March 8, 2016

Our Priorities

PRIORITIES

RESEARCH AND POLICY

  • Evaluate and assess research and policy
  • Organize current knowledge that exists in the field of veteran entrepreneurship
  • Create and drive new and necessary research
  • Advocate using data to influence strategies and policies that will have a positive impact on business creation and growth for transitioning servicemembers, veterans, and their families
  • Cultivate networks – evaluate current networks and take steps to close gaps and/or establish new networks

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Design, develop, and deliver innovative programs
  • Create a clearinghouse for veteran small business connected curriculum
  • Identify and disseminate best practices
  • Develop standards for veteran connected small business programming and curriculum
  • To provide supportive services for stakeholders, VOBs, employers, and veteran entrepreneurship educators within the ecosystem

COLLABORATION AND PARTNERSHIP

  • Serve as the bridge to connect all stakeholders and networks
  • Build and maintain strategic partnerships
  • Create and connect supply chain opportunities
  • Mentor VOBs and other stakeholders
  • Establish consortium of educators and small business leaders