On the Island of Martha’s Vineyard, small business owners often emerge by necessity. At ACE MV it is our goal to offer classes, workshops, resources and partnerships to provide Islanders with an opportunity to develop the small business skills required to grow and sustain local businesses built around the industries, trades, crafts and skills they already possess.
For small business owners, managers, employees, or any community members looking to develop the skills necessary to running a small business, we offer small business support classes through the School for Offseason Survival.
For learners interested in pursuing a longer-term, academic business certificate track, we offer an 18-month Small Business certificate program in partnership with Bristol Community College. This program is tuition-free and paid for by federal funding from a Congressional earmark from Congressman William Keating.