Have you ever wanted to launch your own business but weren’t sure where to begin? The Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) certificate course could be the start.
Offered by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the VLV program provides essential training for Veterans and their families looking to open or grow a business.
This free certificate course is designed to help participants seize entrepreneurial opportunities by imparting essential skills and competencies to succeed in today’s business environment, including developing business and marketing plans, devising financial projections, and formulating fundraising strategies.
The course leverages a team of experienced faculty and successful entrepreneurs and combines in-person and virtual learning to create an interactive, informative academic platform. A unique aspect of the VLV course is that Veterans are matched with a mentor who can provide individual guidance throughout the course and up to 10 months following course completion.
The course also allows Veterans to train alongside other Veterans.
Joey Mac Dizon, a U.S. Marine Corps Iraqi War Veteran, is the CEO/co-founder of The Mobile Cigar Lounge and Mission Transition. He completed the VLV course in 2017 and emphasizes the valuable knowledge, skills and support the VLV course provides.
“Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship’s ‘Veterans Launching Venture’ program is an integral part of my business’s success,” Mac Dizon said. “The amount of knowledge, support and resources are fantastic. I continually support and keep up with any news from the organization because they continue to help Veterans, like myself, become an entrepreneur. This is a must for any Veteran or military spouse looking to go into business or grow their business. Thank you to VLV and the staff supporting the program. They really help us achieve the dream of owning our own business.”
The VLV certificate course is free and open to all Veterans and their families. Applications are now being accepted for the spring and fall 2022 classes, and each course can accommodate up to 50 students.
To learn more about this opportunity, visit Veterans Launching Ventures | Fairleigh Dickinson University.
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