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  • 10/27/2020 6:41 PM | Anonymous

    Did you know that next week is National Veterans Small Business Week?!?

    Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW.

    This year’s theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their neighborhood – from seeking business counseling services from a local SCORE chapter, to visiting the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in their area for help formulating a business plan.

    Join SBA district offices, resource partners, and other organizations as we celebrate the veteran- and military-owned small business community.

    Upcoming Webinars:

    Check out this link to find more information about next weeks up coming events and opportunities!


    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 4:33 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Thursday, November 5, 2020 from 11am to 12:30pm EST


    This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, SuretyBonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans.  

     About the SBA

    The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.  Follow SBA on Twitter and like SBA on Facebook to learn about new developments and news of the U.S. Small Business Administration.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 4:27 PM | Anonymous

    Date:Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST


    In the final quarter of this most unusual and challenging year, there is still time to take actions that can favorably impact your bottom line and your tax bill for 2020. These measures relate to your employees, your customers, your equipment, and your operations and reflect big changes made by the SECURE Act, the CARES Act, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and other legislation (including extension of the Paycheck Protection Program), as well IRS pronouncements. Whether you work with a CPA or go it alone, attorney and prolific author Barbara Weltman will discuss which tax breaks apply to you and how to nail them down now before times runs out.

    In this webinar you'll learn:

    • Year-end actions to reduce your 2020 tax bill
    • Refund opportunities to recoup taxes paid in prior years
    • Strategies for potential tax changes to come
    • Necessary actions to get ready for 2021

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    Dead Line: October 30th,2020


    Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is a program to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services. The program will provide scholars with tools and practical business education to strengthen their business.

    The program criteria have been adjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are looking for small business owners who have:

    • Been in operation for 2 years or more
    • At least $75,000 in revenue
    • At least 2 employees
    • Are the Owner/Co0Owner/Key Decision Maker

    Through the Goldman Sachs Foundation, the program is offered at no cost to the business owner.

    •  Within 6 months of graduating, 67% of scholars reported increasing revenues and 47% of scholars added new jobs.
    •  During the program the scholars will develop a growth plan - a strategic and tactical implementation to guide their business growth.
    • Through a combination of online classes and professional workshops at Babson College, scholars will learn from some of the brightest minds in the business and build a powerful network of professional support.
    If you need additional information, please contact:  Nicaela Chinnaswamy, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at ICIC, 617.238.3023 •

  • 10/22/2020 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    Date: October 24th, 2020 @ 8:00 PM – 9:0 PM EDT (Online Event)

    Registration Link:

  • 10/18/2020 4:14 PM | Anonymous

    Congratulations to FAVOB member April Caldwell for her company being selected as one of the Top 5 for the next Bunker Labs Veterans In Residence Pitch Competition. Incredibly impressive that fayVen Inc and two others from Bunker Labs Tampa were selected for this opportunity. It’s a great testament to the entrepreneur talent in Florida and the effort of leaders like Valerie LavinBill Quigley, and Erik Maltais.

    While this current cohort of Veterans In Residence is close to wrapping up, applications are still open through 25 October for the next ViR starting in early 2021. It’s open to spouses and family members too!

    Date: November 5th, 2020

    Link to Register(Deadline October 25th):

  • 10/13/2020 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    Bunker Labs Tampa

    Are you in the military, a veteran, or a military spouse looking to launch your business? Applications for Bunker Labs Veterans-in-Residence Program, powered by WeWork, area open for the 21A Cohort.

    Some numbers:
    -Over 500 startups to date
    -89% of whom have reported the program accelerated their growth
    -44% increased their run-rate revenue
    -38% hired additional employees
    -23% raised funding between months 1-6

    REGISTRATION ENDS October 15th, 2020!! Apply Now!

    If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Lavin at!

  • 10/13/2020 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    What Will Happen? GovCon M&A Fast Forward

    October 27th, 2020 from 12pm-1pm ET

    On behalf of Holland & Knight, we would like to invite you to join us for the upcoming webinar, “What Will Happen? GovCon M&A Fast Forward.”  Holland & Knight Partner Jonathan Wolcott will be joining sbLiftOff Founder and CEO Sharon Heaton to discuss current M&A activity in the GovCon market and to provide their thoughts on what lies ahead despite the uncertainties of the national election and the continued COVID-19 pandemic. We hope you can join us!


  • 10/13/2020 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    We have been pushing the CEO Mindset course offered by JULO Strategy for a full year now. Along with the great results being achieved by it's graduates, veteran business owners and CEOs (or other executive roles) in Florida can attend the Phase 1 at no-cost thanks to a grant provided by Veterans Florida. A dozen or more FAVOB members have gone through the program and we've gained members out of it as well thanks to our partnership with JULO Strategy to facilitate getting more veterans into the class.

    If you can give three hours every Wednesday evening for six weeks (plus some homework in between), then we highly recommend that you participate in this CEO Mindset course. This is really a rather easy way for business owners to invest in themselves. Please take a hard look at this right now and jump on it if you are tired of being your best/only employee, doing too much on your own, or not seeing the needed growth in revenue. Don't keep thinking that you are too busy to do CEO Mindset. The reason you are too busy is because your business is running you instead of you running your business. Learn to ADE yourself - Automate, Delegate, and Eliminate.

    Our next CEO Mindset™ course is right around the corner! Seats are filling up fast! You must apply for this cohort and the deadline is OCTOBER 28th! Reserve your seat before they are gone!


    Wednesdays Nov 4th through Dec 9th, 2020 5:30 pm-8:30 pm

    Wednesdays Jan 6th through Feb 10th, 2021 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Have more questions? Please reach out to Beth Zimmer at!

  • 10/12/2020 12:47 PM | Anonymous

    Women-Owned Startups in Rural America - Learn About Useful Tools & Resources

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020 from 1pm to 2pm EST

    80% of rural small business owners believe the quality of life and cost of living are much better in rural areas, BUT they cite challenges.

    Join this LIVE Q&A session where the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC), USDA and SCORE will dedicate the full hour to answering your questions on the top challenges rural startups face and the most effective resources and programming to help your business thrive.

    This lively discussion will delve into the available training and resources for women business owners and entrepreneurs in rural America.The expert panelists include: NWBC Council Member Barbara Kniff-McCulla, owner and CEO of KLK Construction, CEO of SCORE Bridget Weston, and a special guest from the USDA.

    You can submit your questions during registration and during the LIVE webinar.


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Orlando, FL 32803

Mailing Address: PO Box 540447 
Orlando, FL 32854-0447



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