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  • 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.

  • 10/12/2020 12:46 PM | Anonymous

    SEO for Non-Techies & Small Businesses 

    Thursday, October 22, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST

    This free webinar will teach you what SEO or Search Engine Optimization is. We will walk you through the process of creating a keyword driven content strategy. Explain what a long tail Keyword is, and what On-Page and Off- Page optimization are. You will also learn how to get build backlinks to your website and how to avoid black-hat optimization. Attending the Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses webinar first is highly recommended. Click here for more information and to register.

  • 10/12/2020 12:44 PM | Anonymous

    Effective Digital Marketing Channels for Small Businesses 

    Thursday, October 15, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm EST

    This free webinar addresses the Channels box in the Business Model Canvas and is a continuation of the Marketing to Your Target Market webinar. It identifies the different Digital Marketing Channels available to you and what are the most important channels for your business. We will show you why having a Unique Selling Proposition (USP) is so important for Digital Marketing and provide you with the key elements to a successful Digital Marketing strategy. Click here for more information and to register.

  • 10/09/2020 5:00 AM | Anonymous

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    Military Veteran to Agriculture EntrepreneurZephrine and Derrick join Bunker Labs to discuss agriculture and farming entrepreneurial paths. How can you get a farm up and running? How can strategic partnerships and community connections help to grow your business?

    Get Your Tickets Here:

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    Veterans in Residence Pitch Competition-Join us for the first ever National Veterans in Residence Pitch Competition featuring participants of the 20B Cohort. Five companies chosen from our 23 cohorts across the county will pitch for a chance to win money to help propel their business forward.There will be pitches, there will be a laughs, there will be Bunker orange and of course . . . PRIZES! 

    Get Your Tickets Here:  :

    Thursday, November 19, 2020 3:00 PM ET:

    The Bunker vConnect Event Series : is the adaptation of the in-person facilitated networking program, Bunker Connect, piloted by Bunker Labs and the Schultz Family Foundation, where 90% of attendees made meaningful connections.Finding a good mentor can be tough and networking is often a chore. Why not try something different that’s fun, effective, and benefits the military-connected community? Grow your network and help others do the same.

    Get Your Tickets Here:


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