The U.S. Small Business Administration 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 Small Business Administration; 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 program should apply no later than December 14, 2012. Please apply online at http://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.