Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp at GSU

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– The CenterPoint for Entrepreneurs at Governors State University is hosting a Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Thursday, November 19, 2008. The event runs from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is part of CenterPoint’s week-long celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

The Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is offered at no cost to veterans or the families/business partners of those serving in the military. The event is co-sponsored by Phoenix Business Solutions, Behold Signs and Graphics, Great Lakes Bank, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Designed by Military Veterans, the full-day event offers support and information on entrepreneurship to veterans as well as the families and business partners of servicemen and women currently on active duty.

The event features presentations and seminars from industry professionals, opportunities for free one-on-one business counseling; lunch with a panel of ex-military business owners, and access to CenterPoint’s numerous entrepreneurial services and resources. Break-out workshops will focus on a variety of topics including business operations, business financing and the Patriot Loan, human resource management, cash flow management, and business planning.

“The Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp offers the perfect combination of resources tailored specifically to address the needs of military personnel,” said CenterPoint director Hilary Burkinshaw. “Veterans will have the opportunity to learn from entrepreneurial experts, other military veterans, and one another during this exceptionally informative event.”

Seating is limited to 100 participants and pre-registration is required. For additional information and a full listing of Global Entrepreneurship Week events, contact The CenterPoint for Entrepreneurs at (708) 534-4929 or visit www.centerpointgsu.com.

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The CenterPoint for Entrepreneurs is a unique collaboration between Governors State University, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), and the U.S. Small Business Administration. They provide expert management assistance to 600 entrepreneurs a year as they develop, grow, finance and improve their businesses.