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SEPTEMBER 2018

Boots to Business REBOOT

27 September 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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University of Toledo
Scott Park Campus

Minority Business Assistance Center
2145 East Scott Park Drive
Toledo, Ohio 43607

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U.S. Small Business Administration
Ohio Minority Business Center-Toledo

OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

ABOUT BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step One is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step Two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network. If you’ve already attended an in-person Boots to Business or Reboot class, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

NOTE: All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: the Boots to Business team at 202-205-8381 or email boots-to-business@sba.gov .

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


OCTOBER 2018

Legal Advice Small Business Owners Needs To Know
Webinar

11 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Christenson & Fiederlein, PC
VetBizCentral

TOPICS

1. What every business owner should know about the Law
2. What to expect from your Law Firm
3. Your Lawyer as a strategic partner to your business

PRESENTERS

Rick Hetherington graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Rick was immediately hired by the law firm of Christenson & Fiederlein, PC.

Rachel Hawrylo practices Bankruptcy, Landlord/Tenant, Debt Collection, Business, and General Civil Litigation.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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Boots to Business REBOOT

18 October 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Akron Urban League
Minority Business Assistance Center
440 Vernon Odom Blvd.
Akron, OH 44307

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PRESENTED BY
VBOC
U.S. Small Business Administration
Ohio Minority Business Center-Toledo

OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

ABOUT BOOTS TO BUSINESS REBOOT

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources.

Step One is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course eligible to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses. This course is instructed by SBA and its partners, who are skilled business advisors.

Step Two is one of the online follow-on courses instructed by a consortium of professors and skilled business advisors from the SBA Network. If you’ve already attended an in-person Boots to Business or Reboot class, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

NOTE: All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: the Boots to Business team at 202-205-8381 or email boots-to-business@sba.gov .

ON-LINE REGISTRATION


Build Government Sales Into Your 2019 Strategic Plan
Webinar

24 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Jetco Solutions
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER

Sue Schweim Tellier
JetCo Solutions

Preparing for a GSA Contractor Assistance Visit (Audit) The GSA conducts contractor assistance visits (CAVs) to assess compliance with the multiple award schedule (MAS) terms and conditions. When handled well, your CAV will answer questions, identify problems, test your controls and resolve issues.

Preparing for these visits is important, as is having well-established procedures and training.

Every GSA Schedule holder needs a compliance program in place. Learn how to develop your customized task list with ownership and deadlines assigned by functional area. While each small business handles the various tasks differently, all organizations should have a designated point person for GSA compliance.

This training class has been customized to help small business leaders assign responsibilities and maintain sanity for their GSA operation. The ideal participant is a small business owner or leader with responsibility for contract compliance.

The class is broken into two segments:

SEGMENT 1

1) Building a Compliance-Based Infrastructure
2) Preparing for the CAV

SEGMENT 2

Proposal Management for Non-Proposal Managers In many small businesses, the person responsible for responding to government solicitations is not formally trained as a proposal manager. This class was developed for small business leaders, with customization to simplify the process and maximize existing functional roles. Topics covered will begin after the bid decision is made and include:

1) Proposal Plan / Outline Development
2) Conducting Effective Bid Kickoff Meetings
3) Content Development
4) Response Formatting
5) Price to Win Strategies
6) Color Reviews
7) Assembly and Submission
8) Post-Submission Follow Up
9) Tools and Resources to Support the Process

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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NOVEMBER 2018

Why Do I Need A Website?
Webinar

6 November 2018
1:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

Sapper Coding

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Sapper Coding LLC

PRESENTER

Loy O’Kelley
CEO
Sapper Coding LLC

Loy O’Kelley is Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Sapper Coding LLC, a100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.

Sapper creates websites and mobile applications that help veterans. Your businesses will need a website that helps your company. Being veterans themselves, they consider other veterans family, and give them the tools to ensure they are successful in their business endeavors.

YOU WILL LEARN

The importance of a website.

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NVBDC Northeast Veteran Business Development Conference

07 November 2018

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MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, NY

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Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration
Webinar

14 November 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Veterans Health Administration
Network Contracting Office
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER

Pak Sa Dewhurst
Small Business Liaison
Veterans Health Administration

Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst will educate prospective small business vendors on how the VA’s Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Network Contracting Office (NCO) does business that stems from a philosophy that “In order for the Government to do business with prospective businesses, they must know how WE do business first”.

YOU WILL LEARN

The briefing covers various topics concerning day-to-day operations to include, but not limited to, agency's mission and operating locations; defining contracting's and other roles.

Pak Sa Dewhurst is a Small Business Liaison in Kettering, Ohio. He represents the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) 24,000 employees throughout the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 10 who operate and support 12 VHA medical centers and 61 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio on small business concerns

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

REGISTER ON-LINE

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DECEMBER 2018

International Trade
Webinar

5 December 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
VetBizCentral

PRESENTER

Natalie Chmiko
International Trade Director
Michigan Economic Development Corporation

YOU WILL LEARN

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, is a public-private partnership between the state and local communities, promotes smart economic growth by developing strategies and providing services to create and retain good jobs and a high quality of life.

Michigan is well-positioned to attract global customers and recognizes global trade as a key component of the state’s economy.

Natalie Chmiko offers business assistance in identifying and pursuing global market opportuni-ties that can help you compete globally and grow your business.

She is a regionally based international trade manager working with companies to identify their export development objectives and recommend appropriate export programs and resources

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Should You Start Up or Buy Your New Business?
(12 Pros and Cons)
Webinar

13 December2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
VBOC
Plachta, Murphy and Associates
VetBizCentral

PRESENTERS

Bryan D. Reeder
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Jeffrey M. Black
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Bert S. Irwin
Attorney
Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C.

Plachta, Murphy and Associates P.C. represents individual and business clients throughout West Michigan. Our business and commercial litigation attor-neys handle a wide range of legal matters of importance to business owners and CEOs.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.

To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.

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Getting to Know Your Business Resources

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20 Septembert 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

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Legal Advice Small Business Owners Needs To Know

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11 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

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Build Government Sales Into Your 2019 Strategic Plan

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24 October 2018
11:00 AM EDT

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Doing Business With the Veterans Health Administration

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14 November 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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International Trade
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5 December 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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Should You Start Up or Buy Your New Business?
(12 Pros and Cons)

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13 December 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST

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