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VETRN Announces Expansion of the VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ Program To Lawrenceville, New Jersey in 2020

Lee Goldberg News

Veteran Small Business Owners and Family Members in the New Jersey Tri-State area are now invited to apply for participation in the next VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program, to begin in April 2020 at the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. This award-winning program is designed to support Veteran-owned small businesses to build operational capacity, increase revenues, and create sustainable jobs. The New Jersey VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ is tuition-free, and is being held exclusively for existing veteran small business owners and their family members in New Jersey.

“VETRN is proud to announce that it has entered into an Affiliation Agreement with GAMBIT Services, LLC to serve as the VETRN New Jersey Champion. Under this arrangement, GAMBIT will have exclusive responsibility for identifying veteran small business participants and teaching the VETRN Streetwise ‘MBA’ programing in New Jersey. GAMBIT Services is a woman-owned consultancy led by Irene Mata, President.

Rafael Mata, Vice President of Business Development at GAMBIT Services stated “Irene and I are very excited that VETRN has selected us to teach the VETRN Streetwise ‘MBA’ program in New Jersey. This award-winning program is all about supporting our passion, which is to assist local businesses in the New Jersey communities and to help train veteran small business owners so they can successfully grow their businesses”.

“Given Rafael and Irene’s track record of successfully working to support the various local New Jersey communities, along with their passion and dedication to helping veteran small businesses owners, I am thrilled to welcome them into the VETRN family and know that VETRN and the veteran community will take much pride in the results of their efforts and the successful business growth of the New Jersey veteran graduates” said Lee Goldberg, VETRN President.

This tuition-free, six-month 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. Businesses that have completed the StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program have created jobs at 8x the rate of the private sector as a whole.

The April 2020 program will cover topics vital to small business success, including strategic planning, marketing and sales, human resources, business strategy development, and 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 VETRN Guest Experts and its Professional Resource network to assist them as needed.

The New Jersey VETRN Streetwise ‘MBA’ program is designed for existing 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 have secured more than $3 billion in government and institutional contracts. If you are interested in applying to this award winning program, apply via the VETRN website at or go to the GAMBIT website at to learn more about how to complete a program application.