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Elevation Lab at UMKC

Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB launched in the fall of 2017 to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success.  Click here for more information  https://sbtdc.umkc.edu/

St. Louis, Missouri:

 

SLUstart I-Corp Next Cohort

SLUStart I-Corps is a program managed by the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help University researchers as well as community inventors and innovators extend their focus beyond academia and the laboratory.

Steve Epner and Ken Herold are eager to facilitate your entrepreneurial journey as you take an idea and turn it into a business.

If you have not previously filled out the application, your first step will be to sign up for the SLUStart I-Corps program through the following link: Submit your SLUStart application

 

For information regarding the SLUStart and I-Corps programs, please refer to the following link: SLUStart I-Corps program
 
Our first session for the next Cohort will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Collab Space at 4220 Duncan from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The second session will be held on Saturday, November 23rd (same time and location).  In between these sessions, your team will execute a minimum of 5 customer discovery sessions.
 
If you are not able to attend the first session on November 9th, please contact us. 

Collab Space at Cortex

Upon signing up for the program, we will send out a meeting request to block out your calendars. If you would like to include others from your team in the email notifications, please forward their email addresses.

Many of you have reached out inquiring if you need to prepare or bring anything. Please note, these are work sessions therefore, all you need are your ideas and participation.  You will be working as teams and groups on your idea.  We will provide a series of index cards to help you through the process.  You will not need a laptop. 

Please feel free to reach out to Ken if you have questions, or concerns regarding SLUStart or want to discuss your idea or the program.

Ken Herold
SLUStart + ICorps Cohort Lead,
Adjunct Faculty Chaifetz School of Business MBA program
Mentor, Entrepreneur In Residence
E: kenneth.herold@slu.edu

 

Steve and Ken have lead innovation efforts in Corporations, Incubators, Accelerators, taught classes in the MBA program at SLU, and have been involved in a variety of startups; we understand the anticipation and effort it takes to launch a new venture.

To gain a better understanding of the entrepreneurial growth in organizations and new ventures, they recommend reading or listening to “the Lean Startup” by Eric Ries.


Kansas:

Meet the Lenders Matchmaking Event!

Get Funding to Start or Grow Your Business

Are you looking for financing options for your small business but are not quite sure where to start or find out which institution lends for your type of business? Is the thought of trying to meet with multiple lenders to find that perfect fit for your start-up overwhelming? Save yourself some time and get a head start at the lender matchmaking event!

Representatives from several banks, certified development companies, and alternative lending sources will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for:

Business Start-ups • Business Expansions • Working Capital • Refinance • Business Modernization • Commercial Real Estate

Pitch your financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 10 minute sessions.

Participating lending institutions (lenders may be different at each location):

  • USDA Rural Development
  • Bank of Hays
  • Sunflower Bank
  • Pioneer Country Development
  • Commerce Bank
  • Peoples State Bank
  • Peoples Bank & Trust
  • Emprise Bank
  • SCKEDD
  • Great Plains Development
  • First National Bank of Syracuse
  • Frontier Financial Partners
  • Grant County Bank
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Garden City State Bank

HAYS

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: FHSU, Robbins Center Eagle Communications Hall, One Tiger Place, Hays, KS
COST: $20.00 that includes a boxed lunch
 

GARDEN CITY

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
WHERE: Finney County Community Service Building, 607 W Santa Fe, Garden City, KS
COST: No charge
 
 

 

 Nebraska:

November 1st – Friday (Omaha) NBDC PTAC: Demystifying Government Contracting – Capture Planning 9-11:00am

Demystifying government contracting is a monthly series that focuses on helping small businesses sell to the government with a new topic each month.
Intermediate
Free of charge
UNO, Mammel Hall, Room 216
6708 Pine Street
Omaha, NE  68182
Questions: Veronica Doga, 402-554-6252
Register: https://nbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9184

November 4th – Monday (West Point) Nebraska Enterprise Fund: Managing Cash Flow 4-5:30pm

This highly interactive learning experience encourages you to focus on cash flow management as an essential competency of business ownership. You’ll learn the purpose of cash flow management in a start up small business, how to assess a cash flow cycle and make projections, how to utilize a cash flow statement and ways to manage cash flow.
Beginner
Free of charge
Do Space
7205 Dodge Ave
Omaha, NE  68114
Questions: 402-685-5500
Register: https://www.dospace.org/event/managing-cash-flow/ 

November 4th – Monday (West Point) REAP: Intro to Publisher 5:30-8:30pm

Introduce yourself to templates, working with text boxes, inserting data and bullets, adding shapes, pictures and designing printers, flyers, brochures, etc.
Basic
Free of charge
John A Stahl Public Library
330 N Colfax
West Point, NE  68788
Questions/Register: 402-372-3831 (John A Stahl Library)

November 5th – Tuesday (Omaha) Boots to Business – Reboot: Focus on Opening a Franchise 8:30am – 4:00pm

Boots to Business is an entrepreneurship training program with an emphasis on veterans and their spouses, however this workshop is open to anyone looking to start a business.  The focus will be on opening a franchise. You’ll learn from a successful veteran franchisee and a former franchisor. There will also be networking with other businesses and get tips on other entrepreneurial topics and resources!
Basic
Free of charge
Core Bank
17807 Burke Street
Omaha, NE  68118
Questions/Register: Elizabeth Yearwood, 402-221-7200

November 5th & 7th – Tuesday & Thursday (Wakefield) REAP: Quickbooks Basic (Two day event) 5:30-8:30

This workshop will give you the basics of using Quickbooks for your small business: learn to set up your company in Quickbooks, how to work with customers and vendors, and prepare banking transactions and run reports.
Basic
Free of charge
Gardner Public Library
114 3rd Street
Wakefield, NE  68784
Questions/Register: 402-287-2334

November 6th – Wednesday (Lincoln) SBA and Lincoln City Libraries: Online Marketing Fundamentals 12-1:30pm

One of the keys to the continued success of your business is effective online marketing. This workshop will help you understand the basics concepts of online marketing and how to use marketing strategies to effectively grow your business.
Basic
Free of charge
Walt Branch Library
6701 S 14th Street
Lincoln, NE  68512
Questions/Register: 402-441-8500

November 6th – Wednesday (Wayne) REAP: Intro to Publisher 5:00-8pm

Introduce yourself to templates, working with text boxes, inserting data and bullets, adding shapes, pictures and designing printers, flyers, brochures, etc.
Basic
Free of charge
Wayne Public Library
410 N Pearl Street
Wayne, NE  68787
Questions/Register: 402-375-3135 (Wayne Public Library)

November 8th – Friday (Omaha) Entrepreneur Education Collaborative: Legal Forum – Protecting Your Small Business Assets 12-5pm (4-5pm is a reception for National Veterans Small Business Week)

What you don’t know can hurt you! Be aware of the potential risks you face as a business owner. This will help you learn what they are and how to plan for them. You’ll learn common legal liabilities that affect small businesses, including contract disputes, damage claims by employees and customers, debts and mortgage obligations. You’ll also learn which legal structures work best to protect your particular types of assets, and how to create and implement an asset protection strategy.
All levels
$25 – includes lunch
Gallup Headquarters
1001 Gallup Drive
2nd Floor, #201-205
Omaha, NE  68102
Register: www.bit.ly/eeclegal

November 11th – Monday (Wakefield) REAP: Intro to Publisher 5:30-8:30pm

Introduce yourself to templates, working with text boxes, inserting data and bullets, adding shapes, pictures and designing printers, flyers, brochures, etc.
Basic
Free of charge
Gardner Public Library
114 3rd Street
Wakefield, NE  68784
Questions/Register: 402-287-2334 (Gardner Public Library)

November 13th – Wednesday (Lincoln) SBA and Lincoln City Libraries: Facebook Business Basics 12-1:30pm

Facebook is one of the most popular ways to promote and market your small business. This workshop is taught by a social media expert and will explore the basics of using Facebook for your business.
Basic
Free of charge
Gere Branch Library
2400 S 56th Street
Lincoln, NE  68506
Questions/Register: 402-441-8500

November 13th – Wednesday (Wakefield) REAP: Advanced Quickbooks 5:30-8:30pm

Expand your knowledge of Quickbooks through working with filtering reports, customizing templates, working with loans and fixed assets, and much more!
Advanced
Free of charge
Gardner Public Library
114 3rd Street
Wakefield, NE  68784
Questions/Register: 402-287-2334 (Gardner Public Library)

November 14th – Thursday (Pierce) REAP: Advanced Quickbooks 5:30-8:30pm

Expand your knowledge of Quickbooks through working with filtering reports, customizing templates, working with loans and fixed assets, and much more!
Advanced
Free of charge for Pierce Chamber of Commerce members, $10 for non-members
Pierce Public Library
207 W Court Street
Pierce, NE  68767
Questions/Register: 402-329-4658

November 18 – Monday (Omaha) SCORE: Intro to Quickbooks 6:30-8:30pm

Join an instructor from SCORE Omaha for an evening workshop on QuickBooks, a popular accounting software for small businesses. The workshop will focus on the most basic functions of QuickBooks, including how to create invoices, pay bills and manage your checkbook with QuickBooks software. Attendees do not need to bring QuickBooks software or their laptops.
Basic
Free
Do Space
7205 Dodge St
Omaha, NE
Questions: SCORE – 402-221-3606, score@scoreomaha.org
Register: https://calendar.dospace.org/event/5569678 (reg opens Sep 30th)

November 18th & 25th – Tuesday & Thursday (West Point) REAP: Quickbooks Basic (Two day event) 5:30-8:30

This workshop will give you the basics of using Quickbooks for your small business: learn to set up your company in Quickbooks, how to work with customers and vendors, and prepare banking transactions and run reports.
Basic
Free of charge
John A Stahl Public Library
330 N Colfax
West Point, NE  68788
Questions/Register: 402-372-3831 (John A Stahl Library)

November 19th – Tuesday (Wakefield) REAP: Advanced Excel 5:30-8:30

Learn quick tips and tricks to make you more efficient in using Excel, charting, linking, formulas, grouping of workshops are all topics that could be covered.
Advanced
Free of charge
Gardner Public Library
114 3rd Street
Wakefield, NE  68784
Questions/Register: 402-287-2334 (Gardner Public Library)

November 20th – Wednesday (Lincoln) NBDC PTAC: Greet The Buyers One-By-One 9-12:00pm

This is a great chance to learn about procurement opportunities from buyers such as Lincoln Electric Systems, Lincoln Public Schools, UNL, City of Lincoln and Lancaster County! Each will address “How to do business with the agency” and “what opportunities are out there/where do you find them.” It’s also a great networking opportunity!
All levels
Free of charge
Southeast Community College, Room 214
285 S 68th Street Place
Lincoln, NE  68510
Questions:  Catherine Walsh, 402-554-6270
Register: https://nbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9247

November 20th – Wednesday (Lincoln) SBA and Lincoln City Libraries: Networking To Grow Your Business 12-1:30pm

Networking is crucial to growing your business. This seminar will go over the essentials of self-promotion and how to attract customers and clients. We’ll also show you how to construct an elevator pitch that will get people interested in your products and services.
Basic
Free of charge
Bennett Martin Branch Library
136 S 14th Street
Lincoln, NE  68508
Questions/Register: 402-441-8500

November 20th – Wednesday (Laurel) REAP: Quickbooks Basics 9-12:00pm

Learn to work with your chart of accounts, import bank feeds from online banking, record your business and personal transactions properly into your check register, reconcile your bank accounts and record your credit card purchases into QuickBooks. Laptops and software will be provided for use during the workshop.
Beginner
Free of charge
Security Bank
202 East 2nd Street
Laurel, NE  68745
Questions/Register: 402-256-3247

November 20th – Wednesday (Laurel) REAP: Advanced Quickbooks 12:30-3:30pm

Learn to filter reports, create financial reports and cash flows, input budgets, create and record assets and related loans, recording loan payments with interest, memorizing transactions and more! Laptops and software will be provided for use during the workshop.
Advanced
Free of charge
Security Bank
202 East 2nd Street
Laurel, NE  68745
Questions/Register: 402-256-3247

November 21st – Thursday (Omaha) SBA: Winning Federal Contracts for Your Small Business 8:30am-11:00am

This overview of selling to state, local and federal governments will help you decide if contracting is a good target market for your small business. This workshop is offered monthly on the third Thursday of the month.
Intermediate (already in business)
Free of charge
SBA Nebraska District Office
10675 Bedford Ave, Suite 100
Omaha, NE 68134
Registration required: https://SBANebraska3rdTH.eventbrite.com
Questions: Lisa Tedesco: Melissa.tedesco@sba.gov

November 22nd (Omaha) Demystifying Government Contracting –New Federal Contracting Changes 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Demystifying government contracting is a monthly series that focuses on helping small businesses sell to the government with a new topic each month.
Intermediate
Free of Charge
UNO, Mammel Hall, Room 216
6708 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68182
Questions: Veronica Doga
Register: https://nbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/9185

November 21st – Thursday (webinar) Grow Nebraska: Get it Together – Marketing Plan Basics 12-1pm

Grow Nebraska offers a free training webinar to non-members every Third Thursday. In this training, they will review sections of a Marketing Plan and the importance of each area to give small businesses a foundation to begin writing their own marketing plan.
Questions: 308-962-6767
Register: https://members.grownebraska.org/events/details/free-third-thursday-training-get-it-together-marketing-plan-basics-4541

November 21st – Thursday (Hartington) REAP: Advanced Quickbooks 12:30-3:30pm

Learn to filter reports, create financial reports and cash flows, input budgets, create and record assets and related loans, recording loan payments with interest, memorizing transactions and more! Laptops and software will be provided for use during the workshop.
Advanced
Free of charge
Hartington Public Library
106 S Broadway Ave
Hartington, NE  68739
Questions/Register: 402-254-2455


U.S. Small Business Administration 

        


 

Below are links to other events in the local and regional area we serve. 

 

St. Louis Area

Kansas City Area

Iowa Resources

 Nebraska Events

 

 

 

2018 Small Business Champions Congratulations

Iowa Small Business – Hooah! Veterans Smallbiz Champ Mike Olson Army

St. Louis Small Business – Hooah! Entrepreneur of the Year Tim Smith Army


Upcoming VBRC Events

Boots 2 Business Reboot:    Register here Choose your state and choose your desired location. Start times are 0800 unless otherwise indicated. Other areas of the country are listed as well.

Webinars – Click here to view our list of upcoming webinars that can help propel your small business to success.

Confidential Legal Services!


 

CEO Roundtable Application

The Center has an excellent team of small business owners, military Veterans that gather monthly to discuss business issues.  Click here to apply for membership.

 

Next Steps…

Are you ready to disrupt the system?

Do you have a business idea?  Are you ready to grow your already established Veteran business?

The first step is to Request Counseling so that we can assist you. We will take it from there.   Our counselors are skilled at getting you from point A to B.   Your unit has not left you!

Elevation Lab at UMKC

Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB launched in the fall of 2017 to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success.  Click here for more information  https://sbtdc.umkc.edu/


St. Louis, Missouri:


SLUstart I-Corp Next Cohort

SLUStart I-Corps is a program managed by the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help University researchers as well as community inventors and innovators extend their focus beyond academia and the laboratory.

Steve Epner and Ken Herold are eager to facilitate your entrepreneurial journey as you take an idea and turn it into a business.  

If you have not previously filled out the application, your first step will be to sign up for the SLUStart I-Corps program through the following link: Submit your SLUStart application 

For information regarding the SLUStart and I-Corps programs, please refer to the following link: SLUStart I-Corps program
Our first session for the next Cohort will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Collab Space at 4220 Duncan from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The second session will be held on Saturday, November 23rd (same time and location).  In between these sessions, your team will execute a minimum of 5 customer discovery sessions. 

If you are not able to attend the first session on November 9th, please contact us. 

Collab Space at Cortex

Upon signing up for the program, we will send out a meeting request to block out your calendars. If you would like to include others from your team in the email notifications, please forward their email addresses.  

Many of you have reached out inquiring if you need to prepare or bring anything. Please note, these are work sessions therefore, all you need are your ideas and participation.  You will be working as teams and groups on your idea.  We will provide a series of index cards to help you through the process.  You will not need a laptop. 

Please feel free to reach out to Ken if you have questions, or concerns regarding SLUStart or want to discuss your idea or the program. 

Ken Herold
SLUStart + ICorps Cohort Lead, 
Adjunct Faculty Chaifetz School of Business MBA program 
Mentor, Entrepreneur In Residence
E: kenneth.herold@slu.edu 

 

Steve and Ken have lead innovation efforts in Corporations, Incubators, Accelerators, taught classes in the MBA program at SLU, and have been involved in a variety of startups; we understand the anticipation and effort it takes to launch a new venture.

To gain a better understanding of the entrepreneurial growth in organizations and new ventures, they recommend reading or listening to “the Lean Startup” by Eric Ries.  


           
Kansas:

Meet the Lenders Matchmaking Event! 

Are you looking for financing options for your small business but are not quite sure where to start or find out which institution lends for your type of business? Is the thought of trying to meet with multiple lenders to find that perfect fit for your start-up overwhelming? Save yourself some time and get a head start at the lender matchmaking event!

Representatives from several banks, certified development companies, and alternative lending sources will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for:

Business Start-ups • Business Expansions • Working Capital • Refinance • Business Modernization • Commercial Real Estate

Pitch your financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 10 minute sessions.

Participating lending institutions (lenders may be different at each location):

  • USDA Rural Development
  • Bank of Hays
  • Sunflower Bank
  • Pioneer Country Development
  • Commerce Bank
  • Peoples State Bank
  • Peoples Bank & Trust
  • Emprise Bank
  • SCKEDD
  • Great Plains Development
  • First National Bank of Syracuse
  • Frontier Financial Partners
  • Grant County Bank
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Garden City State Bank 

HAYS

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: FHSU, Robbins Center Eagle Communications Hall, One Tiger Place, Hays, KS
COST: $20.00 that includes a boxed lunch

GARDEN CITY

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
WHERE: Finney County Community Service Building, 607 W Santa Fe, Garden City, KS
COST: No charge


Nebraska:

Nov 6th-9th 2019 Arlington TX
(June 11, 2019) Your battlefield may have been in a distant or foreign land. Starting and growing a business may feel just as distant and foreign. But, you can live the American dream of business ownership.The Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning and networking opportunities to increase awareness of and facilitate access to entrepreneurial development resources that inspire action and adds economic value through the military connected community.
The conference includes:
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Exposure to Big Brands and Business Experts
  • Procurement Fair & Franchise Expo
  • Pitch Competition
Regular registration will be $289.
Go to https://www.bbbc19.com/ for more information


Below is a list of events in the local and regional area we serve.   Please bookmark this page as it is update regularly.   Additionally, visit the links below of other calendars in the area for events that will assist in your networking and education efforts.

St. Louis Area

Kansas City Area

Iowa Resources

 Nebraska Events


2018 Small Business Champions Congratulations

Iowa Small Business – Hooah! Veterans Smallbiz Champ Mike Olson Army

St. Louis Small Business – Hooah! Entrepreneur of the Year Tim Smith Army


Upcoming VBRC Events

Boots 2 Business Reboot:    Register here Choose your state and choose your desired location. Start times are 0800 unless otherwise indicated. Other areas of the country are listed as well.

Webinars – Click here to view our list of upcoming webinars that can help propel your small business to success.

Confidential Legal Services!


CEO Roundtable Application

The Center has an excellent team of small business owners, military Veterans that gather monthly to discuss business issues.  Click here to apply for membership.

Next Steps…

Are you ready to disrupt the system?

Do you have a business idea?  Are you ready to grow your already established Veteran business?

The first step is to Request Counseling so that we can assist you. We will take it from there.   Our counselors are skilled at getting you from point A to B.   Your unit has not left you!

Elevation Lab at UMKC

Are you dreaming of a new business idea or ready to position your existing business for growth? ELEVATIONLAB launched in the fall of 2017 to help businesses at all stages with classes and workshops designed for entrepreneurial success.  Click here for more information  https://sbtdc.umkc.edu/


St. Louis, Missouri:


SLUstart I-Corp Next Cohort

SLUStart I-Corps is a program managed by the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University’s Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help University researchers as well as community inventors and innovators extend their focus beyond academia and the laboratory.

Steve Epner and Ken Herold are eager to facilitate your entrepreneurial journey as you take an idea and turn it into a business.  

If you have not previously filled out the application, your first step will be to sign up for the SLUStart I-Corps program through the following link: Submit your SLUStart application 

For information regarding the SLUStart and I-Corps programs, please refer to the following link: SLUStart I-Corps program
Our first session for the next Cohort will take place on Saturday, November 9th at the Collab Space at 4220 Duncan from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.  The second session will be held on Saturday, November 23rd (same time and location).  In between these sessions, your team will execute a minimum of 5 customer discovery sessions. 

If you are not able to attend the first session on November 9th, please contact us. 

Collab Space at Cortex

Upon signing up for the program, we will send out a meeting request to block out your calendars. If you would like to include others from your team in the email notifications, please forward their email addresses.  

Many of you have reached out inquiring if you need to prepare or bring anything. Please note, these are work sessions therefore, all you need are your ideas and participation.  You will be working as teams and groups on your idea.  We will provide a series of index cards to help you through the process.  You will not need a laptop. 

Please feel free to reach out to Ken if you have questions, or concerns regarding SLUStart or want to discuss your idea or the program. 

Ken Herold
SLUStart + ICorps Cohort Lead, 
Adjunct Faculty Chaifetz School of Business MBA program 
Mentor, Entrepreneur In Residence
E: kenneth.herold@slu.edu 

 

Steve and Ken have lead innovation efforts in Corporations, Incubators, Accelerators, taught classes in the MBA program at SLU, and have been involved in a variety of startups; we understand the anticipation and effort it takes to launch a new venture.

To gain a better understanding of the entrepreneurial growth in organizations and new ventures, they recommend reading or listening to “the Lean Startup” by Eric Ries.  


           
Kansas:

Meet the Lenders Matchmaking Event! 

Are you looking for financing options for your small business but are not quite sure where to start or find out which institution lends for your type of business? Is the thought of trying to meet with multiple lenders to find that perfect fit for your start-up overwhelming? Save yourself some time and get a head start at the lender matchmaking event!

Representatives from several banks, certified development companies, and alternative lending sources will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding for:

Business Start-ups • Business Expansions • Working Capital • Refinance • Business Modernization • Commercial Real Estate

Pitch your financing needs to multiple lenders in scheduled, one-on-one 10 minute sessions.

Participating lending institutions (lenders may be different at each location):

  • USDA Rural Development
  • Bank of Hays
  • Sunflower Bank
  • Pioneer Country Development
  • Commerce Bank
  • Peoples State Bank
  • Peoples Bank & Trust
  • Emprise Bank
  • SCKEDD
  • Great Plains Development
  • First National Bank of Syracuse
  • Frontier Financial Partners
  • Grant County Bank
  • Landmark National Bank
  • Garden City State Bank 

HAYS

WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: FHSU, Robbins Center Eagle Communications Hall, One Tiger Place, Hays, KS
COST: $20.00 that includes a boxed lunch

GARDEN CITY

WHEN: Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 8:00 am to 11:30 am
WHERE: Finney County Community Service Building, 607 W Santa Fe, Garden City, KS
COST: No charge


Nebraska:

Nov 6th-9th 2019 Arlington TX
(June 11, 2019) Your battlefield may have been in a distant or foreign land. Starting and growing a business may feel just as distant and foreign. But, you can live the American dream of business ownership.The Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning and networking opportunities to increase awareness of and facilitate access to entrepreneurial development resources that inspire action and adds economic value through the military connected community.
The conference includes:
  • Mentorship Opportunities
  • Exposure to Big Brands and Business Experts
  • Procurement Fair & Franchise Expo
  • Pitch Competition
Regular registration will be $289.
Go to https://www.bbbc19.com/ for more information


Below is a list of events in the local and regional area we serve.   Please bookmark this page as it is update regularly.   Additionally, visit the links below of other calendars in the area for events that will assist in your networking and education efforts.

St. Louis Area

Kansas City Area

Iowa Resources

 Nebraska Events


2018 Small Business Champions Congratulations

Iowa Small Business – Hooah! Veterans Smallbiz Champ Mike Olson Army

St. Louis Small Business – Hooah! Entrepreneur of the Year Tim Smith Army


Upcoming VBRC Events

Boots 2 Business Reboot:    Register here Choose your state and choose your desired location. Start times are 0800 unless otherwise indicated. Other areas of the country are listed as well.

Webinars – Click here to view our list of upcoming webinars that can help propel your small business to success.

Confidential Legal Services!


CEO Roundtable Application

The Center has an excellent team of small business owners, military Veterans that gather monthly to discuss business issues.  Click here to apply for membership.

Next Steps…

Are you ready to disrupt the system?

Do you have a business idea?  Are you ready to grow your already established Veteran business?

The first step is to Request Counseling so that we can assist you. We will take it from there.   Our counselors are skilled at getting you from point A to B.   Your unit has not left you!