The Small Business Administration this week launched Veterans Small Business Week, a seven-day series of events designed to engage former members of the military and ensure they have the tools they need to start or grow a business. Keeping that spirit alive throughout the month as the nation prepares to honor and show its appreciation for veterans, members of the armed forces, and military families on Veterans Day, Capital One Financial Corporation and Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, announced that they will bring together women business owners and business growth experts from across the country to participate in the second Women Veterans Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) Conference, November 18-19, 2013, at the Capital One Conference Center in Plano, Texas.
WVEC, the result of an ongoing partnership between Capital One and Count Me In, is designed to help teach and inspire women veteran entrepreneurs to fuel the growth of their small businesses and create new jobs for veterans and civilians across the country. The conference is part of Capital One’s $800,000 commitment to support WVEC , a training and mentorship program designed to help established women small business owners who are veterans, spouses/domestic partners of veterans, or daughters of veterans conquer daily business challenges and plan ahead for future growth and success.
“Capital One is excited to partner with Count Me In to host the second WVEC Conference,” said Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Financial Services, Capital One. “The breadth of information presented at this event can empower women business owners and entrepreneurs to take their businesses and ideas to the next level. At Capital One, we understand the value small businesses bring to local economies and through our partnership with Count Me In, we are combining our expertise in small business development with our commitment to help entrepreneurial women veterans grow their businesses –– a step that not only benefits them personally but also supports local economies and job growth.”