Service Credit Union is excited to announce that it will be partnering with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network (VETRN) to host a “Streetwise MBA” program for veteran business owners at its corporate headquarters this fall.
Starting in September 2019, this 26-week program will feature 13 weeks of Saturday morning classroom sessions with 12 to 20 participants, as well as 13 weeks of peer-to-peer mentoring sessions. The course curriculum will include strategic planning, financial management, cash flow forecasting, marketing a small business, sales methods, human resources, developing a growth plan, access to capital, legal issues and government contracting.
“As an organization that has always been dedicated to serving our military and improving their financial well-being, we are excited to help support veterans with the training they need to grow their businesses and achieve their long-term goals,” said Aimee Sundstrom, community relations manager at Service Credit Union.
Additionally, VETRN announced a partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration earlier in July which includes $100,000 in funding for its Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Pilot Training Program. The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program will equip participants with the resources and networks necessary to grow their small businesses.
To qualify for the program, applicants must be a current business owner with at least one year of operation and one employee (not including the owner), and annual revenues of $75,000 or more.
Veteran business owners interested in finding out more information or applying for the September 2019 program can visit vetrn.org to complete an application, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The VETRN program began in 2014 and has graduated more than 40 veterans with a mission to provide veteran small business owners and family members an opportunity, free of tuition, to attend a program in entrepreneurship that is being put on exclusively for veterans in order to provide them with the skills, resources, mentoring and networking necessary to grow their own small business. VETRN has an Exclusive Arrangement with Interise, a large Boston-based nonprofit, to teach the nationally-recognized, award-winning “StreetWise MBA” program to veteran cohorts.