SBA crafts programs to help veteran-owned businesses

New Mexico Business Weekly
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 1:56pm MST

The SBA recently led the first Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development.

With Veterans Day coming up Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration is publicizing its programs that help veterans start and grow businesses.

The SBA provides veterans entrepreneurship counseling and training, capital and business development opportunities and greater access to government contracts.

The SBA has expanded its Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities program, which provides training for service-disabled veterans, their family caregivers and National Guard and Reserve members. The boot camp was created by a network of U.S. business schools.

The SBA is also providing $2.6 million over the next three years for two new programs supporting veteran entrepreneurs: Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) and Operation Endure & Grow.

V-WISE focuses on business training, networking and mentorship. It is a three-day online training program with network support structures.

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