WASHINGTON, May 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
What: StreetShares is America's small business funding community with a particular focus on funding Veteran owned small businesses. To honor Military Spouse Appreciation Day, StreetShares is offering a special opportunity for military spouses to invest in Veteran owned small business for free. For the first 200 military spouses who sign up to become a member, StreetShares will issue a $25 Veteran Business Bond that will immediately go to work, earning a fixed 5% return while funding Veteran entrepreneurship. In addition, military spouses and all StreetShares members receive a $250 account bonus for each and every small business borrower they refer who accepts a StreetShares loan.
Why: Military Spouse Appreciation Day was founded in 1984 to recognize the contributions, support and sacrifice made by the 15M+ current and former military spouses - both those in active duty and Veterans.
Research has uncovered the limited educational and employment opportunities for spouses, with 90 percent of female military spouses having reported being underemployed or overqualified for the positions they hold in addition to earning 38 percent less than their civilian counterparts. StreetShares is giving power and earning potential back to these spouses while supporting Veteran entrepreneurship.
How: Military spouses can learn more and take advantage of the $25 Veteran Business Bond offer by signing up to become a StreetShares member here.
When: Campaign will run through Sunday, May 8th and free $25 Veteran Business Bond is open to first 200 spouses who sign up to become a StreetShares member.
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