Learn the Risks Before They Happen
Through in-person training experiences, one-on-one consulting and access to small business loans, the Travelers Small Business Risk Education program is setting a new standard for high-quality small business education.
Phase 1: Insurance and Risk Management Workshop
Travelers’ Risk Control professionals provide free training sessions for small business owners to help them understand basic safety risk management concepts.
Phase 2: One-On-One Consulting
Business owners who attend a workshop move on to develop a safety-related risk management plan in a personalized, one-on-one consultation with Travelers’ Risk Control professionals. Participants are asked to present completed risk plans within a six-week time frame.
Phase 3: Microloans – Access to Capital
Businesses that complete a risk management plan are eligible to apply for a microloan, funded and administered by VEDC, which would provide funds to support implementation of the risk management plan.
Special Client Testimonial
-Elizabeth Figueroa, Owner and Founder of Elizabeth J. Figueroa & Company
What the Program Developers Have to Say
“As a small business insurer, Travelers understands the crucial role small businesses play in our local communities and in sustaining economic vitality. Through our partnership with VEDC, Travelers aims to provide the skills and resources to establish, grow and maintain the successful small businesses that fuel the American economy.”
-Tara N. Spain, Second Vice President, Community Relations and Vice President & COO, Travelers Foundation
“Our mission is to create and sustain jobs in our communities; so the SBRE program is a natural fit for us. By leveraging Travelers’ risk control expertise and providing the necessary access to capital, we’ve been able to provide some of our region’s job creators and innovators with tools that will contribute to a stronger local economy and a better quality of life.”
-Roberto Barragan, President and CEO, VEDC
Aug 09Aug 9 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDTChicago ILSep 21Sep 21 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDTNew York NY
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