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Fund Your Veteran-Owned Business through Competitions
Looking for veteran-owned business grants? Consider startup competitions and small business contests to fund your veteran business.
Where’s the Money?

Where’s the Money?

Sourcing Capital for Your Business

Identifying and accessing sources of debt and equity capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs is a never ending challenge.

Join us for an overview of this resource guide to sources and types of capital for small businesses in the Twin Cities to St. Cloud, Duluth and the Western Wisconsin border from Superior to Lake Pepin. 

Grant Writing Class Two Part Series

The Louisa Forward Foundation, in partnership with the Louisa County Chamber of Commerce, will host this two-part grant writing series with Susie Miller. This class is open to all nonprofit organizations and businesses in Central Virginia.

Minority-owned, veteran-owned, women-owned, tourism or agri related businesses are encouraged to attend. *LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE

Part I: Tuesday September 26, 10 am - 4 pm at Betty Queen Center, 522 Industrial Drive, Louisa

Establish a Professional Domain, Website, & Email for Your Business

In this webinar, small business owners will learn the importance of a domain as the cornerstone of their online identity and how to maximize its potential. Designed as a guide for businesses in establishing a strong online presence.

Success Story
ESNTL Headshots
"My name is Michael Woodland, a retired Military Veteran with 22 years of service in the U.S. Army. I have now ventured into the realm of photography. My journey into photography was sparked during my involvement in competition shooting and managing a YouTube channel covering various topics. One of my sponsors requested a product photo, and it became evident that I lacked the expertise to operate the camera proficiently. Consequently, I made a resolute decision to enroll in a photography class at the community college to grasp the nuances of handling the equipment. Following the photography
Success Story
Create & Eliminate
My name is Gregory VanLeer and I'm a US Navy Veteran. I did 4 years in the service from 2010-2014. I graduated from CSN with an AS in Electrical Maintenance back in 2021. I've been working for Clark County Water Reclamation District as a lift station mechanic since October 2018. I got the idea for my business by talking to a friend from the military a few years back and that's when I first learned about laser rust removal. I opened the company in February 2022 with no equipment or prior experience but with an idea that I didn't want to lose. Back in February 2022, I left work abruptly for 2
Success Story
The Good Stuffed Food Truck
Roger & Angela LLC, more commonly known as The Good Stuffed Food Truck formed in May of 2022 as my 20-year career in the Car Business was coming to an end. With everything in the world happening such as COVID-19, the worst inventory shortages of all time, the inflated prices on all vehicles, the greed of the industry, and a Sales Manager with the empathy of a rock. After 17 Years at the same dealership, it was time to go. Luckily we have Angela, somebody has to bring money into the house. She works with the Physical and Developmentally Disabled Population as a Case Manager. She was a Non
Business Builders Workshop: Atomic Marketing

Join us for an interactive session on Atomic
Marketing. The concepts facilitated in
the session are inspired by James Clear’s
book, Atomic Habits. A lot of businesses
struggle with their marketing strategy and
outcomes. The disconnect with success
can often be linked to the system. It is
the day-to-day habits you integrate into
your marketing strategy that make all the
difference. We will explore what some of
those day-to-day strategies are and how
these strategies can be implemented NOW.

In the News
Rockin’ the Boateak: Local Jewelry Designer Lissy Rawl
While Rawl felt confident in the creative aspects of her new business, she knew she needed help with the logistics of running a company and contacted the local SCORE chapter to partner with a mentor. As luck would have it, she ended up with two—Joe Eisenberg and Frank Lipari—who offered instrumental insights on managing cash flow, packaging, and marketing, as well as helping her develop a formal business plan.

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