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Boots To Business: Reboot Sacramento

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Veterans Business Outreach Center Region IX

3831 North Freeway Boulevard

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Sacramento, CA 95834

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ONE DAY INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP WORKSHOP

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DATE: Thursday, November 14, 2019

LOCATION: 3831 North Freeway Blvd, Suite 105 Sacramento, CA 95834

TIME: 08:30 – 16:30

TRAINERS

Mr. Allen C. Archuleta, Jr., MBA

Deputy Director & Lead Consultant, Veterans Business Outreach Center

RESOURCES

- Feasibility Planning Tool (page 97 in spiral bound booklet)

- SBA Office of Veterans Business Development Page (https://www.sba.gov/ovbd )

- SBA Website (https://www.sba.gov/ )

GOALS & OBJECTIVES

- To assist participants in understanding the steps, stages, and activities related to launching and growing a business as a post-military career.

- To help participants understand how business ownership might align (or not) with their own personal strength and life goals.

- To provide introductory training and orientation to the fundamental tools and strategies associated with executing on plans to launch a new business

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTIONS

OBJECTIVE: Provide an overview of the Boots to Business program, the 1-day workshop.

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 the basics of competitive strategy/analysis.

TRAINING MODULE 4: THE ECONOMICS OF SMALL BUSINESS START-UP

OBJECTIVE: Understand the foundation for the cost, price, volume relationship, as it informs profit potential and sustainability for the planned venture.

TRAINING MODULE 5: Picking the Correct Legal Entity for Your Business

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.

GROUP QUESTION/ANSWER SESSION/CLOSING REMARKS

LOCAL RESOURCES

Sacramento SBA District Office Capital Region

6501 Sylvan Road 1 Citrus Heights, CA 95610 | 916-735-1500

www.sba.gov/offices/ district/ca/citrus-heights

SBDC Sacramento

Capital Mall #300 Sacramento, CA 95814 | 916-319-4268

www.capitalregionsbdc.com

SCORE Sacramento

4990 Stockton Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95820 | 916-635-9085

www.sacramento.score.org

Veterans Business Outreach Center

3831 North Freeway Blvd, #105 Sacramento, CA 95834 | 916-527-8400

www.vbocix.org

California Capital Financial Development Corporation

1792 Tribute Road #270 Sacramento, CA 95815 | 415-541-8580

www.cacapital.org

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