Accion U.S. Network joins partnership to provide veteran small- business owners with another source of support

The Accion U.S. Network has joined Citi and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) to provide financing to those participating in the Citi Salutes: Realizing Your Dream business plan competition for veteran entrepreneurs. Accion will provide crucial access to microloan capital and technical assistance for graduates of two the IVMF’s entrepreneurship training programs including: Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) and Boots to Business, both joint initiatives of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Graduates of V-WISE and Boots to Business who are ready and able to build strong businesses will be able to begin the process of securing financing by interacting directly with Accion through a web portal that will go live in January 2014.

A link to the full release on the partnership can be accessed, here.

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