles and resumes.

For organization leaders, the three-module training series will run weekly on consecutive Tuesday mornings, from 8:00–9:30 AM ET, on October 18, October 25, and November 1. 

The sessions are 90 minutes and packed full of hands-on tools and strategies that can be used that very same day.

For Veterans, the three-module session will be delivered on consecutive Thursdays from 8:00–9:30 AM ET, on October 20, October 27, and November 3. 

Seats are limited for our Fall 2022 registration. Find more details by clicking the button below.

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Are you a small- to medium-sized business owner who is…

  • …struggling to find and keep great staff?
  • …noticing that the ways you used to find staff are not working anymore?
  • …competing with and losing staff to other businesses?
  • …feeling overwhelmed by all the ‘turnover tsunami’ and ‘skills shortage’ headlines?
  • …just tired of how frustrating hiring is right now?

We can help you hire better. Find the right people, right now. What have you got to lose…or gain?