VETRN’s President, Lee Goldberg and Program Manager, David Ferrara are excited to announce the start of the 2022 VETRN MBA Online program for the Fall of 2022. The 2022 online cohort is expected to include 20 or more veteran small business owners and family members from across the country. This class starts our 8th year of the VETRN MBA training program, teaching veteran participants how to successfully grow their veteran owned small business. To date, 90 veteran small business owners and family members have graduated from the VETRN program, with many successes and successful pivot stories to date. The VETRN MBA program is free of charge
To all of you who have provided VETRN with sponsorship and support in 2021 and in prior years, thank you for your support and for helping veterans and family members achieve their dreams and goals of becoming successful small business owners. We hope that you will continue to provide your support for our 2022 VETRN Online program.
As the VETRN MBA program is now a national online program, identifying local mentors for each of our class participants continues to be a challenge. In addition to our own substantial list of mentors, guest experts, panel judges, and professional resources, who have selflessly volunteered their time, our heartfelt thank you goes out to Ray Milano and the SBA VBOC regional offices, the regional SBDC and SCORE Chapters, and to TMA Global and its local Chapter Presidents, for providing access to local resources so that every VETRN participant across the country has access to a personal mentor.
As is the 2021 VETRN Program, and in recognition of the continuing revenue and cash flow challenges to small businesses throughout the USA, we will continue to teach our two classes in 2022 on: “How to Manage Through a Financial Crisis” and “Understanding How to Deal with your Lender”. VETRN will also continue with the option of preparing a 12-month turnaround plan in lieu of a growth plan. VETRN will also continue with contracts with LivePlan and IBISWorld to provide additional tools and resources to our VETRN participants to augment its intensive 14-week curriculum.
So, as we begin our 8th year of the VETRN MBA program and our 3rd year of online programing, David and I are very appreciative of everyone involved with the VETRN program and are excited about teaching this year’s 2022 cohort. We look forward to the continued expansion of the VETRN MBA program, our veteran small business network, our VETRN graduate community and the VETRN support community in the years ahead.