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  • 11/30/2020 2:01 PM | Anonymous

    Date: December 2nd, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST


    Engage directly with SBIR Program Managers about current open SBIR solicitations! The NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop is an annual event bringing together small business innovators and SBIR Program Managers from NAVSEA, NAVAIR, and DHS to connect and discuss open SBIR/STTR Topics from the 2021.1 solicitation. This event is a great way for small businesses at every stage of maturity to learn directly from Federal Program Managers about how to effectively engage in the SBIR/STTR program to deliver innovative technologies to the United States Navy and Department of Homeland Security.

    This year’s event marks the 6th year of the NAVSEA SBIR/STTR Topics Workshop. While we are not able to connect in person this year, we are pleased to be presenting this event as a fully virtual two-day experience. The first day will feature keynotes from government leadership and reviews of NAVSEA, NAVAIR, and DHS SBIR/STTR topics in the Broad Agency Announcement pre-release. The second day will be devoted to one-on-one matchmaking with SBIR Program Managers and Defense Prime Contractors. Once registered, you will receive an email with further information on how to sign up to participate in one-on-one meetings that will take place on December 3rd.

    This year, due to the virtual nature of the event, we are pleased to announce the registration for this event is free to all attendees.

  • 11/20/2020 2:28 PM | Anonymous

    Date: November 23, 2020 12:00, PST

    Registration Link:

    Women Veterans Alliance is partnership with Harvard Kennedy School Center for Public Leadership will host a webinar for those to learn more about the Center for Public Leadership (CPL) at Harvard Kennedy School as they seek to recruit its next cohort of Black Family Fellows for Academic Year 2021-2022. 

    The Black Family Graduate Fellowship provides vital financial support and a comprehensive leadership development program for up to 25 students annually at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School (HBS), and Harvard Law School (HLS) who are veterans and active duty military students from the United States. It brings together young men and women who have served and sacrificed for their country to bring fresh, responsible and ethical leadership to the US and the world.

    HKS students who are entering their first year in their graduate degree program are eligible to apply. Incoming first years and continuing students from HBS and HLS are eligible, as are joint and concurrent degree students.

    To apply for the 2021-2022 academic year, prospective degree candidates must complete the following two steps:
    Apply to Harvard Kennedy School by December 8, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. EST. For incoming first-year students to HBS and HLS, please refer to respective school websites for application details.
    Apply for the Black Family Fellowship by February 4, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. EST for HKS. HBS and HLS have later deadlines, noted on the CPL website

    Best regards,
    Women Veterans Alliance

  • 11/20/2020 1:56 PM | Anonymous

    Date: December 10, 2020 9:00 am - December 10, 2020 5:00 pm

    Registration Link:

    Did you know...

    Without meeting DoD requirements for cybersecurity as outlined in the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFARS) section 252.204-7012, your business may not be eligible to continue to provide products and services to DoD?

    Join us on December 10 for this full-day VIRTUAL cybersecurity training program! Attendees will receive:

    · Detailed training that will assist small and medium-sized defense contractors from Florida’s rural areas and across the state.

    · Increase awareness and highlight how to prepare and become compliant with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) regulations for Cybersecurity, including the DFARS regulations and DoD’s new Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) standards.

    With more than $16.5 billion annually in directly contracted defense procurement across the state, and more than $95 billion in total annual economic impact from the military and defense presence in our state, supporting our warfighters is critical to Florida’s economic health as well as our national security. With the DoD ramping up its focus on cybersecurity for its supply chain, manufacturers and defense contractors of all types will need to take specific steps to protect their networks if they want to continue doing business with DoD.

    Admission is free

    For more information, please contact Michael Aller, Director of Supplier Development, FloridaMakes.
  • 11/09/2020 12:08 PM | Anonymous

    Date: January 9th, 2021

    Link for registration:

    This 14 week program covers important and necessary considerations when planning, launching, and growing a business, including:

    • validate your concept

    • Identify and quantify your customer

    • develop your launch strategy

    • build a viable business model

    • strategize short- and long-term goals pre- and post-launch.

    The classes are scheduled for virtual delivery with optional personal attendance available when conditions permit. Classes are kept intentionally small - 15 to 20 people - so you get the best direct attention and assistance during the program. Your business is our mission; find out how we can help you.

    Veterans Florida sponsors the program so Veterans may attend at no cost. Eligibility for the sponsorship is restricted to:

    • US military Veterans, Reservists, Guards, Retirees or Active duty personnel.

    • Honorably discharged from the service as evidenced on your DD214.

    • A resident of Florida or stationed in Florida.

    If you need additional information, please contact Rosie at rosie@actionzonetampa.comor Valerie at

  • 11/04/2020 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Dates: 12-13 November 2020 


    9:45am - 5pm EST Panels and Breakout Sessions from 10am-3pm

    Speed Networking and Virtual Expo Hall from 9:45 am - 5 pm

    FAVOB members will  receive complimentary tickets. Please check your email for the link to access your ticket!

    Calling all veterans, transitioning service members, and their spouses. Ready to advance your career or boost your business? Are you looking to connect with experts and leaders from around the country?

    Are you "zoomed" out and ready to dive into a technology platform that will allow one to one "speed networking" for a more intimate and energizing dynamic?

    The Veteran Success Conference is for you if you want to grow your business or move ahead in your career. Over 20 guest speakers (including military veterans and family members) will partner with you to: --Learn proven job search strategies, how to craft an effective resume, how to work with recruiters, and more on career day! --Learn more about increasing sales and revenue, creating a marketing machine, or exploring your business idea on Entrepreneurship Day!

    The information and connections you will find during these two days will elevate your network while also allowing you to contribute to the success of others. What more could you ask from the convenience of your desk?

  • 10/28/2020 6:15 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST


    Google Analytics is a fantastic tool. Best part is, it's free to use for everyone! No matter if you have a 2-page website or a massive e-commerce website, you can use Google Analytics to understand how your customers are using your website and where you can improve their experience. During this webinar, expert in business data analytics Mo Hossain will walk you through the steps of how to set up Google Analytics so you can start getting data from your own website.
    In this workshop you’ll learn:

    • The basics of Google Analytics
    • Why Google Analytics is important
    • How you can use it for your benefit

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 6:10 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 from 11am to 12:30pm EST


    This is a two part online workshop.

    USDA Rural Development will share information on programs providing assistance to Rural Businesses with our portfolio of more than 40 different loan and grant programs offered through USDA Rural Development. Specifically, we will be focusing in on our Business and Industry Guarantee Loan Program, our Rural Energy For America Program Loans and Grants, and our Value-Added Producer Grants during this session.

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss their programs and services with an emphasis on those available to Rural Florida Small Businesses. This class covers their offerings to help you start and grow your business. This over view will run through the SBA Loan Guaranty Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 5:58 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 4pm to 5pm EST


    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will discuss SBA programs and services to assist your business in recovering from the COVID-19 crisis. The presentation will cover COVID-19 relief programs, SBA loan programs, federal contracting programs, small business classes, and one-on-one business counseling available at no cost. Learn about available resources and how to access them.

    SCORE’s presentation will offer an intriguing and thought-provoking session that may stir up more questions than answers! Critical and foundational topics will be discussed regarding the leadership and vision you bring to your business. Are you ready to pivot YOUR business?

    Specific agenda items to be discussed include:

    • Pivoting means you know where you are today. Is that true?
    • Pivoting means you know where you want to go. Are you sure?
    • Is your destination the right destination?

    The webinar will include a Q & A session.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 


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