Upcoming Events/Webinar Trainings


May 29, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral Starting a Business Workshop Part 4: Launching Your Business
In this webinar training we will review the various methods to launch your business. Whether your starting a Brick & Mortar or eCommerce business, we’ll review the steps, processes, tools and resources to assist you with a great business launch.

June 4, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral Small Business Start-up Orientation

If you are Veteran, Active Duty, Army/Air National Guard or the Spouse of a Military Member you will not want to miss this opportunity to obtain the information. The Business Start-up Orientation will provide you with the information and resource you’ll need to get your started. We’ll review Best Practices for Starting your business, Research Tools, Professional Business Plan resources, and How to Prepare for Financing.

June 11, 2pm – 2:30pm, VetBizCentral Empowering Women Veteran & Military Spouses in Business
Join VetBizCentral and Michigan Women Forward host Empowering Women Veterans and Military Spouses in Business. Guest Speakers will review the services Michigan Women Forward provides, How to Prepare for Financing, Access Capital and Financing programs available for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs, Military Spouses and Women Business Owners. Don’t Miss this Opportunity.

June 25, VetBizCentral & Macomb APEX Accelerator Host “Get to Know Your APEX Accelerator”

Join VetBizCentral & Macomb APEX Accelerator in an intriguing webinar review of the Services and Programs that your APEX Accelerator offers for business owners seeking assistance with pursing contracting opportunities with your local city, county, and state. We’ll also review the various Certification Programs offered through APEX Accelerator and Much, Much More

Boots to Business/Reboot Trainings

Boots to Business/Reboot Courses
 To Register for Boots to Business/Reboot Courses please follow this two step process: 
1.Create an Account To join the B2B community:
2.Register for the class you want (Boots to Business or Boots to Business Reboot)

contact mark@vetbizcentral.org regarding course registration

May 9th, 9am – 4:30pm, Camp Graying Michigan Boots to Business Reboot
117 Howe Road, Room 100M, Graying MI. 49739

May 30, May 30, 9am – 4:30pm, Desich Entrepreneurship Center, Elyria Ohio
151 Innovation Drive, Room 132 Elyria OH. 44035

June 10, 9am – 4:30pm, Grissom AFB Indiana
7088 South Tanker Street Bldg. 431
Grissom ARB, in. 46971

June 13, 9am – 4:30pm, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center
3201 Stellhorn Rd. Fort Wayne IN. 46815

June 20, 9am – 4:30pm, Economic Development Center Institute (ECDI)
1776 Mentor Ave. Cincinnati, OH. 45212

Military Spouses Encourages to Attend & Lunch will be provided for all Boots to Business Reboot classes

 To Register for Boots to Business/Reboot Courses please follow this two step process: 
1.Create an Account To join the B2B community:
2.Register for the class you want (Boots to Business or Boots to Business Reboot)

New Govology Trainings Webinar Schedule
contact VetBizCentral for access code

May 14, 1pm – 2:30pm, Understanding the Berry Amendment, Buy American Act (BAA), Trade Agreements, and the nonmanufacturer Rule 
If you don’t fully understand how BAA, NMR, and trade agreements impact your company, you will want to attend this session. We will cover the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements, the Berry Amendment, the Nonmanufacturer Rule, and how to quickly identify which ones impact your company. We’ll cover regulatory updates, discuss manufacturers versus distributors, explain the common “gotcha’s” for small businesses, and examine several real-world case studies. 

 May 16, 1pm – 2:30pm, Small Business Subcontracting Plans, What SBLO’s Need to Know
This training provides an overview of the key components SBLOs should know and understand about small business subcontracting plans. SBLOs will learn when subcontracting plans are required, how to find and identify eligible subcontractors, what elements must be included in subcontracting plans, and much more. Additionally, the course will cover common oversights and mistakes made by prime contractors in connection with establishing and implementing small business subcontracting plans.
Specifically, this training will cover the following topics:
Understand when a small business subcontracting plan is required for a federal prime contractor.
Recognize the differences between an individual subcontracting plan, a master subcontracting plan, and a commercial subcontracting plan and when each may be used.
Understand the categories of small businesses covered by a subcontracting plan and how the prime can find eligible companies in each category.
Know the required elements of a compliant small business subcontracting plan.
Understand the potential penalties associated with failing to comply with subcontracting plan requirements.
Recognize and learn to avoid common oversights and pitfalls associated with small business subcontracting plans.

May 21, 1pm -2:30pm, Revamped Davis-Bacon Act Reshapes Labor Landscape for Construction Contractors
In 2023, the Department of Labor (DOL) implemented the most extensive overhaul of the Davis-Bacon Act (DBA) in over 40 years. This update will significantly impact construction contractors who employ laborers and mechanics. The changes introduced by the DOL will affect the determination of prevailing wage rates and the handling of misclassifications and work site expansion, among other things.
With federal funding flowing into infrastructure, semiconductor plants, and clean energy projects, construction contractors have more opportunities than ever. However, to bid for and maintain government contracts, compliance with the revamped DBA rule is crucial.
Join us for an informative webinar, where government contracting attorneys Sarah Nash and Nichole Atallah (PilieroMazza) will examine the most crucial changes in the DBA rule, their impact on commercial companies, and the common compliance issues you should be aware of. 

Contact: abron@vetbizcentral.org for additional information
Website: www.vetbizcentral.org