Highlighting being tapped as Event special Business Financing Speaker/Instructor on November 18, 2015, Pittsburgh. PA, at the 2015 National Veteran Small Business Engagement (one of the largest business development gatherings for vetrepreneurs/vet business owners in the country). http://nvsbe.com/, would be the honor accorded Operation Veteran Empowerment and specifically is veteran founder/creator, Woody Wollesen, for the… Read More


Please do share Highlighting Woody Wollesen and Operation Veteran Empowerment – Tapped as Event special Business Financing Speaker/Instructor scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 11:00AM Session, Pittsburgh. PA, at the 2015 National Veteran Small Business Engagement, one of the largest business development gatherings for vetrepreneurs/vet business owners in the country. http://nvsbe.com/ Also at http://www.ultimatefinancingguide.com/opvet-will-be-speaking-at-national-veterans-small-business-engagement/ Hoping… Read More


Character – The Indispensable Element within All of Business Financing By Woody Wollesen In furtherance/support of his highlighted special presentations on business financing at the upcoming 2015 National Veteran Small Business Engagement, November 18, 2015, 11:00AM Session, Pittsburgh, PA http://nvsbe.com/ It’s rather curious why most business capital discussions routinely ignore the fundamental element of “character”.… Read More


Local Receives Top Kukkiwon Certification by Sally Litchfield Marietta Daily Journal October 25, 26, & 27, 2015 Marietta resident Woody Wollesen, 72, recently received the gold standard certifications for Master/4th Dan from Kukkiwon. Wollesen, a senior military veteran and two-time Taekwondo champion and U.S. record holder, was honored by Kukkiwon, the premier international vetting and… Read More


American Empowerment / Ultimate Financing Guide / Operation Veteran Empowerment Articles Directly Confronting Our Economy’s Dismal Outcomes With Recommended Guidelines for Analyses and Remedies to Correct –  An Ongoing Series Real world facts: Only about half of all new establishments survive five years or more – only one-third survive 10 years or more. (US SBA… Read More


Rather astonishing is how often the alleged core causes for small business successes or failures (even when lacking credible factual evidence) through sheer force of repetition can often take on lives of their own – fictions versus “real world” facts. One does not have to wander far to hear the resilient echoes for alleged business… Read More


As comprehensively covered within the last installment of the ongoing VetLikeMe series on business and financing, the latest study and figures respecting franchise ownership are less than encouraging. http://vetlikeme.org/vetrepreneurs-and-vet-business-owners-continue-to-ignore-risks-and-realities/. SBA franchise loan failures were found to be one in six (covering only write offs after all borrower collateral has been liquidated). New Study (May 14,… Read More


Published at VetLikeMe     http://vetlikeme.org/vetrepreneurs-and-vet-business-owners-continue-to-ignore-risks-and-realities/ Confirming what have been and continue to be the realities across all business genres, regardless of age, maturities, size, or industry type, small business risks and failures are dramatically increasing. The latest small business market segment to be analyzed for increased risks and discontinuances, shows that one in six franchise SBA… Read More


The Business Financing Systems Do Not Work – Why and Why Not? Looking First at the Enterprise Side of the Equation Part III of a continuing series on Small Business Financing (July 12, 2015) – See,http://vetlikeme.org/the-business-financing-systems-do-not-work-why-and-why-not/ As noted in Part I of this VetLikeMe series, the current systems of traditional business funding simply do not… Read More


The Business Financing Systems Do Not Work – Why and Why Not? Part II of a Continuing Series on Small Business Financing – See, http://vetlikeme.org/business-financing-systems-do-not-work-why-and-why-not/ As noted with Part I of this VetLikeMe series, the past and current systems of traditional business funding simply do not work. Such do not deliver adequate timely financing when… Read More