New virtual courses for starting, growing business offered exclusively for active military and veterans in N.J.

A new program that helps active-duty military personnel, veterans and their families start or grow a business has been announced by the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at Fairleigh Dickinson University.

The program, called Veterans Launching Ventures, will be offered at no charge thanks to the sponsorship of TD Foundation and Wells Fargo, and was created in partnership with FDU and Stockton University.

Veterans Launching Ventures consists of four modules that will offer both on-demand and live virtual training courses, professional consulting support and workshops.

The first three modules are comprised of nine self-paced on-demand classes.  These classes will focus on the basics of entrepreneurship, idea generation and feasibility testing.  The modules, which will also feature weekly live workshops, are available as of Monday.

The fourth module is designed for those looking to open a business within the next six months.  It consists of a nine-week business planning course and provides access to resources and personalized consulting.  The module becomes available on Tuesday and will culminate with a business plan pitch competition June 29.

More information is available by email at or by phone at 201-692-2236.

Registration for the program is now open at

The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers Network provides services and programs for small and midsized businesses in New Jersey.  It has 11 regional centers and over 20 affiliate/satellite offices across New Jersey and offers no-cost consulting, training and resources to help entrepreneurs start, grow and prosper in the Garden State.