Aug 15
SBA Sponsored Event
NOTE: This event has expired.

Boots to Business: Reboot

Business and Economy Business Planning Contracting Lender Financing/Financing a Business Marketing Starting a Business

August 15, 2014 | 8:00 am PST - August 16, 2014 | 2:00 pm PST

Bob Hope Patriotic Hall - Lincoln Room

1816 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA,90015

Patrick Rodriguez

Los Angeles SBA District Office

This is a free event.

Boots to Business: Reboot is an entrepreneurial education program offered to veterans by the U.S. Small Business Administration(SBA) in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF). Modeled after the existing Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup program, this program will be offered in twelve U.S. cities, including Los Angeles in August. The curriculum provides valuable assistance to veterans exploring self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and the foundational knowledge required for developing a business plan. Participants are also introduced to SBA resources available to help access start-up capital and additional technical assistance. The two-day training will include eight modules, two panels covering financing and veteran business assistance and current veteran business owners will speak about their experiences in starting a business. TRAINING MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO THE ENTREPRENEURIAL EXPERIENCE OBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the entrepreneurial process, what it means to be an entrepreneur, the opportunities and challenges and military skills and attributes that transfer over to entrepreneurship. TRAINING MODULE 2: RIGHT IDEA? BASICS OF OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION OBJECTIVE: Describe the process and activities related to understanding the ‘business case’ for turning an idea into a sustainable business concept. TRAINING MODULE 3: MARKETS & YOUR COMPETITIVE SPACE OBJECTIVE: Understand how to conduct market research, the importance of market research, and also the basics of competitive strategy/analysis. TRAINING MODULE 4: THE ECONOMICS OF SMALL BUSINESS OBJECTIVE: Understand the foundation for the cost, price, volume relationship, as it informs profit potential and sustainability for the planned venture. MODULE 5: LEGAL ISSUES IMPACTING VOBS OBJECTIVE: Understand the various legal forms of a business; opportunities and challenges associated with each; offer an overview of other legal considerations impacting veteran-owned business; government contracting. MODULE 6: FINANCING YOUR VENTURE OBJECTIVE: Understand the resources required to execute on your venture concept; understand the different opportunities to fund start-up and subsequent growth; opportunities and challenges associated with each. MODULE 7: MOVING FORWARD – BUSINESS PLANNING OBJECTIVE: Leveraging the Nuts & Bolts Guide to Business Planning, understand how to move from feasibility analysis to constructing a viable and fundable business plan. MODULE 8: MOVING FORWARD: RESOURCES TO SUPPORT YOU OBJECTIVE: Understand the resources available through the SBA, VA, and other resource partners positioned to provide future training and support of the participant’s efforts to launch and grow a sustainable business venture.