UTAVBOC Take Five Program

Please note that this 5-Minute Classes website (and all of the videos and worksheets) were created by Jennifer Croft, who also created these websites: Seniorgevity (a site with assisted living and memory care facilities and care homes in Denver) and Strengths Coaching and Training (a site for StrengthsFinder training). She also wrote the copy for a site about motorcycles and one for dry eye treatments in Denver.

Welcome veterans! Thank you for your service to the nation, and congratulations on your decision to start your own business! 5-Minute Classes is proud to partner with the University of Texas Arlington Veteran Business Outreach Center (UTAVBOC) in creating the TAKE FIVE program, just for veterans.

As part of the TAKE FIVE program, you will watch five 5-minute videos, covering exploration, marketing, and business start-up (see below). The TAKE FIVE videos will provide you with a snapshot of the path you’ll follow to owning your own business. If you’re already in business, think of this as a 5×5 refresher course, a way to circle back and make sure that you’ve covered all your bases.

In addition to watching the 5-minute videos, as part of the intake process for UTAVBOC’s Business Beyond the Battlefield, you will also fill out three worksheets that correspond to the videos. When you’ve completed your three worksheets (see below), please e-mail them to utavboc@uta.edu.

Get started by taking this Self Employment Assessment Quiz, and then move on to Video #1.


Video #1 – Is Self Employment Right For You

The Self Employment Assessment Quiz is the worksheet for this video.



Video #2 – Test Your Business Idea

No worksheet required for this video.



Video #3 – Intro to Marketing

Worksheet: Marketing Plan – 1 Year Worksheet PDF
Worksheet: Marketing Plan – 1 Year Worksheet Excel



Video #4 – First 10 Steps In Starting A Business

No worksheet required for this video.



Video #5 – How To Set Up A Support System

Worksheet: 1-Page Business Plan Template PDF
Worksheet: 1-Page Business Plan Template Word


Thanks for completing the TAKE FIVE program – don’t forget to e-mail your three worksheets to utavboc@uta.edu.