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Boots To Business: Reboot Webinar

December 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm PST


8:30–9:00 a.m. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS OBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the Boots to Business program, the 2-day workshop, and Introduction to Feasibility Analysis. 9:00–10:30 a.m.

TRAINING MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE OBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the entrepreneurial process, what it means to be an entrepreneur, the opportunities and challenges and military skills and attributes that transfer over to entrepreneurship. 10:30–11:00 a.m.

MODULE 8: MOVING FORWARD: RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOU OBJECTIVE: Understand the resources available through the SBA, VA, and other resource partners positioned to provide future training and support of the participant’s efforts to launch and grow a sustainable business venture 11:30–12:00 p.m.

TRAINING MODULE 2: RIGHT IDEA? BASICS OF OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION OBJECTIVE: Describe the process and activities related to understanding the ‘business case’ for turning an idea into a sustainable business concept. 12:00–12:30 p.m.

TRAINING MODULE 3: MARKETS & YOUR COMPETITIVE SPACE OBJECTIVE: Understand how to conduct market research, the importance of market research, and also the basics of competitive strategy/analysis. 12:30-1:30 p.m. LUNCH 1:30-2:00 p.m.

TRAINING MODULE 4: THE ECONOMICS OF SMALL BUSINESS OBJECTIVE: Understand the foundation for the cost, price, volume relationship, as it informs profit potential and sustainability for the planned venture. 2:00–2:30 p.m.

MODULE 5: LEGAL ISSUES IMPACTING VOBS OBJECTIVE: Understand the various legal forms of a business; opportunities and challenges associated with each; offer an overview of other legal considerations impacting veteran-owned business; government contracting. 2:30-3:00 p.m.

MODULE 6: FINANCING YOUR VENTURE OBJECTIVE: Understand the resources required to execute on your venture concept; understand the different opportunities to fund start-up and subsequent growth; opportunities and challenges associated with each. 3:00–3:30 p.m.

MODULE 7: MOVING FORWARDBUSINESS PLANNING OBJECTIVE: Leveraging the Nuts & Bolts Guide to Business Planning, understand how to move from feasibility analysis to constructing a viable and fundable business plan. 3:30–4:00 p.m.

GROUP QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION/CLOSING REMARKS 4:00– 4:30 p.m. Conclude and Certificates of Completion Instructions: This is a one-day training with the option of a follow-on 8-week online course for graduates. Boots to Business: Reboot, will introduce veterans to the fundamentals of business ownership, and lead participants through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan.

The program will also introduce participating veterans to a network of lifetime business support available across the U.S. by introducing them to SBA’s network of Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers, and SCORE Counselors.

Boots to Business: Reboot adapts the curriculum from the SBA-sponsored Boots to Business: From Service to Startup, a worldwide program offered as a component of the Department of Defense’s redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. SBA currently provides Boots to Business: From Service to Startup for transitioning military members and their spouses. After completing Boots to Business: Reboot, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local resources and launch their small businesses.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to serving the veteran-owned small business communities in the States of Northern California and Nevada. This training is designed for veterans of all eras, reservists, National Guard members, transitioning military members and their spouses in their initiative to start a small business or currently in business for two years or less. Fee: No fee required for veterans or their spouses.

*Verification Required Location: Veterans Business Outreach Center 3831 N. Freeway Blvd., Suite 105 Sacramento, California 95834 Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (PST) Pre-Registration is required as seating is limited

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