FAVOB continues to create fun creative ways to network, create business partnerships, pass leads and have fun doing it. The January After Hours will be all these things and more!
*Social distancing protocols will be in place
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$20 for Members
$25 for Non Members
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FAVOB continues to create fun creative ways to network, create business partnerships, pass leads and have fun doing it. The February After Hours will be all these things and more!
Drink ticket included with admission price.
Are you interested in becoming an author? Then read into this. This Power Hour Lunch will host guest speakers Eric and Michael who will share the fundamental steps needed to publish your own book.
Eric “Doc” Wright, PhD, is a military veteran, serial founder of Vets2PM, LLC and the 501(c)3 Veteran Project Manager Mentor Alliance, business philosopher and linguist, and Amazon Best Selling author. In fact, he wrote the book on ‘How To Speak Civilian Fluently: And Prove It With Your CM Credential!’ to teach veterans the civilian labor force language of management and prove it with their internationally-recognized Certified Manager credential from the nonprofit Institute of Certified Professional Managers. His work helping tens of thousands of military veterans achieve fluency in the language of the civilian labor force, which is ‘management’, and prove it with in-demand credentials such as the PMP, ACP, PSM, and the CM, has helped them achieve meaningful, lucrative post-service careers and businesses! In fact, Vets2PM is the 2019 and 2020 Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Award Winner in the small business category for its veteran hiring initiatives! You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn as docwright2012, and at www.vets2pm.com/blog.
Michael LeJeune is a bestselling author and master coach with RSM Federal. Michael hosts the wildly popular GovCon podcastGame Changers for Government Contractors, manages the Federal Access Knowledge-Base and training platform, and specializes in helping GovCon business owners brand themselves as Subject Matter Experts in their niche.
Michael and his business partner Joshua Frank have helped their GovCon clients win over $2.8 billion in government contracts and more than 30+ billion in IDCs. Over 1,000 Government contractors trust the Federal Access Knowledge-Base as their primary source of GovCon education, training, coaching, and practical strategies for winning government contracts.
This Power Hour will discuss the basic HR functions small businesses should know. How different is HR in a large company from a small? What are some errors small businesses are prone to? When should you outsource HR support?
John Will Tenney is on his fourth and fifth careers. In 1980, he started in software engineering and systems management (including website development.)
In 1989 he embarked on a career as a professional musician. Bands included Clutch, Derek and the Slammers, City Jam, XLR8, Circus and The Dogs.
He learned to fly while performing as a musician and entered an aviation career that included 7 years as an airline pilot and Chief Pilot/Check Airman for Air Orlando Charter. He was also the Chief Check Pilot for The Florida Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, as an Air Force Liaison Officer.
He began an airline career with American Eagle in 1995, went to USAir Express in 1996 where he finished as a captain of the regional jet. He was a Boeing 737 First Officer at Midway Airlines when his airline career was cut short by the events of September 11th, 2001.
He and his wife Kathleen then became involved in the business of PEOs and Worker’s Comp Insurance. It was this field where they finally felt at home. In 2016, they formed EmployerNomics, a nationally franchised HR Outsourcing Brokerage. There are currently seven franchises operational with several more in the pipeline.
He was affiliated with SCORE and worked briefly as a counselor before going back to running his business. He currently works with several veteran's organizations, such as Camaraderie Foundation, Veteran's Beer Club, FAVOB and others.
In 2011 he and Kathleen started Orlando Runners and Riders, to promote good health, safety and public service in the sports of running and cycling. He is a USA Cycling Official and Race Director for USA Cycling club: Team Kyle's Bike Shop.
He currently consults with small to medium sized business owners to help them get to the next level.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has designated the first week in November as National Veterans Small Business Week. With Veterans Day just ahead, this is a great opportunity to talk about the many programs and resources that the SBA offers for veteran and military spouse business owners to assist them in starting and growing businesses. We'll be joined by SBA representatives in Florida who will also talk specifically about the SBA events happening during the week.
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.
As we wind the year up and 'tis the season of giving, we want to again talk about the business of nonprofits and highlight some of the many great nonprofit organizations that are a part of FAVOB. Please join us as we discuss the reasons to start or not start a nonprofit, organization structures and challenges, revenue opportunities, and learn about some of the important missions that FAVOB nonprofit members have.
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.
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