Veteran Small Business Owners

VETRN Announces its 2019 StreetWise ‘MBA’ Program In Portsmouth, New Hampshire For Veteran Small Business Owners and Family Members

Lee Goldberg News

Veteran Small Business Owners and Family Members in New England are now invited to apply for participation in the next VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program, to begin on September 21, 2019 at the Service Credit Union corporate headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This award-winning program is being held to support veteran small business owners in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. It is designed 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.

The VETRN MBA program, which is taught nationally, is a 26 week program, including 13 weeks of classroom work and 13 weeks of peer to peer mentoring. VETRN uses a peer-based learning method to provide small business owners with the business knowledge, management know-how, and relationships they will need to achieve scale.

To date, VETRN has graduated more than 40 veteran small business owners from this outstanding program, with many success stories to date, rave reviews and testimonials from its participants. In 2017, 91% of VETRN small business owners retained profitability, with 89% of businesses maintaining or adding new jobs.

“VETRN is proud of its exclusive veteran small business classes to date and is excited to bring the next StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program to Portsmouth, NH for veteran small business owners and family members to help them grow their businesses. We look forward to continuing the expansion of our veteran classes and the successful growth from our veteran business owners,” said Lee Goldberg, VETRN President.

The September 2019 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.

The VETRN program accepts veteran small business owners that generate revenues of $75,000 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 and learn more about this award-winning program see videos and read testimonials. You can then apply to the September 2019 program being held in Portsmouth, NH by filling out a short application right on the VETRN website or by sending an E-mail to either or