Nov 3rd Event


You can’t afford to miss this event! Spend one day with the Veterans Business Outreach Center and gain a lifetime of knowledge to start your own business, or expand your current business. Whether you are an aspiring business owner or an established business, this one day workshop will offer a wealth of information and continued support to increase your profits! Don’t miss out on a chance to network with potential partners and fellow veterans, and possibly reach potential investors. The event is FREE for veterans, active-duty military, and military dependents ($25 for all others). This workshop includes four parts:

Part 1

The Lean Start Up Machine Model Workshop

The facilitator for this session assisted the start-up Branch Media (creators of the conversation service Branch and link-sharing service Potluck) get acquired by Facebook for $15 million. Learn the best possible ways to start your business and be successful with this tried-and-proven model.

Part 2

Thinking of Buying an Existing Business or Franchise?

Let us help you put the pieces of the puzzle together when thinking of a buying a small business or franchise. The process can be risky and intimidating. Let the experts guide you through the maze, doubling your chances of success.

Part 3

Obtaining Financing to Start or Expand Your Business

Learn about the SBA’s business loan programs. The SBA and other lenders discuss the availability of loan products for Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members, Active Duty business owners, and their immediate family members.  Find out directly what lenders look for in a winning loan proposal, how to increase your chances of getting a small business loan, and how the loan application process works – whether you are looking for $5,000 loan or a $5 million loan. SBA Presenters, local lenders, and alternative financiers will be on-hand to discuss various loan programs and financial readiness.

Part 4

How to Secure Procurement Opportunities Panel

SBA experts, including NJPTAC. Topics covered: pitfalls of VA Verification; registering with SAM, WBE, MBE, SBE, Federal Procurement Contracts and Experienced Veteran Small Business Owners.

For more information and to register click here.

November 3rd, 2014 @9am-3:30pm

Rutgers Business School
1 Washington Park, 3rd Floor
Newark, NJ 07102

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The New Jersey VBOC is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.