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Programs

Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) delivers high quality training, networking and mentoring to women veterans.
V-WISE is committed to women Veterans by providing them the tools to become successful...

Operation Endure & Grow expands on the SBA and Syracuse University ”boot camp” and provides high quality training, networking and mentoring to support Reservists and U.S. Military family members.

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The Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities delivers entrepreneurship training through a one-year “boot camp” for service-disabled veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan who want to start or grow small businesses.
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Offered by Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management in cooperation with the SBA to introduce and train transitioning service members to business ownership.

The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) provides counsel, assistance, socioeconomic data, procurement information and can also direct eligible business vendors to various departmental agencies or bureaus that may have a...

The Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) is designed to provide incentives for major DoD contractors to furnish disadvantaged small business concerns with assistance designed to enhance their capabilities to perform as...

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The Census Bureau's Business Help website provides answers to frequently asked questions about business surveys and provides access to services that can help reduce the burden of reporting, such as online forms, extensions of survey due dates,...

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The Minnesota Reservist and Veteran Business Loan Program provides loans to businesses that are affected when employees are called to active military duty and to Veterans who have returned from active duty and are interested in starting their own...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Socially Disadvantaged Farmers & Ranchers and Veteran Farmers & Ranchers Program makes loan guarantees to approved socially disadvantaged applicants to buy and operate family-size farms and...

Make the Connection is a public awareness campaign by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that provides personal testimonials and resources to help Veterans discover ways to improve their lives. Many of our Nation’s Veterans—from those...