Entrepreneurship program coming to Ipswich VFW

Beginning in January, the Ipswich VFW Post 1093 will partner with a Georgia-based nonprofit to offer an entrepreneurship training program specifically designed for veterans.

The seven-week Wednesday night program, which VetToCEO plans as a national pilot, features a series of parts dealing with sales, marketing, finance, and operations, according to the organization’s website.

It will be delivered in a five-paragraph operations order format familiar to transitioning veterans, according to the site, with each part incorporating inspirational guest speakers and background preparation materials.

Classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Post 1093, 110 County Road, Ipswich, from Jan. 11 through March 8.


Dinner will be provided at each session by the Ipswich VFW, and limited childcare provided by the Ipswich Family YMCA through the North Shore Veterans Collaborative.

If successful, this program could be run in veterans’ posts across the country, according to Post 1093 Commander Ed Marsh.

Those interested should contact Marsh at 978-238-9898, or go to vetbizleaders.com.

Eleven students registered for the free training in the first four days, and Marsh said the class will be capped at 40.

David Rattigan can be reached at drattigan.globe@gmail.com.