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SBA Creates Programs For Veterans

Written by Jenna Weiner
Published: 11/11/2010

The Entreprenuership Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities expands to seventh school

In honor of Veterans Day, the U.S. Small Business Administration is joining forces with a major East Coast university in order to help men and women returning from active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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The SBA will team up with Syracuse University to launch two new programs that help veterans learn about small business. The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities, now expanding to a seventh school, Louisiana State University, seeks to help women veterans, National Guard members and Reserve members. The program will use $450,000 from the SBA and Syracuse for the next three years, giving veterans the opportunity to get training in how to run their own business.

"When you consider the leadership and management skills our veterans develop while on active and reserve duty, it's no wonder we see more of them pursuing their dreams as entrepreneurs and small business owners," SBA Administrator Karen Mills said regarding news for small businesses. "Through our partnership with Syracuse University, we are continuing to strengthen the tools and resources available to them."

Other SBA programs were in the news recently when the agency honored graduates of its Emerging 200 Initiative in Milwaukee. The e200 program focused its educational seminars on Native American small businesses. 

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