SBA’s 2012 Operation Startup and Grow – Free Conference for Military Veteran Business Owners in New York
Attention Veteran Owned Business Members in Upstate New York:
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Operation: Start Up & Grow is the premier veterans business conference in Upstate New York for veterans and members of the military community who want to start or expand their own small business. This FREE conference features speakers, workshops, networking, exhibitors and much more. More than 100 veterans with an idea for a business or already in business found valuable information and resources to take their business to the next level at last year’s conference. Please call 315-471-9393 for more information about this event
Do you want to start a business? Expand your existing business? Find all the resources in one location at this FREE conference for veteran entrepreneurs! Operation: Start Up & Grow is the premier veterans business conference in Upstate New York for our veterans and members of the military community who want to start or expand their own small business.
Conference highlights include keynote address from Brian Bluff, USN veteran and president of Site-Seeker, Inc. and emcee interview with Mary Warren, PE, USAF veteran and president of Black Horse Group General Contractors. The half-day event includes breakout workshops, dozens of exhibitors, networking sessions, awards ceremony and lunch.
Registration is now open! Please contact SBA at 315-471-9393 ext. 233 or [email protected] to register for the event.
The 2012 Operation: Start Up & Grow conference is sponsored by: Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, M&T Bank, New York Business Development Corporation, New York Veteran Business Outreach Center, Onondaga Community College, Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College, The Tech Garden, U.S. Small Business Administration, and WISE Women’s Business Center.
Allgaier Law Firm, Clear Path for Veterans, Empire State Development, Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, Excelsior College, Falcone Center for Entrepreneurship at Syracuse University, M&T Bank, New York Business Development Corporation, New York State Division of Veteran’s Center, New York State Office of General Services Procurement Services Group, New York Veteran Business Outreach Center, North Country Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Onondaga Community College Veterans Affairs Office, Onondaga County Veterans Services Agency, Onondaga Employee Leasing Services, Inc., PathStone Enterprise Center, Site-Seeker, Inc., Small Business Development Center at Onondaga Community College, Start-Up NY, Syracuse Veterans Center, Syracuse Literacy Zones, The Tech Garden, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs Buffalo Medical Center, U.S. Small Business Administration, Visions Federal Credit Union, Watertown Veterans Center and WISE Women’s Business Center.
9:00-9:05 Opening Remarks
9:05-9:15 SBA Initiatives for Veteran Small Businesses
9:15-10:00 Keynote Address from USN veteran Brian Bluff, president of Site-Seeker, Inc.
10:00-10:30 Networking with Exhibitors
– Social Media-Bootstrap Marketing
– Where’s the Money?
– Doing Business With Uncle Sam
– Marketing-Tools to Increase Market Share
– A Look at a Successful Veteran Loan
– The VA as Your Customer
12:20 Awards Presentation: Veteran-Owned Business Achievement Award and Patriot Lender of the Year Award
12:30-1:00 Emcee Interview with USAF veteran Mary Warren, PE, president of Black Horse Group General Contractors
Cosponsorship # 12-0248-05