Program offers training for veterans with small businesses

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A program based in New Hampshire will offer training for military veterans who are small business owners.

The Veteran Owned Small Business Growth Training program will equip veterans with resources and networks to grow their businesses.

Applicants must be a current business owner with at least one year of operation and one employee, and annual revenues of $75,000 or more.

The 26-week program based in Portsmouth starts in September and will feature classroom and mentoring sessions. The curriculum will include strategic planning, financial management, cash flow forecasting, marketing the small business, sales methods, human resources, developing a growth plan, access to capital, legal issues, and government contracting.

The program was recently announced by the U.S. Small Business Administration in a partnership with the Veteran Entrepreneurial Training and Resource Network.