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Entrepreneurship Training Program for Veterans 

Boots to Business RebootVeteran Owned Business InfoReboot Sponors

When:

Tuesday

October 27, 2015

8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Where:

The Innovation Center

1636 Popps Ferry Road Biloxi, MS. 39532

Registration

https://b2brebootgulfport.eventbrite.com

For More Information:

Call: Mark Scott (662) 325-4990

Email: [email protected]

Or

Lance Foster (228) 863-4443 Ext.
222

Email: [email protected]

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Brought to you by:

SBA Mississippi District Office

Veterans Business Outreach Center at

Mississippi State 

www.sba.gov/ms

boots_to_businessBoots to Business is an introduction to starting a business for veterans and transitioning military. The entrepreneurial education and training program is offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).

Speaking at a recent “Boots to Business” boot camp, rx James Williams, the lead economic development specialist for the Richmond, Virginia District Office of the SBA, told the story about a group of his peers who sold sandwiches to pay for college tuition.

“We laughed at them,” he said. “Fast forward to today — they’re called Subway.”

“Boots to Business” is part of a push to better prepare troops for life after the military and improve TAP, the target of many a veteran’s distain for what has previously been considered to be a superficial approach to transition. Formerly aimed only at troops close to separation, the program was recently opened to all veterans and troops, regardless of how much time they have left in the service.

Williams said that “Boots to Business” serves as a reality check about the very difficult road ahead for anyone starting a business. He added that the structure and discipline troops learn while in the armed forces serves them well in business, but that there’s often an adjustment to leaving the military bubble, with its free health care, readily available services and housing stipends.

“One of the big hurdles is becoming acclimated to civilian life again,” he said. “They have been in a protected kind of life, separated from the general population — some of them have separation anxiety.”

“What we’re really looking to do is give them a vehicle by which they can think about, ‘What is the feasibility of my dream?’ ” he added. “In the end, if you decide, ‘This isn’t for me,’ that’s still a success.”

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business CoachingContracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

Boots to Business: VAMBOA: By Debbie Gregory

SBA Michigan District Office

Starting or Growing a
Veteran-Owned Business?

Sign up for Boots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for
veterans and their spouses. Part one is a one day Introduction to Entrepreneurship
course instructed by SBA resource partners.
This course’s curriculum includes steps for evaluating business
concepts, foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan, and
information on SBA resources available for accessing start-up capital and additional
technical assistance. Part two is a
eight week high touch instructor-led online course called Foundations of
Entrepreneurship which is available to those who complete part one the
Introduction to Entrepreneurship.

BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT -PART ONE
Date: Thursday,
October 22, 2015
Time: 8:00 am –
4:00 pm
Location: Grand
Valley State University
The Bicycle Factory
Room 330
201 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

For more information please contact VetBizCentral at
810-767-8387.

To register: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/boot-to-business-reboot-tickets-18187181349

Seating is limited to the first 50 veterans.

Brought to you locally by:
Small Business Administration
VetBizCentral
Michigan Small Business Development Center
SCORE

Cosponsorship Authorization # 15-2110-147. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

SBA Fresno District Office

GROW your Small Business with the State of California’s
Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise & Small Business Certifications!

Each year, California’s Procurement Division purchases nearly $10 billion of goods and services ranging from pencils to temporary labor for state agencies, institutions, community colleges, technical institutes and other organizations.  A percentage of these purchases are ‘set aside’ for firms that are certified by the state as Small Businesses and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises.

This FREE webinar will teach you the step by step process to be certified as a Small Business and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise. Hear from experts with SBA, the Veterans Business Outreach Center, (VBOC) and the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) who can assist you for free.  Learn how to obtain these certifications, market to contracting officers, and GROW your company with government contracting.

Click here to register for this free webinar: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grow-your-small-business-state-of-california-dvbe-sb-certifications-tickets-18544626477

SBA Arizona District Office

Date: September 17, 2015

Time: 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Please arrive promptly.

Location: SBA Training Center on 2828 N. Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Phone (602) 745-7200. We are located at the Southwest corner of Thomas and Central.

Why You Should Attend:

Learn about Veteran Services and Programs available from the U. S. Small Business Administration

  • Starting your business – Business Development Plan
  • Financing Your Business – Vet Advantage & Military Reservist Economic Injury Loans
  • SBA Loan Clinics – Special two hour training classes held the first Wednesday of every month to explain the SBA loan process, eligibility and which lenders are making loans
  • Growing Your Business – Funding for expansion
  • Contracting Opportunities – Service Disabled & Veteran Owned Businesses
  • Counseling – Veteran Business Development Officer, SCORE, SBDC and Women’s Business Centers

These seminars will provide a unique insight for both aspiring veteran entrepreneurs and those already in business!

Non-validated parking is available in the building garage or limited free parking on the side street. There is no charge to attend this event other than parking expense, cash only for the garage.

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