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LIFTFUND LAUNCHES SMALL BUSINESS ACCELERATOR FOR  WOMEN VETERAN ENTREPRENEURS

San Antonio – The Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (WVET) program, a collaborative initiative between LiftFund and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), is accepting applications for its inaugural Women Veteran Business Accelerator through December 1, 2017.

The primary beneficiaries of the accelerator are female veterans and female military spouses who own and operate a small business in the state of Texas.  Up to 20 small business owners will be selected to participate in nine weeks of expert-led workshops and webinars focused on sales, marketing, finance, and transitioning from veteran to business owners.  This program will run from January 18 – March 13, 2018, on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00-5:30pm.

To be considered for the program, veterans must have honorably served, regardless of length of time.  Participants must be able to attend and actively participate in at least 14 of 16 sessions.  Participants must be established business owners actively managing at least 50% of the business. The business must be in operations and making sales, and be committed to growth.  This program is only open to participants who reside and have businesses located in the state of Texas.

“Women veteran entrepreneurs are an increasingly important part of the Texas economy,” said LiftFund President and CEO Janie Barrera.  “We are grateful to the SBA for recognizing the need to further support women veterans and their spouses. Through the WVET program, LiftFund will continue its commitment to serve veteran entrepreneurs to help them grow their businesses and give back to their economies.”

To learn more about the Women Veteran Business Accelerator program, visit www.liftfund.com/wvet.

About Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training program

The Women Veterans Entrepreneurship Training (WVET) is a program of LiftFund, in collaboration with the the U.S. Small Business Administration. The program offers innovative business support services to veterans and their spouses, including professional skill trainings, accelerator programs, individual consultations, loans and resources through strategic partnerships with other small business service providers throughout the state of Texas. The LiftFund WVET Program is funded in part by the US Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development.

About LiftFund

Established in 1994 in San Antonio, LiftFund is a financial and business-support service organization that helps entrepreneurs strengthen their businesses, stabilize and increase their incomes, create employment and contribute to the economic revitalization of their communities. LiftFund has the nation’s largest microlender portfolio and is committed to providing capital to entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources. Since its inception, LiftFund has made over 19,000 loans totaling more than $250 million. LiftFund operates in 13 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Mexico, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. To learn more about LiftFund visit www.liftfund.com.

 

 

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