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  • 10/31/2022 11:14 AM | Anonymous

    AVET Project, a FAVOB non-profit member is working to address military death by suicide. 


    AVET Project Veterans Educational Cruise to the Bahamas this Veterans Day Nov 11-14, 2022 to help our military families THRIVE

    We NEED YOUR HELP to cover the cost of $1100 for 2 adults or $1282 for 2 adults one child. Prices subject to change

    oct 21 cruise spartan sponsors.pdf 

  • 10/27/2022 4:25 PM | Anonymous

    Welcome 8(a) Military Veterans, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW).

    No matter where you are in your entrepreneurial journey SBA can help you with: • Transition assistance • Entrepreneurial training • Disaster assistance • Access to capital • Federal government contracting opportunities in your local area The SBA is focused on supporting the strength and resiliency of the veteran small-business community through COVID-19 relief programs, as well as other resources and guidance to help you adapt and meet new demands.

    This year we have a Virtual 8(a) Veteran Exclusive Event that will be specifically geared for our future and existing North and South Florida District Office’s 8(a) Veteran Owned Businesses. WHEN: Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2022 Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am Location: Online Microsoft Teams –

     AGENDA: INTRO FOR ATTENDING VETERAN BUSINESSES PANEL OF SUCCESS STORIES/LESSONS LEARNED IN 8(a) PROGRAM DISCUSSION OF JOINT VENTURES & MENTOR PROTÉGÉ LESSONS LEARNED NETWORKING BREAK OUT SESSIONS Please RSVP no later than, NOV 1, 2022, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Natalie Hall, Economic Development Specialist via email at  or Ronald Brunner, Business Opportunity Specialist, via e-mail at

  • 10/27/2022 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    Owning a Veteran-Owned Small Business Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs.

    Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot.

    About Boots to Business Reboot Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. Participants that complete an in-person or online B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses.

    If you’ve already attended an in-person or online B2B Reboot course, visit to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses.

  • 10/27/2022 4:21 PM | Anonymous

    The SBA North & South Florida District Offices Presents: NVSBW Virtual Event - Theme: Marching Toward #VetBiz Success November 2, 2022 - 10am – 11:30AM EDT In support to National Veterans Small Business Week

    Please join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as we celebrate, connect, and empower service members including Veterans of all eras, Active-Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future. This FREE virtual event will provide valuable information from SBA and our partners, on the programs and services that are available, to help you launch or grow your veteran owned small business. You will also hear from our Resource Partner the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), on how they can provide you with free business mentoring and counseling and other business support. Plus, if you are you looking to accelerate your success in the federal marketplace, then you don’t want to miss out on hearing the information on the Veteran’s Institute for Procurement (VIP) program to learn how! Don’t forget to register to save your virtual seat!

    Click here to register: For questions or more information, place contact Natalie Hall at or Ronald Brunner at All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities if requested at least two weeks in advance, contact Natalie Hall at natalie.hall@sba.go

  • 10/12/2022 3:30 PM | Anonymous

    FAVOB is a member of US Coalition of Veteran Chambers to create opportunities for our members nation wide.

    This workshop will explore an opportunity to join the eMarketplace through the National Diversity Veteran Small Business eMarketplace AAFES platform to further do business with local military installation cardholders. The Air Force 1st Look Program is changing the way DoD does business to bring more revenue back to the States by asking military installations to keep their spending local.

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  • 10/12/2022 3:04 PM | Anonymous

    To Benefit:  National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS)
    Mission: To Eliminate Homelessness Among Veterans in Central Florida. 
    Providing street level outreach, homelessness prevention, and supportive services for homeless, at-risk, and low-income Veterans and their families since 2008.


    Adult $30 (Race Day $35)
    Child (under 17) $25 (Race Day $30)

    5th Annual Homestretch 5k November 13, 2022 in the Eau Gallie Art District

    Military/ Active Vet $25 (Race Day $30)
    Team $25
    Virtual $35

    Sponsorship Levels:
    Gold $1,750
    Logo on back of shirt, acknowledgements on website, social
    media tags and posts, vendor tent, and VIP runners pack
    (4 entries/4 shirts)

    Silver $1,000
    Logo on back of shirt, acknowledgements on website, social
    media tags and posts, vendor tent, 2 race entries and 2 shirts

    Bronze $500
    Logo on back of shirt

    Dog Tag $250
    Knowing you helped a Veteran in need

    Participant Perks:
    – Cool Tech Race Shirt (1st 400 runners)
    – Finisher and Placer Medals

  • 10/03/2022 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Hope all of our FAVOB members and families are safe and sound.  Now on to the business of recovery.  The following information is provided by the FL Dept of Economic Opportunity.  

    Business Damage Assessment Survey
    The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Division of Emergency Management have activated the Business Damage Assessment Survey to gather information about how Hurricane Ian is impacting local businesses. This survey will assess and inform recovery resources needed in impacted communities.

    Business Disaster Assistance Resources
    Enterprise Florida has launched a Disaster Assistance Resources Page with a list of state and federal resources available for businesses to utilize in their mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities.

    Florida Disaster Fund
    First Lady Casey DeSantis has announced the activation of the Florida Disaster Fund to support Florida’s communities impacted by Hurricane Ian. In partnership with public, private, and other non-governmental organizations, the Florida Disaster Fund supports response and recovery activities. To contribute, please visit or text DISASTER to 20222.

    Private Sector and Tourism Coordination Call
    The Florida State Emergency Response Team (SERT) provides daily conference calls at 1:30 p.m., Eastern Time, for private sector and industry partners.

    • Updates provided by SERT: Meteorology, Fuels, Communications, Transportation, Energy
    • Business & Industry Updates: Supply Chain Issues, Closed Locations and Adjusted Hours, Employee Evacuations, Business Priorities, Concerns and Challenges

    Call-in Information: 

    • Number: 888-585-9008
    • Participant Code: 753 329 128
    Time: 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., ET

  • 10/03/2022 10:46 AM | Anonymous

    Join us virtually for a panel discussion on the key elements for laying the foundation to scale your business. Hear from industry experts as they highlight key aspects of growing a successful business including the areas of finance, marketing & legal. Register at

    Business owners, especially solo-preneurs often lack the expertise to take their business to the next level and get stuck in a perpetual cycle of “working in the business and not on the business.” The other common challenge is “growing without knowing.” Growth can be captivating keeping your attention as you enjoy success. However, business owners are often blindsided by not knowing what they don’t know. Blindside events can be painful at best and at worse can derail growth opportunities or even force the closure of a business. Join those who have “been there, done that” as they share their experiences, lessons learned and advice on how to successfully scale up your business.

    Brought to you in collaboration by Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses, Inc. (FAVOB) & Veterans Entrepreneurship Initiative (VEI) through the financial support of Veterans Florida.

    About FAVOB

    FAVOB provides opportunities for veteran owned businesses to THRIVE through business networking, creating growth through supplier diversity and commercial business opportunities and advocating for policy change that enables veteran owned businesses to compete on a level playing field.
    To learn more, please visit

    About VEI

    VEI's mission is to empower and support veteran entrepreneurs through business guidance, education & mentorship through entrepreneurial cohort based training, workshops, coaching/mentoring and special programming. VEI is a Veteran-led 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization.
    To learn more, please visit:

  • 09/27/2022 8:41 AM | Anonymous

    So many of our fellow FAVOB members fought hard to bring freedom to Afghan families.  The mission continues to support those in harms way.  

    Please support our FAVOB member Sarah Gal in her efforts.  

    Please join WorldOrlandoZ Asian Vietnamese Kitchen, and TastyChomps for an evening of great food and friends, to support Afghan families in need.

    All proceeds from the dinner will go to WorldOrlando's Afghan IVLP Alumni Emergency Relief Fund. This fund was set up to help IVLP alumni, located both within Afghanistan and in third countries, to cover urgent short-term needs such as food, shelter, medical care, and/or relocation expenses.

    Hien Nguyen, owner of Z Asian Vietnamese Kitchen, was a refugee from Vietnam in the 1970s and has lived in Orlando for over 40 years. Ricky Ly, founder of, is the son of Vietnamese refugees and is also a board member of WorldOrlando. “In a way, this is a small act to give back to those in need and seeking refuge from the tragedies of war.”

    Since 1963, WorldOrlando, a 501c3 nonprofit, has served as the local implementer of the U.S. Dept. of State's premier professional exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP). 

    WorldOrlando hosted numerous IVLP participants from Afghanistan over the years whom we've stayed in contact with and are committed to supporting during this current humanitarian crisis. Your support addresses the urgent needs of these IVLP alumni and their families, who are at risk due to their previous involvement in U.S.-funded activities. 

  • 09/19/2022 11:03 AM | Anonymous

    Subj:  Can You Influence Buyers?

    Have you ever observed business colleagues and contemporaries moving with ease in any setting and wished that you had a playbook that included some of their secrets?

    Do you wonder if you’re trying too hard, or maybe not trying hard enough? How do you know which is it and, more importantly, how do you identify smart ways to exercise influence with greater success and ease, more consistently.

    FAVOB Member Gene Moran’s new book, co-authored by Alan Weiss, Million Dollar Influence: How to Drive Powerful Decisions through Language, Leverage, and Leadership, will be released is November 8th, but you can pre-order today. Some special offers apply during presales. See them here.

    To celebrate the pre-release of the book, Gene and Alan are offering two live interactive zoom sessions, September 22nd at 11am eastern, and November 2nd at 11am eastern, where we’ll discuss how you can improve your own abilities of influence.

    During each zoom session, you’ll get to experience concepts directly from the book with Gene and Alan, where we’ll point out things that are likely right in front of you that could change your abilities of influence. We’ll be discussing things like:

    How to get the key meeting with the right decision maker, and then capitalize on it

    Examining what may be flawed assumptions in how you approach an organization or counterpart

    Bringing other champions into the mix so that your voice is amplified by others

    Recognizing when rules can be ignored (or adapted) to achieve the best outcome without extra effort

    See you there, you can register for the free zoom sessions here.


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Physical Address: 835 Bennett Rd. 
Orlando, FL 32803

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



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