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Dates and locations for seminars, workshops, meetings, and other events are listed below. View a list highlighting these events.

Interested in making OSDBU a part of your event? Request an OSDBU Speaker or Booth at your event. Please complete the VA OSDBU Conference Invitation Request. Requests can be emailed to osdbuconfinvitations@va.gov. Please allow 10 business days for final decision.

February

Pre-Application Webinar and Town Hall

Date: February 24, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms interested in submitted their first CVE Verification application. Also, firms who have been inactive in the program for some time and now desire to submit an application can also benefit from this session. The Pre-Application webinar and town hall occurs every Friday and the third Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you.
Please register here » External link to a non-government website

How to Stay Verified

Date: February 28, 2017
Time: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Online
POC: vaosdbu.cvepre-appbriefs@va.gov
Synopsis: The Center for Verification and Evaluation hosts Webinar and Town Hall sessions for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business interested in participating in the Veterans First Contracting Program. This training is designed for firms whose current verification is at the 6-month anniversary and want to remain verified. The How to Stay Verified webinar and town hall occurs every fourth Tuesday of the month. Please register for the date that works best for you. Please register here » External link to a non-government website
March
MAR
1
Industry Day and Request for Capabilities Statements National Broker Support Services
Time: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Date: March 1, 2017
Access: Vendor Portal Registration and other Industry Day information can be accessed online at: https://vaindustryday.wordpress.com
Location: 425 I Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is exploring the potential of issuing a solicitation for national Indefinite Deliverable, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts for real estate broker services. You are receiving this message because you are listed in the VA Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. Industry Day for National Broker Support Services.

Use the following link to view the entire solicitation on the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) website. FedBizOpps.Gov Solicitation VA10117N0322External link to a non-government website

Response Information: Responses to this solicitation must be submitted by 5 p.m. EST, February 24, 2017. Capabilities Statements must be submitted by 4 p.m. EST, March 20, 2017. Industry Day registration, capabilities statements, comments, and questions must be submitted electronically using the above link. Do not reply to this email message. This special notice is not a contract request.
MAR
3
Boots to Business Reboot
Date: March 3, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center
Rockland Community College
145 College Road
Brucker Hall, Room 6102
Suffern, NY 10901-3620
Contact: 845–356–6065
Synopsis: Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (one-day in person); Step Two: Foundations of Entrepreneurship course (8-weeks online; only accessible after completion of Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course). Participation in this program includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Ownership
Module 2: Basics of Opportunity Recognition
Module 3: Market Research
Module 4: Economics of Small Business Startup
Module 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for your business
Module 6: Financing the Venture
Module 7:Introduction to Business Planning
Module 8: Resources to Support You

Open to Veterans and their spouses. Registration: www.boots2business.org/Rebootapply/ External link to a non-government website
MAR
8
Tri-State Procurement Conference
Date: March 8, 2017
Location: Hannibal LaGrange University
2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, MO 63401
POC: Christopher Shoemaker
shoemakercl@missouri.edu
660-385-2173
Synopsis: The Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois Procurement Technical Assistance Center’s (PTAC) are hosting a Tri-State Procurement Conference in at the Hannibal LaGrange University in Hannibal Missouri. The event is open to all Missouri, Iowa, and Illinois businesses owners looking to learn how to procure contracts with Government Agencies. The event will focus on learning to Contract with Local, State, and Federal Government Agencies. “Now You can Discover what it takes to Procure Contracts with Agencies from all Levels of Government.” View website » External link to a non-government website
April
APR
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Boots to Business Reboot
Date: April 11, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: FedCap Office
210 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017
Contact: 518–326–5522
Synopsis: Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (one-day in person); Step Two: Foundations of Entrepreneurship course (8-weeks online; only accessible after completion of Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course). Participation in this program includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Ownership
Module 2: Basics of Opportunity Recognition
Module 3: Market Research
Module 4: Economics of Small Business Startup
Module 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for your business
Module 6: Financing the Venture
Module 7:Introduction to Business Planning
Module 8: Resources to Support You

Open to Veterans and their spouses. Registration: www.boots2business.org/Rebootapply/ External link to a non-government website
APR
12
Boots to Business Reboot
Date: April 12, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Hampton Inn Suites by Hilton
125 Merrick Road
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Contact: 518–326–5522
Synopsis: Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (one-day in person); Step Two: Foundations of Entrepreneurship course (8-weeks online; only accessible after completion of Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course). Participation in this program includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Ownership
Module 2: Basics of Opportunity Recognition
Module 3: Market Research
Module 4: Economics of Small Business Startup
Module 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for your business
Module 6: Financing the Venture
Module 7:Introduction to Business Planning
Module 8: Resources to Support You

Open to Veterans and their spouses. Registration: www.boots2business.org/Rebootapply/ External link to a non-government website
May
No Events Scheduled At This Time
June
JUNE
2
Boots to Business Reboot
Date: June 2, 2017
Time: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Location: Small Business Development Center
Conference Center
Farmingdale State College
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Contact: 631–420–2765
Synopsis: Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course (one-day in person); Step Two: Foundations of Entrepreneurship course (8-weeks online; only accessible after completion of Step One: Introduction to Entrepreneurship course). Participation in this program includes:

Module 1: Introduction to Business Ownership
Module 2: Basics of Opportunity Recognition
Module 3: Market Research
Module 4: Economics of Small Business Startup
Module 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for your business
Module 6: Financing the Venture
Module 7:Introduction to Business Planning
Module 8: Resources to Support You

Open to Veterans and their spouses. Registration: www.boots2business.org/Rebootapply/ External link to a non-government website

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