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UTC's Veteran Entrepreneur Program

"This program taught me to ask a few key questions that immediately tell me whether to get involved in this mess or run," Moldenhauer said.

This weekend the third class of The University of Tennessee At Chattanooga's Veteran Entrepreneur Program or VEP will graduate. It's a program that helps local vets improve their businesses.

Bret Moldenhauer is an acupuncturist who helps people with all kinds of conditions and issues. He's an Army veteran and a graduate of the VEP.

He was working with Olympic sprinter Dee Dee Trotter when he had a great idea to combine acupuncture with other therapies so athletes could get a total body treatment in one session.

"I kinda had this idea," Moldenhauer told us. "You all get in and work on the athlete at the same time."

Bret was part of the first VEP class. The program provides free training in entrepreneurship and small business management for local veterans.

"The connections that they have helped me build in the business world are going to make all of the difference," Glen Shackley from the class of 2014 said.

Bret Moldenhauer's business has taken off the last couple of years, and says his business growth is a direct result of the VEP program.

"This program taught me to ask a few key questions that immediately tell me whether to get involved in this mess or run," Moldenhauer said.

Moldenhauer currently works with about a dozen world class athletes. He has worked with track stars such as Lolo Jones and Tyson Gay.


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