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Veteran Business Bootcamp

OWNING A VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS
A growing number of transitioning veterans choose to forge their own path and become entrepreneurs after leaving the Armed Forces. Starting a business offers new opportunities and challenges. Like the military profession, business ownership requires training, planning, and education.

VETERANS BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
Veterans Business Bootcamp is a program instituted by the University of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development and the Stafford County Economic Development and Tourism Office to provide an overview of business ownership to service members. The program is sponsored by the Stafford County Economic Development Authority. The course is open to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses.

The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership by leading them through the key steps to developing the business model, providing a great customer experience, establishing the business, and financing a start-up business. Prepare to transition out of the service. Attend Veterans Business Bootcamp workshop to determine whether entrepreneurship is a good option.

Date: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Time: 8:00am Networking
9:00am – 1:00pm Programing
Location: UMW Stafford Campus, Gates Hudson Building
125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Click here to view the Veterans Business Bootcamp event flyer

Bootcamp Agenda

 

TIME

SESSION

SPEAKERS

8:00

Check-in, Registration, and Networking

9:00

Opening Remarks

Using Your Military Skill Set to

Enhance Business Success

Veteran Business Owner of the Year

Joel Griffin

Carl Knoblock and

Shirelle Taliaferro

Brian Baker

9:45

Developing Your Business Model

Tom Keogh

10:30

Customer Experience

Sharon Kelley

11:15

Break

 

11:30

Legal Entities and Asset Protection

Craig Barrett

12:15

Financing A Start-Up Business

Rob Burke

1:00

Program Concludes

 

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