Upcoming Events/Webinar Trainings

June 6, 10am – 11:30am, Successful Sales on Amazon with Nick Hawks, https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/566823964032360543

Amazon is the leading e-commerce website in the United States with more than $486 billion dollars in 2021 net sales. Amazon has more than 350 million active customer accounts worldwide. In this fast paced class you’ll learn How the secrets of Amazon’s Search Algorithm, how to register & choose the account that fits your goals, and list an item on Amazon for free to maximize your profitability. You’ll learn how to ship your items or let Amazon ship them for you with “Fulfillment by Amazon” (FBA) shipping services.

June 14, 10am – 11:30am, Indiana Army & Air National Guard Entrepreneurship Training https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7638271425486600025

Have you been thinking about starting your own business but didn’t know where to start! Attend VetBizCentral FREE Intro to Entrepreneurship Virtual Course to learn how to start and grow your own business. Join VetBizCentral and your Army and Air National Guard peers to obtain the information, processes and resources needed to start your New Business.  

June 15, 1pm – 4pm: Access to Capital & Preparing for Financing for Veteran Small Business, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron Dr. Ann Arbor MI, 48105, Morris Lawrence Building Rm. 150, Register; https://bit.ly/VetFundJune2023 

Geared towards Active Duty, Reservists, and Veterans, we’re going to discuss getting your first business loan and breaking possible roadblocks to financing your small business. We will debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing.

The team will answer all of your financing questions and give you advice on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business. We will also have multiple lenders present to provide the broadest range of lending information to help you secure the financing you need.

June 15, 1pm – 2:30pm, Ethics in Federal Government Contracting (2023 Update)https://govology.com/product/ethics-in-government-contracting-what-contractors-need-to-know/?no frame=1

Uncle Sam only wants to do business with ethical contractors — and not all of the government’s ethics rules are intuitive. In this webinar, government contracts attorney, Nicole Pottroff, explains the ins and outs of the key ethics rules contractors should know, including organizational conflicts of interest, contingent fees, collusion, gratuities, the False Claims Act, and the Procurement Integrity Act. The presentation concludes with an in-depth look at what a compliant Ethics Plan and Internal Compliance Program should inclu

June 20, 10am – 11:30am: Starting Your Business on eBay, The Basics of Selling-Nick Hawks


A great seminar for the “beginner”, small business owner, or the entrepreneur wanting to make eBay a primary business tool. During this fast-paced session, learn best practices to use when setting up an account, listing items for sale, taking payments, and shipping. Topics will include eBay appraisals and research, registering on eBay and starting a seller’s account, choosing formats & categories, writing descriptions that sell, submitting photos, feedback, starting up and using a PayPal account, shipping tips and pricing philosophies that will make you an eBay Top Rated Seller!!

June 20, 1pm – 2:30pm, NAICS Codes: Six Impactful Digits for Federal Contractors (2023 Update) 


NAICS codes matter because they determine whether a business qualifies for SBA’s lucrative and exclusive small business set-aside contracts. Recently, SBA made several changes to size thresholds and size calculation. In addition, several industries have also been rearranged in the most recent NAICS manual. If you are asking yourself how these changes impact your business or how you might appeal a NAICS code designation, this webinar is for you

June 21, 10am – 12pm, VetBizCentral & Enlisted Heritage House Selfridge Air Force Base Michigan

FREE Entrepreneurship Training (In-Person)

109 Lufbery Blvd. Enlisted Heritage House, Selfridge AFB, MI.

Are you Interested in Starting Your Own Business or Growing your Existing Business?  Join VetBizCentral And the Enlisted Heritage House to

Learn about FREE Counseling, Resource, Information, Financing Options and Assistance to Start and Grow Your Own Business.

Register: abron@vetbizcentral.org

June 22, 10am – 1pm, How to Promote Your Veteran-Owned Business

Waterford Activity Center | 2800 Watkins Lake Road | Waterford, MI

AGENDA: 10 AM Training Noon Q&A/Networking Lunch 1 PM Close Our nation’s Veterans have served us well and Oakland County seeks to return the favor.

Veterans, are you looking to grow your business? Attend this workshop to learn how to promote your business on Social Media and how to work with the News Media. Presentations include:

Promote Your Business Through Social Media Identify how social media can meet your business goals through connecting with your customers and creating brand awareness. Whether you are just beginning or looking to increase your social media presence, this training will provide key takeaways to promote your business and increase your visibility in the public eye.

 Working with Media: Tips and Techniques Positive media coverage provides valuable exposure and credibility to your small business and the products and services you offer. But how do you go about landing a story in your local newspaper, TV news or online? Learn how to work with journalists, pitch a great story, secure their interest and generate a buzz through media that drives customers to your doors

REGISTER TODAY AT: tinyurl.com/3k2ejae7

 Cost: Free | Registration Required | Lunch is Provided

QUESTIONS? CONTACT: info@oaklandthrive.org

June 22, 1pm – 2:30pm, Using Proposal Graphics for Readability and Impact (2023 Update)


When it comes to government proposals, covers and layout are never part of evaluation criteria beyond margin and font requirements. Yet, contracting officers are giving more and more focus to selecting the right photos, using icons to show themes throughout a response, or infographics to give readers a lot of data quickly and graphically. This webinar covers graphic basics such as setting up your template to start with a compliant document and exploring options for layouts depending on the content you need to deliver.   

Upcoming Boots to Business/Reboot Courses

June 12, 9am – 4:30pm, Grissom Air Force Base Indiana Boots to Business Reboot, 4800 South Tanker St. Bldg. 431, Grissom IN. 46971

Spouses are Encouraged to Attend and Lunch will be provided

July 6, 9am – 4:30pm, Muskegon Michigan Boots to Business Reboot Muskegon Chamber of Commerce, 380 W. Western Ave. Suite 202, Muskegon MI. 49440

Spouses are Encouraged to Attend and 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:  https://sbavets.force.com/s/login/SelfRegister
  2. Register for a Reboot class for the class you want to attend:  https://sbavets.force.com/

For additional information contact abron@vetbizcentral.org