Top Business Resources for Women Veteran Owned Businesses
If you’ve recently returned from serving our country, and are looking to grow your woman and veteran-owned business, it’s great to know there are several resources available to help you. These resources include business training options, networking, and funding. Here are some of the top sites you will want to check out to help get your business up and running.
Sometimes business is not about what you know, but about who you know. These organizations will point you in the right direction for meeting the right people.
National Veteran Owned Business Association
– Want to know who your colleagues are and what they are doing right? The NaVOBA is a great place to start.
Veterans Business Network
– If you are still looking to expand your network after checking out NaVOBA, then check out the Veterans Business Network. You’ll meet a lot of like-minded people who can help you achieve your business goals.
Center for Women’s Veterans
– The Center for Women’s Veterans offers several helpful resources including business networking.
Women Veterans Rock
– Looking to connect with other women veteran business owners? Look no further than Women Veterans Rock. One of the best thing about this organization is they hold local events for networking.
If your business game is not quite up to speed, don’t let it hold you back. Instead seek out some of the organizations that offer training for veteran business owners.
Operation Boots to Business
– This organization helps veterans make the transition from soldier to a business owner.
The Vets Group
– The Vets Group provides business and IT training to vets. This organization will not only provide you training but also will help line you up with other helpful federal resources for vets.
– Veteran Women is an awesome organization for veteran women who are also business owners. They offer training, networking, and helpful resources to help you get your business where it needs to be.
Small Business Loan Resources
Now that you have some networking and training contacts, let’s talk about how you can get funding as a veteran and women-owned business. Here are some of your top options.
Veteran Small Business Award
– Street Shares offers a Veteran Small Business Award each month. The prizes are $5,000, $3000, and $2,000 to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, respectively. You may need additional funding, but it can’t hurt to apply for this award if you are a veteran and business owner.
The Jonas Project
– The Jonas Project offers all sorts of business help for women veterans including funding prep. Check out The Jonas Project website for more information.
Veterans Business Fund
– The Veterans Business Fund is a non-profit organization that provides veterans with supplemental capital that is required to help veterans secure a small business loan.
– Shield Funding bad credit business loans provides funding to veterans and women who have bad credit. The application process is quick and simple and you’ll be well on your way to building your thriving business.
The resources listed above will help you build your woman veteran-owned business upon returning home from serving our country.
Sam is an expert in small business financing and has been CEO at Shield Funding for more than a decade. The company has funded more than 1000 small businesses and has been a significant contributor to the phenomenal growth that many of those companies have experienced.
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