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MARCH 2017

Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

25 March 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL: (888) 858-2144


VBOC SERVICES

28 March 2017
9:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Over view of VetBizCentral services and VBOC program

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Business Start-Up 101
Webinar

28 March 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

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Call (888) 858-2144 for audio via phone.
Meeting codes: Meeting Number – 8888582144
Access Code – 8495863


Financing Basics

29 March 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EST

NO CHARGE

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The webinar gives current or prospective small business owners insight into the SBA Guaranty Loan Program and the criteria used by loan officers to evaluate a loan request. We will demystify the lending process, debunk the myths about SBA programs, and share real life examples of successful loan applicants. The webinar is best suited to those seeking financing for their business, have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.

INSTRUCTIONS:

From your computer: www.connectmeeting.att.com
Meeting number: 888 858 2144
Access code: 7790762
Log in as a “participant”
From your phone: 888.858.2144


Understanding and Obtaining Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Certification

30 March 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

$75
VBOC CLIENTS:
NO CHARGE

As part of a special offering for VBOC clients, fellow Vetrepreneur Carroll Bernard, Co-Founder of Govology.com, and Steven Koprince of Koprince Law LLC are offering free access to their upcoming webinar “Understanding and Obtaining Veteran and Services Disabled Veteran Certification.”.

The key differences between the SBA’s self-certification program and the VA’s verification program
Recent Congressional changes to the SDVOSB programs, and the impact of the Supreme Court’s Kingdomware decision
The SDVOSB and VOSB ownership and control requirements
Other SDVOSB and VOSB eligibility requirements
SDVOSB and VOSB joint venturing, including SBA’s recent overhaul of the SDVOSB joint venture regulations

PRESENTER

STEVEN KOPRINCE
Managing Partner at Koprince Law in Lawrence KS with a practice focusing on federal government contracts and small business law. He is also the author of The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts (AMACOM Books, 2012), and has published a number of articles on government contracting (to include teaming), which have appeared in leading legal and industry publications.

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Add the webinar to cart
2. Enter GOVBOC in the Coupon field and click “Apply”
3. Complete the registration process.


APRIL 2017

How to Do Business With the VA

04 April 2017
11:00 AM EST

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Mr. Pak Sa Dewhurst

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”. 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 located in Kettering, Ohio. He represents the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) 23,000 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.

Pak is assigned to the Network Contracting Office (NCO) 10 who directly supports 170 government contract professionals at 12 locations acquiring supplies, services, construction, medical sharing, prosthetics and leasing efforts. Pak retired from active-duty as a commissioned officer from the United States Air Force with over 23 years of professional experience including his last nine years in federal contracting as a warranted contracting officer and contracts manager procuring commodities, services, information technology, construction, weapon systems, research and development and with numerous contingency contracting deployments abroad.

He successfully identified, developed and instituted numerous business programs for local vendors and customer education initiatives for requiring agencies throughout the U.S., Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa. Pak has a Bachelor of Science in Management Studies from the University of Maryland and a Master of Science, Criminal Justice - Homeland Security Administration from Tiffin University and has a FAC level 3 certification in Contracting and DAWIA level 1 certification in Program Management.

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ACRE AgTech Incubator

18 April 2017
11:00 AM EDT

NO CHARGE

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Time to Market to the Agriculture Industry.

ACRE AgTech provides Hands-On, Customized Services to Help Farmers, Entrepreneurs, and Existing Businesses Commercialize, License, or Sell Their Ag-Technology Ideas and Inventions. Farmers are intuitive, can-do individuals who often solve farm problems with ingenious mechanical inventions. These inventions, which can be as simple as a new farm tool or as elaborate as an entire machine or software system, can be the foundation for a thriving business

The ACRE AgTech Webinar specializes in helping farmers and ag-related entrepreneurs commercialize, license, or sell their ag-technology inventions – whether its equipment, tools, machinery, software, or other specialized products.

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


Doing Business with the Federal Government

18 April 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Looking for new markets for your small business’ products or services? Need help but not sure where to start? Then this informative seminar is for you! Learn where to find contracting opportunities; how to register your business to sell to the government; how to market your products and services; why you may need a surety bond; and how to obtain a bond.

Meeting Number888-858-2144

Access Code – 3959639


Business Start-Up 101
WEBINAR

25 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

Small Business Administration Logo

ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Thinking of starting a business but don’t know where to begin? Want to be your own boss but not sure how to do it? Then this webinar is just what you need! Learn 10 basic steps to follow; what resources are available; important tips on starting a business; and the reality about grants.

QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL: (888) 858-2144


Funding Options for Small Business
WEBINAR

26 April 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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ON-LINE

PRESENTED BY
U.S. Small Business Administration

Starting a business?

Expanding your business?

Learn about SBA’s guaranty loan programs, expert help available and how to finance your business idea at this informative workshop! Topics include: how to finance your business; where microloans are available; what to take to your lender; and how the mentors and counselors can help.

LOG-IN: AT&T Connect
ACCESS CODE: 8495863
CALL (Audio): (888) 858-2144


QUESTIONS

E-MAIL:

CALL: (317) 226-7272 x112


MAY 2017


Frequently Asked Questions
Starting a Business

09 May 2017
11:00 AM EDT

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JUNE 2017

Farmer Veteran Coalition

June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Diane Vanderpot
Chief Operating Officer
Farmer Veteran Coalition

The Mission of Farmer Veteran Coalition is Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America. We cultivate a new generation of farmers and food leaders, and develop viable employment and meaningful careers through the collaboration of the farming and military communities.

We believe that veterans possess the unique skills and character needed to strengthen rural communities and create sustainable food systems. We believe that agriculture offers purpose, opportunity, and physical and psychological benefits. Mobilizing Veterans to Feed America

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


JULY 2017

How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?

20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

NO CHARGE

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SPEAKER/PRESENTER:
Donald Penskar
Director
Logistical Services Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University, in partnership with VetBizCentral a Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will be hosting the webinar on How to Do Business with Western Michigan University (WMU).

Donald Penskar (Don) Director, Logistical Services Western Michigan University will be holding the webinar. The Logistical Services vision is to become a leader among Western Michigan University colleges and universities in innovative and effective logistics and customer service.

They procure and provide supply chain management resources and services in an efficient and effective manner for the Western Michigan University community. Learn how individuals and/or departments may purchase through use of the University procurement card and how your business may compete to provide services and products.

Up to $50,000 Written bids will be obtained by filling out a purchase requisition. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency. Sole source situations must be verified by a buyer or a letter of justification must be submitted by the requester and approved. Verbal or telephone bids will be accepted in an emergency, provided approval from the associate vice president for business and finance is received.

$50,000 and over Sealed bids will be issued along with affirmative action compliance. Exceptions to this rule may be made only with the written approval of the vice president for business and finance, or designee.

SOLE SOURCE PURCHASE: Sole source purchases over $5,000 must be justified to the satisfaction of a purchasing buyer/director of logistical services. Sole source documentation and authorization form must be attached to purchase requisition.

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

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NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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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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VBOC SERVICES
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28 March 2017
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How to Do Business With the VA
04 April 2017
1:00-2:00 PM EDT

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ACRE AgTech Incubator
18 April 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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Frequently Asked Questions
Starting a Business

09 May 2017
11:00 AM EDT

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Farmer Veteran Coalition
June 20 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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How Do I Do Business With Western Michigan University?
20 July 2017
1:00 PM EDT

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