Dr. Vanessa Guyton, the CEO of Consulting Experts & Associates, LLC, and a 10 year Army Veteran, was selected and attended the Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) Training Conference held in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado from November 14-16, 2013. The goal of this conference was to integrate participant’s leadership, integrity, focus and drive into a premier educational training program taught by accomplished entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship educators from across the United States, and to inspire women to be entrepreneurs (V-WISE, 2013) . This conference brought together women from all branches of the military who are veterans, military spouses, and active duty service members. The participants were either successful entrepreneurs or desired to become one. This mix allowed women to network, discuss their business practices, and give advice to women who are just starting their new ventures.
The training included an intensive 15 day online course that provided business strategies and a 3 day conference. The 3 day event included successful entrepreneurs, and subject matter experts who gladly gave their business advice and met with participants about their businesses. Additionally, participants attended classes on various subjects, to include: business planning, marketing, financing, government contracts, human resources, business law and technology. The instructors were all very knowledgeable and provided valuable tools and techniques to enhance business operations.
Dr. Guyton stated, “This was the best networking conference I have ever attended! The conference was very organized, started on time, and provided me with valuable information that I can use to enhance my business and share with my team and clients. I also met some awesome women who inspired me to continue my journey. I encourage everyone women entrepreneur to attend, because the training is invaluable and will take you and your business to another level.”
The V-WISE conference is FREE and includes guest speakers, classes, resources, tools, gift bags, meals, and hotel stay! Spread the word to Women Veterans and Military Spouses about this great learning and networking opportunity. This conference will definitely inspire the entrepreneur inside of you.
Visit http://whitman.syr.edu/vwise/ for more information on participating in the program or to become a sponsor.