Regional Opportunity For Veteran Women Entrepreneurs

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NEWS release

PRESS OFFICE

Release Date:

 November 23, 2012

Contact:

Lola Kress (404) 331-2798

lola.kress@sba.gov

Release Number:

RO-08-12

Internet Address:

www.sba.gov/fl/north

Entrepreneurial Development Training for Veteran Women (V-WISE)

Q & A for V-WISE Conference in Jacksonville, Florida

Main Event:  10-12 January 2013

  JACKSONVILLE – Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a unique entrepreneurship training program, and is coming to Jacksonville on January 10-12, 2013.  It was designed specifically by Syracuse University with the Office of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration, to encourage and support female veterans with an interest in exploring careers/ opportunities in small business ownership.  V-WISE is committed to helping female veterans interested in pursuing careers as small business owners and entrepreneurs. 

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to talk with Natalie Hall, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Meghan Conroy Florkowski, Program Manager, V-WISE and Operation Endure & Grow of Syracuse University and Kimberly Bynum, Deputy Director Military Affairs, Veterans & Disable Services, Office of Mayor Alvin Brown.

 

WHEN:             Wednesday, November 28th 10 a.m. EST:

                                                                 or

                          Wednesday, December 5th 10 a.m. EST:

 

DIAL:                (888) 858-2144 Access Code:  6959700

 

Please dial in on either day to find out if this conference is for you, or to get your questions and concerns answered!

 

The SBA has partnered with Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, to provide veteran women with a unique training opportunity to start or grow a business. This training is open to current veteran women, active-duty women who are transitioning out of the military in the next 24 months, and a spouse or female partner of a Veteran.

 

Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-Wise) is a three phase training program.

In the first phase, participants will complete a self-study 15 day online course, which is focused on the basic skills of entrepreneurship and the language of business. The start date for this program will be December 18, 2012.

 

The second phase of the training will be a three day conference to be held at the Jacksonville Omni Hotel and Resort, 245 Water Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 from January 10-12, 2012. All hotel and conference fees will be paid for by the SBA; however participants are responsible for a one-time registration fee of $75 and transportation to and from the conference location.

 

Phase three of this program will provide on-going support to veteran women through a comprehensive network of mentors and partners.

 

Those interested in this highly energized and exciting program should apply no later than December 14, 2012. Please apply online at www.whitman.syr.edu/VWISEApplication2.

 

For questions related to the V-WISE program, please contact Syracuse University at (315) 443-4629 or Natalie Hall, SBA North Florida Veteran’s Representative, at (904) 443-1902. 

 

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