Rider University & Grand Bank, N.A. complete their Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program for the second year

Dr. Ronald Cook speaks to the class, session 2015   Students listen, participate in classroom discussion, summer 2015

Accepting applications for our next program tentatively set for summer 2016.

Apply Early for 2016! Slots are limited as registration is on a first come, first serve basis, and space is limited. Our session is completed for 2015, but please still feel free to apply for our 2016 session. We will keep your application on file, and you will be given first priority once the program is finalized for 2016. You must be a veteran to be eligible to participate and have a business concept to pursue.

About the Program
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Rider University offers a free, eight week entrepreneurship program in the summer.  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.  It will be run in two phases. Phase one will have veterans develop their business concept. This concept must be finalized before moving onto phase two, the full business plan creation process.  Only veterans whose business concept is approved by the program can move into phase two because to build a business plan at this rapid pace, it has to come from a solid concept. Included in this business plan development program are two additional workshops: one on accounting fundamentals and the other on business research skills.

The class size is limited to 20 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.

Phase 1

Course Structure & Business Concept Development
*Note* - Concept must be approved before continuing onto phase 2

Phase 2

Business Plan Overview and Business Description

Market Research
Industry structure, Industry trends, Competitive analysis, Demographics, Competitive Advantage

Business Research Workshop at Moore Library

Market Plan & Management
Promotions, Pricing, Sales Assumptions and Forecast

Equipment, Supplies, Personnel, Inventory, All Costs

Accounting Workshop

Cash Flow, Income Statement and Balance Sheet

Exec. Summary, Appendices, Wrap up

*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.

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:
Kyle Anacker

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