Upcoming Events/Webinar Trainings

Dec. 13, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral & Michigan Farm Service Agency, Resources for Veteran Beginning Farmers

Join VetBizCentral and Michigan Farm Service Agency in the informational webinar for Veteran considering to become Farmers. In this webinar we’ll review information, resources, and services from Michigan Farm Service Agency to assist Veterans in becoming Farmers. If you have been considering to start a farm business, you don’t miss this webinar.  

Dec. 19, 2:30pm – 4pm, VetBizCentral & Metro Community Development, host Access to Capital Workshop 
Start 2024 off on the right foot with your business. Join VetBizCentral and Metro Community Development Access to Capital Workshop. During this workshop we’ll review How to prepare for financing, How the 5 C’s of Credit Impact Your Financing Opportunities, Services and Programs available from Metro Community Development ( Community Development Financial Institution) and VetBizCentral (Veteran Business Outreach Center). For additional information contact abron@vetbizcentral.org.

Dec. 20, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral Contracts & Coffee, Introduction to Contracting

If you have been thinking about venturing into the City, State, or Federal Contracting, join VetBizCentral in this informational webinar regarding the World of Contracting for Veteran Business Owners. In this webinar we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of contracting, the requirements for Veteran Business Owners, what Contractors Expect from Business Owners, and Best Practices.  

Jan. 4, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral Starting a Business 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 include information regarding Best Practices for Starting your business, Research Tools, Professional Business Plan resources, How to Prepare for Financing and News regarding Veteran Entrepreneurs.

Jan. 16, 10am – 11:30am, VetBizCentral Contracts & Coffee, Obtain Your Veteran Owned/Service Disabled Small Business Certification 
VetBizCentral Starting a Business Orientation
If you are considering to work with the Federal Government, then you’ll want to review the SBA VetCert Certification Program. In this webinar we’ll review the NEW SBA VetCert Certification Program, Eligibility, Benefits, Requirements, and Veteran Business Support.  

Jan. 23, 2pm – 3:30pm, VetBizCentral & 1-2 Teachyou host, E Commerce Webinar Series Part 1, Turn Your Passion Into A Business on Etsy!!!!!
Etsy is a rapidly growing online marketplace for selling handmade goods, vintage items and craft supplies. With more than 80 million active buyers, there’s no better place to launch your own creative small business. In fact, sellers took home over 13 billion in sales in 2021 alone.
 Attend this class to learn how to sell your art work, jewelry, crafts, and vintage items in this easy fast paced class!!!! See just how easy it is to Grow Your Brand with a wealth of new customers and promotional SEO tools. Learn how to register and start selling on Etsy. Share the story of your craft in your profile, item photos, and shop banner. Escape the 9-5 grind and focus on your passion. You will be guided through planning the basics of your small business strategy and given an in-depth look at Etsy’s tools to help you succeed online.

Jan. 30, 2pm – 3:30pm, VetBizCentral & 1-2 Teachyou host, E Commerce Webinar Series Part 2, Pinterest for Your Small Business
Looking for a free, powerful tool to quickly attract clients, market your small business, and grow your brand? In this free seminar you will learn everything you need to know about harnessing the power of Pinterest.
This course shows you everything you need to get results from Pinterest (without spending TONS of time on it). Pinterest is an easy, visual way to get your product in front of your audience and drive traffic to your website or with the new “Buy It” pin you can sell directly from Pinterest.
By the end of this course, you’ll be ready to create a compelling, dynamic Pinterest business presence that will drive sales, spark conversation, and attract loyal customers.
What You will Learn
• Understand what Pinterest is and how people use it as a Free Referral tool
• Create a plan to effectively and strategically use Pinterest for your business marketing
• Increase website traffic and sales by optimizing your content for Pinterest

Feb. 13, 2pm – 3:30pm, VetBizCentral and 1-2 Teachyou host, E Commerce Webinar Series Part 3, How to Quickly Create a Wix Website That Shines!
Wix is the world’s most popular website design platform. It serves over 200 million people in 190 countries, and has 45,000 new sign-ups every day.
My step-by-step guide will empower you to express yourself and build your online presence no matter what type of entrepreneur you are. You’ll find specialized features to create a professional website and manage your business with Wix. Let me show you how to use Wix and its super easy “Drag and drop” method or let Wix build the website of your dreams for you with their “Artificial Design Intelligence” feature. So if you’re wondering how to create a Wix website that’ll impress every visitor, this is the webinar for you.

Feb. 20, 2pm – 3:30pm, VetBizCentral & 1-2 Teachyou host, E Commerce Webinar Series Part 4, Instagram for Small Businesses
This course will help you master Instagram marketing strategy, which will help you grow your business at a rapid pace and gain thousands of the right kind of followers. You will learn how to:
Convert Instagram followers into paying customers
Generate sales with Instagram Shopping & Instagram Checkout
Secrets of hashtagging your post and stories revealed
Go Live on Instagram!!!!

Boots to Business/Reboot Courses &
NEW Military Spouse to Pathways Business Training Program

Jan. 10, 9am – 4:30pm, Battle Creek Michigan, Military Spouse Pathways to Business
Battle Creek Michigan Chamber of Commerce
34 West Jackson St. Battle Creek MI. 490177

Spouses are Encouraged to Attend & Lunch will be provided

 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)