Entrepreneurship Essentials for the Military Community

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From service to success -- entrepreneurship resources for the military community

Are you a veteran, military spouse, or member of the military community and want to learn more about starting your own business? This free United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) event series offers you the resources and tools to help you succeed.

You will hear from highly regarded experts in business development and intellectual property (IP) protection, as well as successful military spouses and veteran entrepreneurs who will share tips on topics ranging from: 

  • Protecting your brand and ideas
  • Market analysis and financing
  • Honing in on your business plan

A question-and-answer session will follow each presentation.

You can register to attend any or all of the webinar sessions. To learn more and to register, please select from the list below.

For more information, you can email militaryoutreach@uspto.gov.

Past events

Experts from the USPTO, in coordination with the Veterans Business Outreach Center at Mississippi State University, will provide an overview of the different types of IP and the importance of understanding each type.

Join us in cooperation with Fleet and Family Support Center San Diego and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center to learn about starting your own business.

Join us in cooperation with Camp Pendelton's Family Member Employment Assistance Program (FMEAP) and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center to learn about starting your own business.

Join us in cooperation with Naval Station Rota and Naval Station Rota's Fleet and Family Support Center to learn about starting your own business.

Join us in cooperation with Fort Campbell Army Garrison, Fort Campbell Spouse Employment Center, and the Veteran's Business Outreach Center to learn about starting your own business.

Join us in cooperation with Hanscom Air Force Base to learn about resources for starting your own business.

Jun 9, 2023 - Virtual and Honolulu, HI

Join us in cooperation with the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam's Military and Family Support Center, to learn about resources for starting your own business.

Mar 28, 2023 - Virtual and MacDill AFB, FL

In cooperation with the MacDill Military & Family and Readiness Center, the USPTO is offering a workshop to help you learn more about starting your own business and the resources and tools that can help you succeed.