Women Veterans Entrepreneurship Training

Support for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs and Spouses

The Women Veterans Entrepreneurship Training (WVET) is a program of LiftFund, a non-profit small business lender, and a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. We provide innovative business support services like business and professional skill trainings, accelerator programs, individual consultations, small business loans and other services 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.

LiftFund is dedicated to supporting business owners, especially women veterans and their spouses, through business education and business consulting. Since 1994, LiftFund has been proudly serving the San Antonio small business community with consultations and trainings to entrepreneurs at all stages of their business. Whether you need a start-up business plan, or advice and seminars on business and market planning to grow your business, we are here for you.

Services we provide:

– Small business workshops and online training sessions
– Business Consultation and financial guidance throughout the loan process
– Business loans ranging from $500 to $1 million with affordable fixed interest rates for startup and established businesses
– Loans to purchase equipment, inventory, market your business, hire and retain employees, leasehold improvements, and purchase or lease buildings
– Business loans to individuals who have limited or no personal credit SBA 7a Community Advantage loans and SBA 504 Guarantee loans

Schedule an appointment with a WVET Program Representative by emailing wvet@liftfund.com. Please indicate the city in which you are located.

2018 WVET Business Accelerator

LiftFund is proud to announce its inaugural Women Veteran Business Accelerator hosted by the Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training (WVET) Program. The 9 week digital accelerator will run from January 18 – March 8, 2018, and will focus on the following topics:

– Growth Strategy                      – Marketing

– Sales                                         – Finance

– Networking                               – Transitioning from Veteran to Business Owner

Over the course of the program, participants will take part in a combination of expert led workshops and peer-to-peer discussions all designed to help them improve their business processes and set a solid foundation for growth. Through networking with other veteran and spouse owned small businesses, participants will develop a solid support system they can count on as they continue their entrepreneurial endeavors and transition from military to civilian society.

Accelerator Participant Requirements:

– Must be active owner of business (50%+)

– Business must be in operations and making sales

– Must be committed to growth

– Must be able to attend and actively participate in at least 14 of the 16 sessions

Apply Today!  Click HERE to submit your application.

Loan Products

LiftFund offers a 5% interest rate on small business loans to all U.S. military veterans. Learn more about our loan products! Click HERE.

Resources

LiftLearn offers free financial and business management tips and tools to start and grow your business. Click HERE.
Looking for a business plan or financial plan template? We’ve got some free and easy-to-use downloads. Click HERE.
Wondering if you are ready for a business loan? Take our quick assessment and find out. Click HERE.

 

Contact Us

Email us at wvet@liftfund.com or call us at 210.374.2170. WVET is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas with field representatives throughout Texas.

 

The LiftFund WVET Program is funded in part through a collaborative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

LiftFund is proud to be one of three organizations hosting the Women Veterans Entrepreneurship Program. Our peers include Bunker Labs and Syracuse University.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two days in advanced.