Veteran Franchise Workshop

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A host of organizations, including the U.S. Small Business Administration, is sponsoring workshops to help veterans navigate the process of owning their own business.

The SBA, FranNet Carolina, GTCC and Fayetteville State University will host the Veterans Franchise Workshop in Greensboro on Wednesday afternoon. The free event will offer information on business loans specifically for veterans.

The event is hosted as veterans face an 8.3% unemployment rate, according to the Department of Labor. Unemployment for younger vets, post-Gulf War, is posted as more than 12 percent.

Ivan Hankins, SBA Senior Area Manager for the North Carolina District, joined Nicole Ferguson to talk to the ends and outs of entreprenuerial veteran life.

Today's workshop is located at the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship, 1451 S. Elm St. Greensboro. It runs from 1p.m. to 3 p.m., with registration available through, or by calling 336-334-4822, ext. 62001.

For future workshops across the state, you can visit the website above.