“We are so pleased to bring this important opportunity to women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on base,” said Jennifer Pilcher, founder of MilitaryOneClick...
Washington DC (PRWEB) April 05, 2013
MilitaryOneClick has teamed up with Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, to identify promising local and aspiring women business owners who are military veterans or military spouses to participate in the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps (WVEC) conference and competition in McLean, Virginia, April 29 and 30, 2013.
As part of this local search, MilitaryOneClick will host a free Military Ladies Night Out “Pitch Party” on Wednesday, April 17th 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Joint Base Andrews where participating women will receive expert feedback on their two-minute elevator pitch from Count Me In experts, network with other entrepreneurs, and learn more about business growth opportunities through WVEC.
MilitaryOneClick will provide light refreshments and a chance to chat with ladies in the DC military community. Although targeting women entrepreneurs, you do not need to own a small business, just the desire to develop the skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Come hang out with the MilitaryOneClick Chicks, El Brown, Army Spouse 2012 and Founder of Kinderjam, Count Me In experts, and many other military ladies who rock! **No childcare will be provided - it's a night out just for you!
To guarantee your seat, RSVP to wvec(at)countmein(dot)org.
Developed by Count Me In with generous support from Capital One Financial Corporation, WVEC is designed to provide a strong community of support for women business owners with military backgrounds, as well as the tools, education and resources needed to help these women grow their small businesses quickly and sustainably, significantly contribute to the growth of local economies and create new jobs. In addition to the live events, the initiative includes Count Me In’s Business Accelerator Program for qualified women in the post-start up phase, access to financing, mentoring and national media opportunities.
According to a survey released by Count Me In and Capital One in October 2012, while 55 percent of women veterans said it was their leadership experience in the military that inspired them to start their own businesses, nearly half of these women (46 percent) report that they do not have business plans in place for the next one to two years, a shortcoming that can impact growth and profitability. They also recognize that they have more to learn about building and expanding their business.
“We are so pleased to bring this important opportunity to women business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs on base,” said Jennifer Pilcher, founder of MilitaryOneClick. “Less than three percent of all US women-owned businesses grow to $1 million in revenues, which is a great loss in economic potential. We need to support our women vets and military spouses in helping to change this trend. Through WVEC, they can attain the tools and resources needed to grow, create jobs, and foster economic stability for their families and the economy.”
Women at every stage of growth are invited to attend the MilitaryOneClick-hosted Military Ladies Night Out Pitch Party on April 17th, where they can benefit from tips and feedback on how to make their business pitch work for them in securing new business, financing, vendors and employees. All women entrepreneurs are also encouraged to attend the WVEC conference and competition in McLean April 29 and 30, which will feature nationally renowned experts in financing, marketing, franchising and government contracts, and scaling smart, as well as cash prizes and unparalleled networking opportunities with a growing community of motivated women business owners from across the country. For more information about the Women Veteran Entrepreneur Corps, visit http://www.countmein.org/WVEC.
About Count Me In
Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence is the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses to million dollar enterprises. Count Me In launched the Make Mine a Million $ Business Competition to inspire one million women entrepreneurs scale their businesses to a million dollars in business revenues in the next decade by providing tools, skills, and the support of a nation-wide community of peers.
The mission at MilitaryOneClick is to enhance the lives of military families and friends of the military community in just one click! Our site, MilitaryOneClick.com, connects you with the latest news, job opportunities, deals, and countless other valuable resources. We strive to hire members of the military community as part of continued efforts to support our mission. If you are interested in joining our dynamic team or more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact us at support(at)militaryoneclick(dot)com.