Transforming Military Veterans into Successful Business Owners

Free Entrepreneur Training for Veterans

April 13, 2016

Project Opportunity, a free entrepreneurship class for veterans, is returning to the Southern Maryland Region this spring, thanks to a partnership with the St. Mary’s County Office of Economic Development, the Calvert County Department of Economic Development, the Southern Region Small Business Development Center, and the Southern Maryland Job Source.

Project Opportunity is a 10-week intensive course that offers training, outreach services, technical assistance and financing opportunities to veterans who are considering starting a business or expanding their current small business. Coursework covers everything from fine tuning a business plan to locating resources and launching a business.

“The partnerships formed to put this year’s class together and the enthusiasm of these partners speaks extremely well for the community’s commitment to veterans in Southern Maryland,” stated Joe Giordano, founder of Project Opportunity. He’s excited to provide a third session of Project Opportunity to the Southern Maryland veteran population. “I look forward to continuing this partnership and, hopefully, to be able to offer this training on an annual basis,” Additional financial support has been provided by Rollout Systems, American Legion Post # 82, Facchina, and AMEWAS.

Giordano, a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant, started Project Opportunity on the Eastern Shore in 2010. Since then Giordano and his team have successfully worked with over 150 veterans.

The session begins at 6:30 p.m. Space is limited and interested veterans should visit the Project Opportunity website at to register.

For more information about how to participate and register, contact Calvert County Department of Economic – 410-535-4583