CenterPoint at Governors State University Sponsors Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp

University Park, IL–(ENEWSPF)– CenterPoint at Governors State University is hosting its semiannual, award winning Veterans Entrepreneurial Boot Camp on Wednesday, November 18, 2009. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m.

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, Accion Chicago, Governors State University, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

Designed by military veterans, the full-day event is the only one of its kind to be held in the South Suburbs and offers support to the families and business partners of our servicemen and women currently on active duty.

The day features presentations and seminars from industry professionals, opportunities for free one-on-one counseling, lunch with a panel of ex-military business owners who share their entrepreneurial journey, and access to CenterPoint’s numerous entrepreneurial services and resources. Break-out workshops will focus on a variety of topics including frugal and effective marketing, SBA business financing options and the Patriot Express Loan, doing business with governments, 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 or to register, contact The CenterPoint for Entrepreneurs at (708) 534-4929 or visit