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Free Entrepreneurship Course for Veteran Women and Spouses Offered at American Legion Conference

WASHINGTON , March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion and the U.S. Small Business Administration, along with Syracuse University will present a two-day small business workshop in Washington D.C. March 22-23 for veteran women, active duty service members and women partners/spouses of service members interested in starting their own small businesses. 


The entrepreneurial training program, called "For Her Entrepreneurship—Resources, Opportunities, Experiences & Support" (For HEROES)—is being offered in conjunction with the American Legion's 54th annual Washington Conference at the Washington Hilton.

The intensive two-day course will cover financial planning, tips on getting start-up capital, developing a business plan and tips on marketing a small business.

Those who complete the two-day program will also have access to an eight-week online "Foundations of Entrepreneurship" course, offered by Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). The SBA, The American Legion and Syracuse University have partnered to create this training program to help women military veterans establish success as small business owners.  

WHAT: For HEROES Women Veterans Small Business Workshop

WHEN:   Saturday, March 22 & Sunday, March 23, 2014
              8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE:  Washington Hilton—1919 Connecticut Avenue NW 
              Washington, DC 20009
              (202) 483-3000

HOW: Register for the course at the event site:

Advisory Number: MA14-09

Contact: Carol Chastang (202) 205-6987 
Internet Address:


SOURCE U.S. Small Business Administration

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