Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses

Upcoming events

    • 02/18/2020
    • (EST)
    • 12/15/2020
    • (EST)
    • 11 sessions
    • The American Legion 1912 Lee Rd bldg a, Orlando, FL 32810



    All members and guests are welcome to sit in!

    • 12/01/2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Is franchising right for you? Are you willing to take on a role of a business owner? Are you passionate about the industry your considering becoming a franchisee for? Come and find the answers to your questions during this power hour. A franchise allows the franchisee to legally replicate the business operations.You will be introduced to these guest speakers who have massive experience in this field.

    Stuart Smith spent six years attempting to develop a new franchise concept and business model with CitruSolution Carpet Cleaning, Atlanta, GA. 

    He learned “the hard way” what it takes to build a franchise and although unsuccessful in building the larger brand, he built a very successful business (25x ROI) that he was able to sell to a deserving, fellow veteran. 

    Stuart worked doggedly to create the franchise infrastructure – brand, marketing, internet presence, social media, back office processes, accounting and legal for the franchise while building his own franchise and running another business.  However, he learned quickly that you cannot work harder than your partner and be successful.  He also learned the importance of trust, competency and business acumen when working with others. 

    Stu still believes that franchising is a great way for veterans to open and operate a successful business and is willing to share his experiences as a franchisor and franchisee. 

    Susan Scotts is a Career Transition Coach with The Entrepreneur’s Source with over three decades of experience in helping empower hundreds of individuals to become entrepreneurs through franchise business ownership.  She is the top Veteran Advocate and Mentor with over 400 hours with Veterati and works with numerous Veteran organizations.

    Susan has been featured in Forbes and is a Contributing Member of the Forbes Coaches Council, as well as a Contributor for The Franchise Woman Magazine. Susan is a Multiple Award Winning Coach with many accolades, including Franchisee/Coach of the Year.

    LTC(R) Paul Huszar, CFE, P.E. is the CEO of VetCor, a restoration company focused on creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for veterans, and Team VetCor, a holding company composed of several companies focused on creating business ownership opportunities for veterans and their immediate family members through franchising VetCor. VetCor was founded in 2013 and now has three organic offices, and seven franchises. Paul served 23 years on active duty including four combat tours in Iraq, service as the Dean of the U.S. Army Engineer School, and commanding Joint Task Force Eagle in 09-10, a 1,000+ Soldier and Airmen joint task force, operating throughout northern and western Iraq. Paul earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Point and graduate certificates in Administration and Management, and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics, along with an M.S.C.E from the University of Washington. Paul is a Certified Franchise Executive and a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri.

    Former Chief Executive Officer John Panaccione has over 20 years of experience leading teams that focus on using technology to improve corporate performance. John founded LogicBay as "KLi" in 2003, raised a Series A equity round with Angel investors, and bought LogicBay in 2004. John then led the effort to sell LogicBay to Pluribus Technologies in 2020 and return capital to shareholders (and himself!). Before founding LogicBay in 2003, he led sales and marketing for Cognitive Arts, led SumTotal Systems' professional services and technology integration organization, and led MetLife's corporate Learning Technologies Group for several years. In 2013, John co-founded VETtoCEO, a non-profit organization with a mission of helping transitioning members of the military explore entrepreneurship as a career path. In this role, John has helped educate over 4,000 military members on entrepreneurship pathways, including startups, franchise opportunities, and buying existing businesses. John served for six years on active duty as a U.S. Army officer, mostly as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division before launching his business career.


    • 12/10/2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (EST)
    • 101 South 12th Street #102, Tampa, FL 33602

    Join us for an educational event, followed by a networking social.


    Special guest and FAVOB leadership member Attorney Jeff Baughman gives business owners insight for a successful transition into 2021!

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    Presenter Bio:

    Jeff practices corporate law with a focus on corporate regularity and transactional matters. His clients include businesses, real estate developers, financial institutions and nonprofits. He routinely advises clients on forming businesses, mergers and acquisitions, transactions, commercial real estate, securities matters and taxation.

    Jeff is known for organizing complex deals and his ability to create win-win solutions for all parties. As a U.S. Army Veteran, he brings the same mission-first focus and history of service to his legal work that he did to serving his country.

    When & Where:

    Thursday, December 10th, 2020 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

    4:30 to 5:30 – Casual, Fireside Chat Style Discussion with Jeff Baughman 

    5:30 to 6:30 – Networking


    Location: 
    My City Cowork
    101 South 12th Street
    #Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33602

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    • 12/15/2020
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Topic and guest(s) to be determined. Information will be sent out via email and shared on social media once the event is set.

    • 01/05/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Topic and guest(s) to be determined. Information will be sent out via email and shared on social media once the event is set.

    • 01/12/2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST)
    • Charlie & Jakes
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    • 01/19/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Topic and guest(s) to be determined. Information will be sent out via email and shared on social media once the event is set.

    • 02/02/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

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    • 02/16/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

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    • 03/02/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

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    • 03/16/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 04/06/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 04/20/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 05/04/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 05/18/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 06/01/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 06/15/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 07/06/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 07/20/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 08/03/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 08/17/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 09/07/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 09/21/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 10/05/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 10/19/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom

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    • 11/02/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom
    The U.S. Small Business Administration celebrates those who served in the military during National Veterans Small Business Week. This is the 8th year observing VSBW. The SBA provides assistance to those who want to sustain their business.

    Lonnie Koyama is the Lead Outreach & Marketing Specialist for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in South Florida. He has been with the SBA for eleven years. His duties involve fostering economic development with business organizations. In addition, he counsels businesses and connects them to resources to help them start and grow.

    Prior to the work with the Federal government, Lonnie had a long private sector career that includes extensive management and supervisory experience with several national retailers over an area encompassing several western states. He also served four years in the United States Marine Corps where he was honorably discharged.


    • 11/16/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Topic and guest(s) to be determined. Information will be sent out via email and shared on social media once the event is set.

    • 12/07/2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

    Topic and guest(s) to be determined. Information will be sent out via email and shared on social media once the event is set.

    • 12/21/2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom

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Past events

11/18/2020 FAVOB Orlando November After Hours
11/17/2020 FAVOB Virtual Town Hall - Florida and Federal Contracting
11/11/2020 FAVOB Orlando Lunch & Learn
11/10/2020 Networking After Hours - Space Coast
11/03/2020 FAVOB Virtual Power Hour - Creating a Brand & Community
10/30/2020 Coffee Talk | Space Coast
10/29/2020 FAVOB Tampa October Membership Meeting: The Agile Advantage, Get the Fortune 100 Competitive Edge
10/28/2020 Oktoberfest After Hours Event Orlando Chapter
10/13/2020 Networking After Hours/Space Coast Chapter
10/08/2020 Cancelled FAVOB Virtual Power Hour Lunch
10/08/2020 Social Media Strategies SBA NO COST Seminar
10/08/2020 Cash Flow vs. Profitability SBA NO COST Seminar
09/30/2020 After Hours: FAVOB-Orlando
09/17/2020 FAVOB Tampa Chapter Launch
09/08/2020 FAVOB Space Coast - Virtual Meeting
09/03/2020 FAVOB Virtual Town Hall - Entrepreneur and Small Business Programs
08/26/2020 Virtual Members Meeting and Happy Hour Orlando Chapter
08/13/2020 FAVOB Virtual Power Hour Lunch
07/30/2020 FAVOB Virtual Town Hall
07/16/2020 FAVOB Virtual Power Hour Lunch
07/02/2020 FAVOB Virtual Town Hall - What Are You Worth?
05/21/2020 Virtual Lunch Power Hour Hosted by the Orlando Chapter
05/07/2020 Virtual Town Hall - Certification and Business with State of Florida
04/23/2020 FAVOB - Space Coast 2nd Annual Event
04/23/2020 Virtual Lunch Power Hour
04/03/2020 Lunch & Learn Orlando
03/25/2020 FAVOB After Hours at The Parkview in Winter Park
03/05/2020 Lunch & Learn Orlando
02/11/2020 Networking After Hours
01/14/2020 Networking After Hours - 2020!
01/03/2020 3RD Annual Congressional Breakfast
12/12/2019 How To Do Business With GOAA
12/05/2019 Holiday Help a Vet Mixer
11/21/2019 Business After Hours: Night of Networking
11/19/2019 Florida Cybersecurity Forum
11/12/2019 Networking After Hours
11/08/2019 Vietnam Traveling Wall coming to Sanford
11/07/2019 National Veteran Small Business Week
11/07/2019 November Lunch & Learn
11/04/2019 StarterStudio Demo Day 11
10/29/2019 Rally Fall 2019 Showcase
10/26/2019 Seminole County Homeless Veteran Stand Down
10/23/2019 NASA Business Opportunities Expo 2019
10/23/2019 Tallahassee Supplier Diversity Exchange
10/21/2019 Acquisition Process Exchange (APx) Myth Busting: Acquisition Stories
10/15/2019 Monthly Board Meeting - Orlando Chapter
10/15/2019 Breakfast Networking - Orlando Chapter
10/08/2019 Networking After Hours
10/03/2019 October Lunch & Learn
09/25/2019 FAVOB Networking AfterHours
09/17/2019 Monthly Board Meeting - Orlando Chapter
09/17/2019 Breakfast Networking - Orlando Chapter
06/10/2019 Special Board Meeting
05/02/2019 May Lunch & Learn
04/16/2019 FAVOB Breakfast Leads and Networking
04/04/2019 April Lunch & Learn
03/07/2019 March Lunch & Learn
02/27/2019 FAVOB Networking After Hours
02/07/2019 Lunch & Learn
12/06/2018 FAVOB Holiday Mixer and Charity Event
11/10/2018 2nd Annual 2018 Veteran's Day Street Party
10/30/2018 FAVOB After Hours at TEWS Company
09/26/2018 FAVOB Business After Hours
09/18/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
09/18/2018 FAVOB Breakfast Leads and Networking
09/12/2018 Lunch & Learn
09/12/2018 Lunch & Learn
08/21/2018 Board of Directors Meeting
08/21/2018 Breakfast Networking Event

ABOUT ASSOCIATION

Here at FAVOB, we believe that if you have served our country and done so honorably than there should be a real opportunity to start and grow your own business in the State of Florida.

CONTACTS

Email: barron.mills@favob.org
Phone: (407) 221-0286
Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803
Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447

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