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PowerPoint Veterans Business Outreach Center Region IV

PowerPoint Veterans Business Outreach Center Region IV

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  • 1. Florida Small Business Development Center Network
  • 2. Economic Development The FSBDC Network is the largest statewide provider of entrepreneurial services and plays a vital role in Florida’s economic development initiatives. The FSBDCN is the only organization in Florida that: Assists entrepreneurs in all stages of business ! Maintains a statewide infrastructure ! Works with firms in all industry sectors ! Links the resources of Florida’s universities and ! community colleges to businesses Provides access to a national network of over 1,100 ! centers
  • 3. Statewide Infrastructure 34 SBDCs located at: • 7 of 10 State Universities • 8 Community Colleges • Chambers of Commerce • Economic Development Councils • Federal, State and Local Government Agencies Additional outreach at 60+ locations, utilizing resource partners such as chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, business incubators and lending institutions. www.FloridaSBDC. org *Less than 40 hrs/week
  • 4. Access to a National Network Over 1,100 SBDCs nationwide, actively serving over 500,000 small businesses annually
  • 5. Florida SBDC Network Specialized Programs Procurement Technical Assistance Center ! Veterans’ Business Outreach Center ! Business Continuity & Risk Management Cente ! Small Business Resource Network ! Defense Economic Transition Assistance ! Business Technology Commercialization ! International Programs !
  • 6. Veterans’ Business Outreach Center Program Increasing Business Opportunities For Veterans Serves as a clearinghouse of business and technical assistance for ! veterans interested in starting or growing a business Provides research, counseling and education ! Links to comprehensive information services, resource partners ! and experts in many fields Assists with contracting, franchising and FastTrac curriculum ! Covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North ! Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee Veteran clients won over $257 million in contract awards—
  • 7. The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. The SBA has five organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).
  • 8. The Research Foundation of the State University of New York States Covered Syracuse District Office 41 State Street New York Albany, NY New jersey Mike Ross Puerto Rico Phone: 518.443.5398 ext. 163 Fax: 518.443.5275 Virgin Islands Email: m.ross@nyssbdc.org nyssbdc.org/vboc Robert Morris University States Covered Pittsburgh District Office 600 Fifth Avenue Delaware Pittsburgh, PA 15219 District of Columbia Richard G. Portis Maryland Phone: 412.227.6842 Fax: 412.227.6850 Pennsylvania Email: vboc@rmu.edu Virginia Website: rmu.edu West Virginia The University of West Florida in Pensacola States Covered Florida District Office 2500 Minnesota Avenue Alabama Lynn Haven, FL 32444 Florida Phone: 800.542.7232 / 850.271.1108 Georgia Fax: 850.271.1109 Website: http://www.vboc.org/ Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina South Carolina Tennessee The University of Texas - Pan American States Covered Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office 1201 West University Drive Arkansas Edinburg, TX 78539-2999 Louisana Jessica Lopez New Mexico Phone: 956.292.7535 Fax: 956.316.2612 Oklahoma Email: vboc@panam.edu Texas Website: coserve.org/vboc Vietnam Veterans of California - VBOC States Covered Sacramento District Office 7270 E. Southgate Drive, Suite 1 Arizona Sacramento, CA 95823 California Coreena Conoley Guam Phone: 916.393.1690 Fax: 916.393.1693 Hawaii Email: cconley@vboc-ca.org Nevada Website: http://www.vboc-ca.org
  • 9. Education and Training Workshops, seminars, business expos and conferences ! Practical and current information ! Business topics from basic to advanced business ! management functions and skills Instructors/Presenters include SBDC CBAs, college faculty, ! government experts and private-sector professionals
  • 10. One-on-One Confidential Counseling Is confidential and provided at no cost ! Utilizes Certified Business Analysts (CBA)s with ! practical and theoretical business management experience: ! discuss ideas and strategies ! identify problems and find solutions ! share knowledge and information ! provide advice and guidance ! answer questions
  • 11. VBOC Program Success
  • 12. Our Clients Are Saying
  • 13. Our Clients Are Saying
  • 14. Procurement Technical Assistance Center Program Selling to the Government Made Easy Helps Florida businesses obtain contracts with DOD ! and other federal, state and local government agencies Assists with bid/proposal preparation; basic training ! conferences; marketing; contract administration; pre- award surveys; quality assurance program; Federal Supply Schedule solutions; 8(a), SDB and MBE certifications, and more FY 2006-07 PTAC clients won over $322 million in contracts
  • 15. FL Governor Charlie Christ Signs HB 687 Pref Treatment for S-D-V-O-B at Tyndall Air Force Base VBOC Client Gary Harris Gary Harris Featured (Legislation provides Pref Treatment in FL Contracting) http://www.myfloridahouse.com/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=38088
  • 16. About the EBV http://whitman.syr.edu/ebv/ The EBV is designed around two central elements: a) focused, practical training in the tools and skills of new venture creation and growth, reflecting issues unique to disability and public benefits programs; and b) the establishment of a support structure for graduates of the program. The practical elements of the program will involve three phases: Phase I: delegates participate in a self-study curriculum, facilitated by an online discussion and assessment module, which will be moderated by entrepreneurship faculty and graduate students from one of the partner EBV Universities. During this phase delegates will work on the development of their own business concepts. Phase II: during the nine-day residency at one of the four EBV Universities, delegates are exposed to the ‘nuts and bolts’ of business ownership through experiential workshops and lesson from world-class entrepreneurship faculty representing nationally ranked programs around the country. Phase III: delegates are provided with 12 months of ongoing support and mentorship from faculty experts at the EBV Universities Whitman School of Management Syracuse University Florida State University College of Business UCLA Anderson School of Management MAYS Business School at Texas A&M University Krannert School of Management at Purdue University VBOC Region IV Presenter at 2008 EBV Conference