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  • 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 

  • 10/28/2020 5:56 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 11am to 12:30pm EST


    This class discusses the multiple sources of capital for starting and growing a small business. The pros and cons of the funding sources are reviewed. Topics to be discussed include familiar options such as self-financing, funding from friends & family, and partnerships. Other sources are reviewed such as:

    • Small Business Loans

    • SBA Loan Guaranty Program

    • Microloans

    Some less conventional financing sources along with their pros and cons are also discussed, including selling equity (shares), venture capital, angel investors, and crowd funding.

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at 

  • 10/28/2020 5:51 PM | Anonymous

    Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 9am to 10am EST


    Awareness, engagement and conversions, it's the byproduct of visibility and it's easier said than done. The online world is noisy, which makes it hard for small businesses to be seen or heard. You need a solid visibility plan. What's a good starting point? One visibility day a week. In this session you will learn 5 tactics to capture the spotlight in the direction to your company and stand out against the competition. Find out how a business visibility day can boost your business' bottom line by registering for this no-cost event, today!

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 10/27/2020 8:02 PM | Anonymous

     Access courses on Market Research, Buying a Business, and Preparing a Loan Package


     Market Research

    You have a great product or service, but who are your customers and how can you reach them? Take SBA's FREE online course for an overview of how to identify your customers and how to market to them.

    Launch the course

    How to Buy a Business

    Are you thinking about buying a business? Take SBA's FREE online training for an overview of how to determine the value of a business and how to transfer ownership of a business.

    Launch the course

     How to Prepare a Loan Package

    Are you thinking about securing a loan for your small business? Take SBA's FREE online training for an overview of how to prepare a loan package.

    Launch the course

    Blogs and Recorded Business Training Videos

    For more questions, please contact Lonnie Koyama at

  • 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):


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.


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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