Monday, May 13, 2013

“How to Go Into Business -- Franchise Style!" Workshop

Last chance to sign up for tomorrow night's workshop! Come learn about different types of franchises available, and what's involved in starting a franchised business model.

Doug Stout, a franchising and self-employment coach with Entrepreneur's Source, will be facilitating this workshop.

Work shop will be held in the Thurmond Building at Winthrop University, Room 415.

You can sign-up online at this link:

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Community & educational development

The American Grants and Loans Catalog is now available. Our new and revised
2013 edition contains more than 2800 financial programs, subsidies, scholarships,
grants and loans offered by the US federal government.
In addition you will also have access to over 2400 programs funded by private
corporations and foundations. That is over 5200 programs available through
various sources of financial providing organizations.
NEW: You will also have access to our live Database that is updated on a daily
basis. This product also provides daily email alerts as programs are announced.
The Database is also available with IP recognition. This allows you to login
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who want their users to access the database).
Businesses, students, researchers, scientists, teachers, doctors, private individuals,
municipalities, government departments, educational institutions, law enforcement
agencies, nonprofits, foundations and associations will find a wealth of information
that will help them with their new ventures or existing projects.
The document is a fully searchable PDF file for easy access to your particular
needs and interests. Simply enter your keywords to search through the publication.
It is the perfect tool for libraries and educational institutions to use as a
reference guide for students who require funds to pursue their education.

Contents of the Directory:
-Web link to program announcement page
-Web link to Federal agency or foundation administering the program
-Authorization upon which a program is based
-Objectives and goals of the program
-Types of financial assistance offered under a program
-Uses and restrictions placed upon a program
-Eligibility requirements
-Application and award process
-Regulations, guidelines and literature relevant to a program
-Information contacts at the headquarters, regional, and local offices
-Programs that are related based upon program objectives and uses

Programs in the Catalog provide a wide range of benefits and services
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Business and Commerce
Community Development
Consumer Protection
Cultural Affairs
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Employment, Labor and Training
Environmental Quality
Food and Nutrition
Income Security and Social Services
Information and Statistics
Law, Justice, and Legal Services
Natural Resources
Regional Development
Science and Technology

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Friday, May 3, 2013

3rd Annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium June 10-13, 2013

Vet Entrepreneurs Focus on Leadership and Community
Veterans Symposium Releases Action Packed Agenda
Washington, DC, May 2013 – The Federal market is shifting due to shrinking budgets, new regulations, and the changing missions of agencies. At the 3rd Annual Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS2013) in Reno, Nevada, June 10-13, Vet Entrepreneurs will receive the latest news and information on how these trends will impact their business and identify ways to protect their company. 
The focus of this unique Veteran Business Development event is the extraordinary variety of educational content for Veteran small business owners to choose from to meet their needs. As such, VETS2013 offers sessions for start-up/emerging Business owners with little or no experience in Federal procurement and/or business ownership, as well as for mid-tier/mature Veteran business owners who have already broken into the Federal marketplace and are seeking knowledge to grow. Hot Topics Breakouts include:
For Start-Up Businesses
·       Introduction to Federal Contracting
·       VA Verification Financing Options for Your Small Business
·       GSA's Multiple Award Schedule Program 
Ideal for Mature Businesses
·       2014 Healthcare Reform: Are you Paying or Playing? 
·       Growth Beyond Size Standards 
·       Identity Theft: Impact on Your Company
 Breathtaking keynotes who have redefined leadership:
·       Justin Constantine, Inspirational Speaker, will discuss the value of a positive attitude, teamwork and community values in overcoming adversity.
·       Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Ret.) tells us why integrity is key to success and how his Five Pillars of Leadership can help get the most out of your workforce.  
·       Tony Jimenez, President and CEO, MicroTech, tells his story on how he has grown his 9-year old business into a profitable quarter-billion dollar company.  
·       Andre Gudger, Director, OSBP, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense Acquisition, Technology & Logistics, shares the DoD OSBP goals and changes in DoD acquisition policies that will impact your Veteran-owned small business.   

Power Networking: VETS Connect:
One-on-One Business Sessions - Schedule face-to-face business meetings. Suppliers may request 15-minutes meetings with potential Buyers of their product or services.
Industry Networking Roundtables: Informal, interactive discussions provide you the opportunity for learning, and professional networking with your peers from around the country. Share opinions, strategies, and tactics.

Other exceptional program highlights at VETS2013 include:
·       Awards Luncheon: Celebrate the Champions of Veteran Enterprise that met or exceeded the 3% SDVOSB goal.
·       Mobile Vet Center: The Reno Mobile Vet Center joins us to provide Veterans with vital, on-the-spot treatment and resources.