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February 14, 2013

Take the next step to starting a business after your Military service

IS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU? 

Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Returning veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs.  According to the most recent U.S. Census Data, veteran-owned firms represent 9 percent of all U.S. firms.  These 2.45 million veteran-owned businesses employed 5.793 million individuals. If you have a passion and the drive to start a business, this intensive training workshop is a perfect fit for you!

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW 

The Two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self- Employment Intensive Training Workshop is offered in collaboration among the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF), the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

We are recruiting 30 interested transitioning service members and veterans to participate in the workshop, you will learn if starting a business is right for you, if your business idea is feasible and much more!

WHEN:  3 and 4 April, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:   Airman and Family Readiness Center, PDC Room 148

POC: Joy Hopper

Phone Number: 228-5690

Email: joy.hopper@dm.af.mil

ELIGIBILITY 

You must be a transitioning service member, veteran or spouse interested in starting a business.

TO REGISTER: 

Phone number: 228-5690

PARTICIPANT BENEFITS 

After the two-day workshop, you will have created a Feasibility Analysis Deliverable that will serve as the basis for future business planning efforts. It is designed to assist you in developing an ‘actionable’ plan for subsequent efforts focused on launching a new venture.




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