Upcoming Events/Webinar Trainings

Contact abron@vetbizcentral.org for additional information regarding all trainings.

Doing Business With the VA, Oct. 20, 10am – 11:30am

Registration Required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8618921433945260815

“…in order for you to do business with VA, you must know how WE do business first!”  Pak Sa Dewhurst  will discuss the VA’s day-to-day activities supporting the American veteran, locations; defining various acquisition roles, procurement methods to include set-asides and VA’s ‘Rule of 2’, vendor readiness, outreach, socio-economic performance, Q & A session and more.

How to Find Customers Using Social Media, Oct 26, 10am – 11:30am

Registration Required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1278410284247726603

Customers are the key to building a successful business and your online reputation is crucial for finding customers. This fast paced class teaches you where and how to find your customers. In this class you will learn how to get a free Online Reputation report. Learn which SEO keywords your competitors are using for free. We will briefly compare the more current methods of social media marketing. You will quickly learn how to find, motivate, and keep consumers coming to your business. Discover the variety of Free market research tools that will give you critical information about your industry and customers.

VetBizCentral & SVSU SBDC Host: Preparing to Speak with a Lender, Veteran Owned Businesses, Nov. 3, 9:30am – 10:45am

Registration Required: Register (sbdcmichigan.org)

Before you apply for a business loan, first attend a free financing roundtable. This session will debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing. You will get first-hand information on what credit criteria lenders have.

The team will provide input on financing questions and suggestions on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business. The team of lenders will explain how the SBA loan guarantee can work for you and the lending options available to small businesses.

The “team” is a banker, an SBA representative, and three lending institutions – Frankenmuth Credit Union, Huntington Bank, and Northern Initiatives.

VetBizCentral Veterans Day Event. Nov. 5, Mott Community College Event Center 10am – 12pm, 1401 E. Court St. Flint MI. 40503

Registration  Required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/veterans-day-event-tickets-184932978517?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

Come join VetBizCentral and Genesee County Veteran Services for an Information and Resources packed morning for Veterans and Their Family Members.  If you are looking to Start a Business, Research Financing Opportunities, Grow Your Business , Obtain information on Veteran Benefits, How to File for a Disability Claim, Soldiers Relief Fund, Homeless Veteran Programs, PTSD Counseling, Request Military Records and More; This is the event for You and Your Family.

Additional organizations and agencies will be present to provide other important information for Veterans and their Family. Lite Snacks and Beverages will be available.

Operation Entrepreneur Business Start-up Workshop Part 1: Feasibility & Market Research, Nov. 16, 10am – 11:30am

Registration Required: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8208832185566711568

During this webinar training we will discuss the importance of researching the Feasibility of your business idea and Market Industry Research before you start to invest your time and money.  We’ll also review various programs, resource and tools available to assist with navigating your way to your business start.