Starting a Business
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans’ Families (EBV-F) leverages the flexibility inherent in small business ownership to provide a vocational path forward for military family members of post-9/11 veterans. EBV-F is a three-phase program offered through a unique combination of online and in-person instruction at Syracuse University and Florida State University to 50 participants a year.
Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), offered in cooperation with the SBA, provides necessary tools to female spouses and partners of active duty and veterans, and female active duty/veterans, to become successful entrepreneurs through a three-phase online and in-person training program offered to 200 participants per session through two tracks of training; a growth track for participants already in business, and a start-up track focused on potential entrepreneurs.
Operation Endure and Grow (E&G), is an eight-week online training experience focused on the fundamentals of launching and/or growing a small business offered in cooperation with the SBA, is open to 50 National Guard and Reserve members and their families approximately five times a year and includes both start-up and growth tracks.
Engaging on Military Family Issues
The IVMF Voices blog offers a forum for the veteran and military families’ community to share information, express opinions and engage with the ongoing, public dialogue focused on issues and challenges facing veterans in America. Military family members have the opportunity to become contributors and “blog with a purpose;” contributions should be timely and relevant and crafted to inform, inspire and stimulate dialogue and debate among community stakeholders.