Community Navigator

About The Program


SBA Community Navigator LogoAn initiative of the American Rescue Plan, the SBA Community Navigator Pilot Program is designed to reduce barriers for underrepresented and underserved entrepreneurs and improve access to programs and resources they need to recover, grow, or start businesses. The program includes a “hub” organization at the center of a network of “spoke” organizations that engage trusted community advocates to support small businesses. Of the eight Tier One Community Navigator hubs funded, IVMF is the only hub providing dedicated support for military-connected small businesses.

Spoke organizations will partner with the IVMF to support veterans and military spouses with entrepreneurship education, technical assistance, loan preparation, capital readiness, and opportunities for corporate and federal contracting and networking.

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The right information and resources can make all the difference in the success of your small business. The COE Veteran Entrepreneurship Resource Library offers original and curated content like articles, videos, data infographics and websites that deliver insights and advice to help you on your journey.

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The Hub


Institute for Veterans and Military Families

The IVMF at Syracuse University is the first national institute in higher education singularly focused on advancing the lives of the nation’s military, veterans, and their families. IVMF research regularly highlights how military-connected business owners face a range of unique barriers, including a fragmented ecosystem, capital readiness, and difficulty navigating networks and resources. IVMF will lead support for veterans and military spouses with entrepreneurship education, technical assistance, loan preparation, capital readiness, and opportunities for corporate and federal contracting and networking.

“We are honored to continue working with the SBA and our vast network of partners to ensure that veterans and military spouses to receive efficient, timely, and comprehensive access to services and resources they need for resilience and success where they are, and when they need them in their entrepreneurial journey.” – Michael Haynie, Ph.D., Vice chancellor for Strategic initiatives and Innovation, Barnes Professor of Entrepreneurship and IVMF Executive Director.

Locations


The Spokes


Bowers and company logoBowers & Company CPAs, PLLC

National
Accounting & Financial Services
Business Counseling

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Dog Tag logo

Dog Tag

New York & Washington D.C.
Nonprofit Organization
Business Training

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Iona university

Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Iona University

New York & Washington D.C.
Private Institute of Higher Education
Training & Counseling

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Inlab logo

InLab@HCC

Florida
Public Institute of Higher Education
Business Training

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FSU logo

Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship

Florida
Public Institute of Higher Education
Business Training

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ATM logo

McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship

Texas
Public Institute of Higher Education
Business Training

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military spouse jd network

Military Spouse JD Network Foundation (MSJDNF)

National
Nonprofit Organization
Training & Counseling

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National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)

National
Advocacy Organization
Business Training

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onegroup logo

OneGroup

National
Insurance Agency
Business Counseling

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Peoplefund logo

PeopleFund

Texas
Financial & Educational Assistance
Business Training & Counseling

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Pursuit

New York & Pennsylvania
Nonprofit Organization
Business Counseling

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saint jopsephs uni

Saint Joseph’s University

Pennsylvania
Private Institute of Higher Education
Business Training

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streetshares
StreetShares Foundation, Inc

National
Nonprofit Organization
Business training

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UTA Arlington logo

UTA ComNav

Texas
Public Institute of Higher Education
Training & Counseling

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West Virginia university research

West Virginia University Research Corporation

West Virginia
Financial & Educational Assistance
Training & Counseling

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