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Free bootcamp to help veterans start businesses

December 18, 2012

war to entrepreneur

Saint Francis University’s Enactus team and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) are partnering with VetAdvisor® to offer a free five-session workshop to help veterans start their own businesses. The "From War to Entrepreneur" program will teach aspiring entrepreneurs the basics of business planning, marketing, and various aspects of the financial, legal, and accounting issues facing new businesses.

The hands-on “bootcamp” is open to anyone who served in the U.S. armed forces. Classes will be taught by Saint Francis faculty and business professionals, and will be held at the University’s Small Business Center in Loretto. The program begins on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 and sessions will be held biweekly from 5 to 8 p.m.

At the end of the program participants will receive a completion certificate along with continued help from Enactus and the Small Business Development Center to move business concepts to reality.

The registration deadline is Friday, January 18, 2013. To register or for more information, please contact 814-472-3369 or nbauman@francis.edu.

About Enactus

Enactus is an international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic ,and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world. Enactus chapters are currently active on more than 500 campuses of the United States and in 39 countries of the world. For more information visit www.enactus.org

About PA Small Business Development Centers

Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers are a network of 18 university and college-based centers across the state. SBDCs provide consulting services and educational programs to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their small business. SBDC consultants work with entrepreneurs in confidential, one-to-one sessions to help them with a range of business issues including testing a new business proposition, shaping a business plan, investigating funding opportunities, and much more. For more information visit www.pasbdc.org.

About VetAdvisor®

VetAdvisor® provides proactive preventative care to military veterans, supporting them throughout their journey by managing behavioral health, wellness, financial, and employment issues. VetAdvisor® also consults with corporate HR and management teams to teach organizations how to recruit, retain, and interface with military veterans and service members. For more information, visit www.myvetadvisor.com.