The South Palm Beach chapter of SCORE, a source for free and confidential advice for small business entrepreneurs, recently launched a new business grant and training program designed to ease the transition for Veterans into civilian life.
Due to the higher than average unemployment rates among Veterans and the expected influx of new Veterans from the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the “Pathway to Business Success Foundation” grant and training program seeks to lessen the gap by providing business counseling and assistance in business planning and development to recently returned service members.
The South Palm Beach chapter of SCORE is currently seeking eligible participants who successfully demonstrate both a need and a viable business plan for the program’s kick off in January 2012. The grants can be used to buy equipment, for marketing or other services that will contribute to the success of the business. Participants need to be a Florida resident and a Veteran of the post-9/11 era.