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Veterans Business Outreach Center at Community Business Partnership
On May 1, 2015, Community Business Partnership was designated as the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) for the National Capital Region; including Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Maryland, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The VBOC is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as training, counseling and access to capital for eligible Veterans owning or considering starting a small business.
The VBOC assists clients in developing and maintaining a viable business plan. The business plan includes such elements as the business concept, legal entity and organizational structure of the business, industry and market analysis, and a financial plan. The core of this training is the Boots to Business (and Boots to Business REBOOT) program. Boots to Business is a three-step entrepreneurial education initiative offered by the SBA as an elective track within the Department of Defense's revised Transition Assistance Program.
The VBOC offers additional training in areas of interest to Veteran-owned businesses including government contracting, small business set-asides and SDVOSB/VOSB verification, business development and sales, public speaking and presentation skills, small business taxes and QuickBooks, hiring and retaining quality employees, and much more!
Our staff and volunteer experts provide one-on-one counseling sessions on specific business issues including business plan review, growth and strategic planning, marketing, business development and sales, financial forecasting, funding options, bookkeeping and accounting, small business taxes, registration and certification (including review of 8a, WOSB and SDVOSB/VOSB certification applications), government contracting, review of legal documents, and intellectual property.
Finally, the VBOC offers regular opportunities for Veteran business owners (and their supporters) to gather and network. Such opportunities include the Annual Veterans in Business Conference, monthly peer group roundtables and Objective Rally Point (www.dc-orp.com).
The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) at Community Business Partnership is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
NxLeveL 2016 - You Gotta Have a Plan!
offers a practical, hands-on approach to preparing a business plan. Participants learn from certified instructors; expert guest speakers; and finance, marketing and banking professionals. They also learn by working collaboratively and sharing ideas with other participants.
Date: Sept. 14 – Nov. 15, 2016
(The class starts on Wed.,
Sept. 14, 2016, but will be every Tues. evening thereafter)
Time: 6pm - 9pm
Venue: Community Business Partnership Offices, 7001 Loisdale Rd, Suite C (2nd Floor), Springfield VA 22150
Cost: $500 -
Course includes comprehensive reference book and online resources.
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This 10-session, 30-hour course is designed for start-up entrepreneurs with 2 years or less of business experience who want to develop a plan to help ensure their business is off to a strong start.
- On average, existing businesses who complete NxLevel training see a 32% increase in gross sales within one year.
- Graduates with smaller companies experience an average of over 200% higher sales.
- 93% of start-up businesses who completed NxLeveL training were still operating after 3 years, compared to a national average of just 16.5%.
Kimco scholarships are no longer available.
*Prerequisite: WBC ABC’s of Starting a Business prior to attending the first day of Nxlevel.
FREE TO NXLEVEL STUDENTS:
WBC How to Create a Social Media Marketing Game Plan 10/25/16 from 1-4pm.
- Payment in full ($500) due within 48 hours upon confirmation of acceptance.
- Payment Plan: 2 half payments. First payment
due within 48 hours upon confirmation of acceptance. Second payment due on or
prior to Aug.,31, 2016 3pm.There will be
a $25 processing fee per payment.Each
payment will be $275. Complete payment
is due on or prior to Aug., 31, 2016 3pm.
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority presents "Procurement Academy," a series of comprehensive workshops focused on various aspects of the procurement process, from start to finish. The workshops emphasize practical strategies for success and provide the essential elements you need to function effectively in today’s procurement arena. - See more at: http://www.fairfaxcountyeda.org/procurement-academy#sthash.woH5hct6.dpuf
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