Military wives get biz workshop – Metro US

Military wives get biz workshop

After experiencing her first class with a group of like-minded women, Deborah Delaney was bubbling with excitement.

Snatch the Pebble, originally called Mommy Money, is a free six-week business skills workshop created by student Maeghan Smulders and her group from Mount Royal University.

“I came out of there buzzing,” said Delaney, a military wife who wants to start her own not-for-profit interior design company.

Delaney, whose husband is a lieutenant-colonel with 41 Canadian Brigade Group, was looking for added skills to help get her venture off the ground.

“(Students In Free Enterprise teams), come up with ideas all on their own on how to enrich the community with economic benefits,” said Smulders.

Smulders’ group designed the course that Delaney and six other military wives are taking and with the team will be presenting it at a regional competition on March 5.

Vance , a teacher of entrepreneurship at MRU, who was with the navy himself, suggested the students, who take turns teaching the course, offer their course to military wives.