VIDEO: Veterans Invited To Apply For VETRN StreetWise MBA Program

FRAMINGHAM – VETRN stands for the Veterans Entrepreneurial Training & Resource Network.

Founded by Lee Goldberg, a Vietnam veteran who is giving back to his community, VETRN aims to help military Veterans.

To date, there have been 45 graduates of the executive education program.

Veteran Small Business Owners in New England and family members are now invited to apply for participation in the next VETRN StreetWise ‘MBA’™ program, starting in September 2018.

Each cohort consists of a class of 15 individuals, who come together at Dean College in Franklin.

This award-winning program 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 in order to help them grow their businesses. We look forward to continuing our veteran classes which we are seeking to fill no later than September 1st,” 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.

Owner of Shamrock Overhead Door, Josh Smith, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, said he found the program to be extremely worthwhile.

“Through this program alone, I was able to grow an additional 45 percent in revenue within a short time,” said Smith. “Knowing the ins and outs of business, while meeting key contacts helped Shamrock Overhead Door to grow. I would highly recommend this course to veterans or spouses and family members of a veteran-owned business, “ he said.

The September 2018 program will cover topics vital to small business success, including strategic planning, marketing and sales, human resources tactics, 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 the VETRN professional resource network to assist them as needed.

Customized for Veteran-owned businesses in MA, RI, NH and Maine, the VETRN program is designed for existing veteran small business owners that generate revenues of $50,000 or more annually, have been in business for at least one year, and have one or more employees.

If you are interested in growing your business, please, apply to this award-winning program and start growing your business.

Contact Ingrid Centurion, LTC US Army Retired, Email ingrid@vetrn.org for additional information.

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