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Marylyn Harris | July 19, 2013

Published on July 17, 2013
Marylyn Harris, executive director for the Women Veterans Business Center, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how their organization is helping women veterans successfully run their own business.

Marylyn Harris, executive director for the Women Veterans Business Center, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how their organization is helping women veterans successfully run their own business.

On Bauer Business Focus — A conversation on fostering entrepreneurship in women veterans with Andrew Schneider, business reporter for KUHF 88.7 FM.

The journey from active duty to civilian life is complicated, and women veterans often find unique challenges as they return to work after serving.

Marylyn Harris, executive director for the Women Veterans Business Center, stopped by Bauer Business Focus recently to discuss how the organization helps women veterans successfully run their own businesses.

“Entrepreneurship is a viable alternative career for many veterans, women veterans included,” Harris said. “We are used to being leaders, used to being self-motivated and driven, all the things entrepreneurship requires.”

The Women Veterans Business Center works to develop programming to promote entrepreneurship to clients as a means to resolve the growing problem of homelessness in the women veteran population.

“The VWISE (Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship) conference is a two-day training with start-up business courses on everything from business management, accounting, strategy, techniques and resources. It’s a wonderful mini comprehensive preparation for women veterans to get their business started. They have a whole lot of support during and after to get their business growing.”

Click here to hear the full interview.

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