A variety of face-to-face 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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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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Steps to Starting Your LGBTQ+ Owned Business

This workshop addresses all the things to consider before starting your business.

Outline

• Permits and Licenses
• Business Entities
• Business Plan
• LGBT Business Enterprise (LGBTBE) Certification

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Government Contracting

Government Contracting in a Day

This workshop is packed with all the information you need to get started with government contracting.

Outline

• What you need to get started
• How to find your buyer
• Creating a capabilities statement
• What certifications are available
• How to write a proposal

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