Small business owners in New England are invited to apply for participation in the 2nd VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program, to begin in September 2017. This award-winning program is taught nationally and is designed to support Veteran-owned small businesses to build operational capacity, increase revenues, and create sustainable jobs. The VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ is tuition-free, and is being held exclusively for existing veteran small business owners and their family members.
“VETRN is proud of its exclusive veteran small business classes to date and is excited to bring the next StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program to veteran small business owners and family members to help them grow their businesses. We look forward to continuing our veteran classes and to successful growth from our veteran business owners,” said Lee Goldberg, VETRN President.
This tuition-free 13-week program uses a peer-based learning method to provide small business owners with the business knowledge, management know-how, and relationships they need to achieve scale. In 2015, Businesses that completed the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program created jobs at 8x the rate of the private sector as a whole. The 2016 program was attended by 12 veteran small business owners and received rave reviews and testimonials from its participants.
The September 2017 program will cover topics vital to small business success, including strategic planning, marketing, and sales, human resources tactics, business strategy development, access to capital and new contracts. Participants will be assigned a Mentor at the beginning of the program and will emerge with a successful, three-year strategic growth plan and over 100 hours of combined peer-to-peer mentoring, work assignments, and classroom training in areas vital to small business success. They will also have access to the VETRN professional resource network on a pro bono basis to assist them as needed.
Customized for Veteran-owned businesses in MA, RI, NH, Maine and CT, the VETRN program accepts those veteran small business owners that generate revenues of $100,000 or more annually have been in business for at least one year, and have one or more employees. Past Streetwise ‘MBA’TM alumni nationwide have secured almost $3 billion in government and institutional contracts. Please check out our website at vetrn.org and learn more about this award-winning program, see videos and read testimonials. You can then apply to the September 2017 program by filling out a short application right on the VETRN website.[Official Press Release]