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1600 East Randol Mill Road

Arlington, TX 76011

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Where Awareness and Access Collide to Inspire Action

Because you served...and continue to serve.

The Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive learning and networking opportunities to increase awareness of and facilitate access to entrepreneurial development resources that inspire action and adds economic value through the military connected community.​

Fireside Chats. Keynotes and Best Practice Panel Discussions. Interactive Workshops. Procurement Fair with Contract Match Making. Veterans Franchise Expo. Small Business Showcase. Resource Fair with Access to Capital and Mentoring. Pitch Competition. Face to Face Networking and Engaging Collaborations. Great Food. Unlimited Learning...and Fun.

Business Beyond the Battlefield participants are like global ambassadors for remarkable entrepreneurship training. They are people who care about the military-connected community and want to bring valuable, proven principles and entrepreneur resources to growing small businesses. Quite simply, Business Beyond the Battlefield provides a platform for attendees, partners, exhibitors and presenters:

  • To develop impactful relationships with new and established
    military-connected entrepreneurs who are shaping the global enterprise system across an array of industries

  • To empower those who have served and continue to serve and protect the free enterprise system on the front lines of innovation and economic battle grounds

  • To expose your brand through the significant amount of earned media generated by Business Beyond the Battlefield​​

Customize your business development experience with four training tracks:

  1. Basic Training Track – Entrepreneur Boot Camp for nascent/novice entrepreneurs seeking to start a veteran owned small business (VOSB) facilitated by the U.S. Small Business Administration resource partners
  2. Strategic Reconnaissance Track – Selected subject matter sessions for existing businesses seeking to grow facilitated by experienced subject matter experts
  3. Contract Deployment Track – Government and Corporate contract training and bid matching opportunities for VOSBs facilitated by NVSBC and NaVOBA
  4. Special Operations Track – CEO strategy sessions for seasoned and mature businesses with current revenues exceeding $1 million delivered by executives from sponsoring organizations

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bbbc logoYour battlefield may have been in a distant or foreign land defending the America way of life. Now, participating in the American dream of business ownership by starting and growing a business may feel just as distant and foreign. Be inspired.

Education cost, but it pays for itself. There are resources and information that can empower you to have an amazing transformation. Simplify the journey and achieve your entrepreneurial endeavors at BBBC.

What is BBBC?

The National Veterans Small Business Week Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference (BBBC) gets you face-to-face with the hottest Businesses and Franchise opportunities "powered by veterans and military connected spouses" and the resouces that enable businesses to thrive.

  • Access relevant resources that provide guided information on finances and mentorships, including the best programming and services for your business type and model.

  • Learn how to identify relevant and valuable programs and services, and how to determine which programs are best for your professional development needs and learning style.

  • Understand how to manage expectations of the mentoring relationships by learning how to gather relevant and useful information from mentors, and how to ask direct and applicable questions.

  • Learn how to talk about your business in a clear and concise manner.

  • Learn how to maximize your skills by identifying your business profile and applying your strengths to your business.

  • Collaborate with other veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs, programs and service providers that are best for your specific business needs.

  • Discover relevant resources on business finances through workshops on how to be money-smart or better manage your personal and business finances.

  • Communicate and share through multiple tools, networking interactions and feedback surveys regarding best practices and veteran entrepreneurs’ needs and successes.

  • Tap into the growing community of resources that are helpful to military connected entrepreneurs through our private online community which uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to match entrepreneurs with opportunities, locally and online that will help you start or grow your business based upon those resources that veteran entrepreneurs report are most helpful.

  • Meet and interact with capital partners to access the funding you need to grow, improve and prosper.

  • Meet face to face with diversity and procurement professionals representing open opportunities to expand your business through both corporate and government contracting.

  • Interact with veteran friendly franchise executives with decades of experience, and choose from multiple concepts in dozens of industries that align with your unique business profile.

  • Increase your understanding of franchise law, and learn about franchise financing and how to grow absentee businesses.

How Does BBBC Work?


Business Beyond the Battlefield is an ecosystem of doers, made up of many communities who challenge, support, and drive you to think bigger, and that matches you with opportunities, locally and online. As part of BBBC, the Veterans Franchise Expo and Resource Fair is the premier annual event focused on increasing awareness of and facilitating access to entrepreneur education, training and inspirational resources. Link your product or service to government and corporate procurement needs at the match making event. Attend the franchise expo and find the opportunity that aligns with your personal and business goals. Visit the resource fair and find the missing pieces to complete your strategic initiatives. Showcase your business and discover what is available to empower you to grow, improve and prosper.

Why Attend BBBC?


BBBC allows you to tap into powerful hands-on seminars from industry professionals and current business owners who will empower you with the information you need to know in order to successfully start or grow your own successful business. Connect your brand to a patriotic community of entrepreneurs and resource partners that fuel the American dream of business ownership. Build your knowledge, your network and your bottom line, and have fun doing it!

Who Should Attend BBBC?


Meet, collaborate, and build profitable business relationships during this dynamic week of seminars, networking, fun and growth opportunities. BBBC is open to new and existing businesses from the military connected community, including transitioning veterans, disabled veterans, National Guard, active duty and reserve component military members, and entrepreneurial spouses.

Discover opportunities. Learn from the experts. Be inspired!

Visit www.BBBC19.com for additional details and sponsorship opportunities.

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