Women Vetrepreneurship Program

The Women’s Business Development Center’s Women Vetrepreneurship Program (WVP) in partnership with the Illinois Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) offers services and program for women veterans looking to launch a new business and grow their business for economic security and independence.

The WVP program seeking to provide economic security and independence includes:

  • Back to Basics: Building your Business Bootcamp, a 4 week training series focused on developing startup and emerging businesses.
  • One-on-one counseling services
  • Direct lending and financial assessment
  • Networking and support among participants through the Women Veterans’ Affinity Group
  • Social services resources from our network of partners
  • Mentoring program pairing successful women business owners with program participant

Military Veterans Scavenger Hunt:

Military veterans who want to kick-start or expand a small business have an opportunity to make connections and expand their resources at the Military Veterans Scavenger Hunt on Friday, October 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, 18 S. Michigan Av., Suite 715, Chicago. Register here.

For more information, please contact Associate Director of Veterans Programs, Ariel Shivers-McGrew at amcgrew@wbdc.org


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