Utah Launches One-Stop Shop for Veteran Entrepreneurs

State and local leaders, along with representatives from veteran service providers, businesses and the U.S. Small Business Administration last week announced a new partnership designed to connect veteran entrepreneurs with training, education, loans, marketing and business guidance, college credit for military service and other support.  

The Utah Veteran Owned Business Partnership will provide Utah veterans — a population which stood at 150,000 in 2013 — a one-stop shop to help them transition to civilian life, reported Deseret News.

“What we’re trying to do is make it easy for them to find those services and connect with them so they can spend their time and energy bringing jobs to the economy and progressing,” said Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams. “Now Utah veterans can cut down on time and effort and see all of the resources that are available to support our veterans at the click of a mouse.”

Plenty of local, state and federal resources for veterans were available, but many became frustration finding them.

“Finding the right information in the right place was very, very difficult,” said Spencer Randle, owner of Wasatch Indoor Bike Park, which hosted last week’s announcement.

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