A variety of face-to-face, as well as online trainings and events are hosted by the SoCal VBOC throughout the year. Workshops covering business start-up and pre-planning, and government contracting take place monthly. Specialty events such as “Meet the Buyers” and the California Procurement Event are offered throughout the year.

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Discover Local Boots to Business Reboot Classes

Business Start-up & Preplanning

Boots to Business

Boots to Business

Designed for service members and military spouses at military installations on the road to entrepreneurship.

Outline

• Identify business opportunities
• Draft a business plan
• Connect with local small business resources
• Launch your small business
• Learn marketing basics

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Boots to Business | Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot

Designed for transitioning service members, Guard, Reserve, Veterans of all eras and military-connected family members.

Outline

• Identify business opportunities
• Draft a business plan
• Connect with local small business resources
• Launch your small business
• Learn marketing basics

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Launch It! eCommerce for Military Spouses by the SoCal VBOC

LAUNCH IT!
eCommerce 101 For Mil Spouses

The eCommerce workshop is built around the amazing men and women who sacrifice so much in support of their military and veteran partners – Mil Spouses

This 2 day, online workshop will help you build a business that can travel around the world with you and your family!

WEDNESDAY, September 22 & 29, 2021
8:30 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

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SWRC MAC Military Veteran & Spouse Entrepreneurship Panel

SWRC MAC Entrepreneurship Panel

Connect your Veteran Business to The Rosie Network, VetFran and SoCal VBOC at the upcoming Entrepreneur Panel hosted with Marc Sigmon, MBA and the SWRC Military Affairs Committee!

Join this all star panel and get ready to start or expand your Veteran-owned business.

Learn from Stephanie Brown, CEO The Rosie Network,  Matt Wiggins, Associate Manager VetFran and Keli Benham-Anthis, Director SoCal VBOC.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2021
Starting at 11:00 AM PDT

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Urban Farming Online Workshop by the SoCal VBOC

URBAN FARMING WORKSHOP

Join the GBI Emerald Veterans, WelcomeHome.Vet, the VBOC @WWBIC and the SoCal VBOC for a 1/2 day event focused on starting and growing your Veteran-owned urban farming business.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • What is Urban Farming
  • Urban Farmers Panel
  • Technology and Law Hurdles
  • Marketplace and Distribution

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM PDT

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Military personnel shaking hands.

GOVERNMENT CERTIFICATIONS

Presented by the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC)

You will learn about Federal, State and Local Certifications:

  • The Vets First Verification Program
  • Requirements, qualifications, and application steps for the 8(a) Business Development Program
  • Woman-Owned Small Business certification
  • HUBZone certification for businesses located in geographic areas with above-average unemployment and below-average annual income
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business certification
  • Small Business certification, a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise certification and a new Small Business (for the purpose of Public Works) certification

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM PDT

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