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Small Business Bootcamps

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Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers several entrepreneurship and self-employment training programs for veterans. Each is designed to give veterans and military spouses the foundation to launch and grow a small business.

Operation Endure & Grow
For: National Guard and Reservists looking to start a business or grow an existing company.
The Program: An eight-week online training course covering marketing, accounting, production and human resources to develop a cohesive business plan. The course was founded by Syracuse University’s Whitman School of Management and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Cost: $75 registration fee
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Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)
For: Post-9/11 vets who became disabled during their service who want small business management training.
The Program: Offered by eight top universities, this program helps vets build a variety of skills to launch a company. It also provides services to help grow and maintain a business.
Cost: Free
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Operation Boots to Business
For: All veterans interested in entrepreneurship training. This program reaches more than 100,000 veterans every year, including many transitioning out of the military.
The Program: A joint effort between Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Operation Boots to Business is a three-step, online and in-person training program that teaches vets to come up with a business idea, write a business plan, connect with local resources, and launch a company.
Cost: Free
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Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE)
For: Female veterans hoping to become successful in the small business world.
The Program: A 15-day online entrepreneurship course, and three-day conference that includes networking opportunities and courses in business planning, marketing, accounting, production, human resources and more. V-WISE is run by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Cost: $75 registration fee
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