Appleton program for veteran businesses gets grant

APPLETON — Veteran business development programs in Appleton are one of six receiving $400,000 in grants from the state.

Fox Valley Technical College Foundation Inc. was awarded $94,708 for programs designed to help veterans start or expand their own business. The money will be used for entrepreneurial training and support, mentoring, networking opportunities, and help with accounting and legal fees.

About 11 percent of businesses in Wisconsin are veteran-owned and account for about $20 billion in annual sales, according to the state...


Ken Notes: I am pro vet! but shouldn`t we help anyone wanting to start a business in Wisconsin. Every Tech campus and UW campus should have an entrepreneurial center that serves as a co-working space, offering mentoring and networking opportunities. Free to students and recent grads, low cost for others. Local ED professionals should be incorporated into the system to provide help with business plans, accounting, legal issues, startup funding and other business related issues. WEDC / Gov. Candidates I`m telling you this idea is low hanging fruit that will yield much!!!!!

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