Kawartha Lakes Mums Hosts Kinmout Veteran Facebook Chat August 4 , 7 pm!
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Kinmount Veteran Melissa Moody, just returned from the POE business boot camp for disabled veterans.
Melissa will be taking time from her busy day as a mum and birth photographer to answer your questions about this unique program and her business on Kawartha Lakes Mums Facebook Page August 4 , 2016 at 7 p.m.
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Participants in this live chat will gain points at the party for entries in the Mother and Baby Gift Basket draw that Melissa is offering area residents as a door prize at the Kinmount Funfest.
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Curious about the POE business boot camp?
Here are some details about the POE business boot camp that Melissa attended last week.
Military Transition Business Boot Camp Helps Transitioning Canadian Armed Forces Members Start Businesses !ST JOHN’S, July 18, 2016 – Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE), a program of Prince’s Charities Canada, started its seven-day business boot camp for transitioning Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members at Memorial University of Newfoundland yesterday.
POE provides business education to transitioning CAF members and veterans. The program helps military members embarking on their second careers to start their own businesses and create economic and social impacts in their communities. Initially developed as Based in Business by Enactus Memorial (a community of student, academic and business leaders enabling progress through entrepreneurial action) in 2008, the seven-day boot camp provides an opportunity for participants to focus on their next mission and their own success.
University Collaboration Plays Key Business Boot Camp RoleCommunity and student collaboration are key components of the boot camp experience. Throughout the week, professors at Memorial University, on a volunteer basis, share their expertise and industry knowledge in the classroom. Undergraduate students from Enactus Memorial, are paired with participants and provide one-on-one guidance to begin crafting plans for their businesses. Strong community support comes from local entrepreneurs who share their experience at networking events and local organizations that contribute to the program through meal sponsorships.
“These military members will be ready to start their second careers,” said Lynn Morrissey, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Business Administration responsible for the genesis of the program, as well as managing training for the week.One of the military participants, Jody Mitic, a double amputee, author and Ottawa city counsellor who served in the Canadian Armed Forces for 20 years, is planning to open a gym. It will be fully accessible and focused on the inclusivity of children. His gym will have a community approach to fitness and be staffed by veterans.
“At Memorial, we are proud to support military members’ transitions and offer this group of 20 participants the skills and confidence they need to succeed in business.”
“At boot camp, I hope to develop a plan that will guide me each step along the way to my goal,” said Mr. Mitic. “I’m looking for a map and compass to help me build my business idea.”POE is the only program of its kind in Canada.
“We have seen many inspiring stories of business success,” said Amanda Sherrington, president and CEO, Prince’s Charities Canada. “His Royal Highness is deeply committed to supporting the military community, for whom he serves as colonel-in-chief to seven regiments.”
Since 2012, 161 businesses have been started by the 250 graduates of the POE boot camps.
About the program:
The Prince’s Operation Entrepreneur (POE) is a made-in-Canada program of the Prince’s Charities Canada that combines two of HRH The Prince of Wales’ lifelong interests: encouraging entrepreneurship and support for the Canadian Armed Forces.
The program’s founding partners are Enactus Memorial, Futurpreneur Canada (offering financing and mentoring to young entrepreneurs) and Prince’s Charities Canada. POE provides education, mentoring and financing options for transitioning members of the military interested in their starting their own business. Supporters of the program include:
- Government of Canada,
- True Patriot Love,
- Wounded Warriors Canada,
- TD Bank,
- The John C. and Sally Horsfall Eaton Foundation,
- Garda World,
- Cobs Bread,
- Boeing and
- Via Rail.
About Prince’s Charities Canada
The work of Prince’s Charities Canada (PCC) is focused on The Prince of Wales’s core interests that have been well-established in the United Kingdom for more than 30 years. These include:
- Improving the lives of disadvantaged youth,
- Responsible business,
- Improving the built environment,
- Regeneration of heritage,
- Environmental sustainability and
- Support for the armed forces.
Find out more at www.princescharities. ca
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