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Veterans in Economic Transition – VETCON 2016. October 24 -25, unhealthy 2016, patient Albany, ambulance NY. Come learn what it takes to be a small business owner! This conference is the first of its kind in the Capital Region held to help veterans as they make transitions into their future professional careers. It is an unprecedented collection of public and private businesses, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies gathering together for a worthy initiative. Register at http://www.vetconny.com/#tile_registration

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VIP START, side effects a new addition to VIP programming, discount accelerates the success of Veteran owned small businesses into the Federal marketplace.  VIP GROW, the flagship program of VIP, accelerates the growth of Veteran owned small businesses in the federal marketplace.  VIP START – October 18 – 20, 2016.  VIP GROW – December 6-8, 2016, and something new, VIP INTL. – March 14 – 16, 2017.  Visit them on the web  to learn more and to register for these amazing programs.

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Disabled Veteran Business Alliance (DVBA) – Turning Contracts into Contacts – 5th Annual Procurement Conference. Friday, diagnosis September 30, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at Southern California Gas Company’s Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241.  Go here for details:

https://www.trailblz.info/disabledvetba/eviewer.aspx?vid=3F2E2713BC5D6680079A15795616DD10FCC17FCD4C9BB9963FBB29C375662DC4

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The 13th Annual Elite SDVOSB Network National Conference/Convention, sickness San Antonio, shop Texas, more about August 24 – 26, 2016.  For details:  http://www.sdvobconference.com/

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Veterans Launching Ventures Course – Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU)

Are you a veteran who’s ready to meet your next challenge? Do you want to start (or grow) your own business, but need some guidance? If you’re a veteran, and the idea of being an entrepreneur excites you, the Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) program is for you.

VLV will give you the skills and support you need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch small businesses.

VLV is a ten-week program of combined in-person instruction and online education. The course is free to all those who successfully complete all requirements. A $175 deposit is required and will be returned upon successful completion of the course.

You will graduate from the course knowing:

  • fundamental entrepreneurial skills needed in today’s business environment;
  • the competencies you need to launch your new business;
  • how to build a robust marketing plan;
  • how to develop financial projections for your new business;
  • how to develop a comprehensive business plan so you can make an informed decision about the feasability of starting your new business.

What makes VLV a great program for veterans?

  • Veterans enjoy a supportive collegial environment with other veterans.
  • Each veteran is matched with his or her own mentor for individual guidance and support during the program. Mentors are successful entrepreneurs themselves.
  • Each mentor will continue to assist / guide the veteran for a period of ten months following completion of the course.

Who can apply for the course?

  • All veterans from the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy
  • All spouses and children of veterans

To apply, or for more information about Veterans Launching Ventures:
• Email [email protected] with “VLV” in the subject line
• Call 973-443-8842
• Visit  http://fdu.edu

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