Veteran Entrepreneurial Program

Rider University & Grand Bank, N.A. launch
Veteran Entrepreneurial Program

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Trenton Times Writes Article on Veteran Entrepreneurial Program
Rider University program offers vets the skills to get
their businesses off the ground

Dr. Ronald Cook speaks to the classStudents listen, participate in classroom discussion

Registration is currently closed
However please still feel free to apply as we will keep you on a wait list in case something changes with an existing participant and a space becomes available. Also, if the program is repeated, you will have the first seats in the next session, if you are still interested.

About the Program
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Rider University will be offering a free, seven week entrepreneurship program in the summer of 2014.  This program will have veterans develop a business plan to explore a venture idea or guide an existing business, and will take place at Rider's Lawrenceville campus.  During the first week of the program, students will participate in workshop on accounting fundamentals, scheduled for June 17th, and is then followed by another workshop on June 19th regarding library research skills. The next 6 weeks will be comprised of once a week classroom sessions and veterans will be creating their plan as they learn.
The class size is limited to 15 students to allow for instructor feedback and individualized attention, which is vital during the business plan creation process. 

Upon completion of the program, veterans will receive one year of mentoring as they pursue their venture dreams.

Program Schedule*

All classes will meet for 3 hours in the evening on the dates indicated below.

Pre-session workshops  

Accounting Fundamentals: June 17
Library Research: June 19 

Business Plan Sessions and Topics Covered 

Business Plan Overview & Business Description: June 25
Market Research: July 2
Industry structure, Industry trends, Competitive analysis
Demographics, Competitive Advantage

Market Plan & Management: July 9
Promotions, Pricing, Sales Assumptions and Forecast

Operations: July 16
Equipment, Supplies, Personnel, Inventory, All Costs

Financials: July 23
Cash Flow, Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Exec. Summary, Appendices, Wrap up: July 30

*Tentative schedule- subject to change

Applying to the Program
Interested applicants should complete the registration form and they will be notified of their acceptance after a review of their information. Space is limited, deadline for enrollment is June 1st or until class is filled.

This program has been made possible through our partnership with our sponsor, Grand Bank, N.A., who shares our vision of helping foster veterans’ personal and professional growth through entrepreneurial training.

For further information please contact:
Amber Kopp