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Your battlefield may have been in a distant or foreign land.  Starting and growing a business may feel just as distant and foreign.  But, you can live the American dream of business ownership.

 

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.​

  • 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.

REGISTRATION

EARLY BIRD TICKETS
AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME
Are you a current business owner who wants to learn how to boost your operations and increase your revenues?  Are you seeking resources that align with your personal and strategic business development needs?  Are you a new entrepreneur interested in starting your own business?  Would you like to learn how to get started?
NVSBW BBBC

 

The National Veterans Small Business Week Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference gets you face-to-face with the hottest Businesses and Franchise opportunities "powered by veterans and military connected spouses".

VETERANS BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM RESOURCE FAIR & FRANCHISE EXPO

 

The Veterans Business Symposium Resource Fair & Franchise Expo is the premier event focused on increasing awareness of and facilitating access to entrepreneur education, training and inspirational resources. Come showcase your business and discover what is available to empower you to grow, improve and prosper.

POWERFUL SEMINARS

 

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. 

POWERED BY VETERANS and MILITARY SPOUSES

 

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

Where Awareness and Access Collide to Inspire Action

Fireside Chats. Keynotes. Workshops. Procurement Fair with Contract Match Making. Franchise Expo.  Small Business Showcase. Small Business Resource Expo with Access to Capital and Mentoring.  Pitch Competition. Unlimited Networking, Collaborations, Food...and Fun.

REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 400 COMPANIES
CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM 4 TRAINING TRACKS
A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 12 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
OVER 20 POWERFUL SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS 
NETWORK WITH 300 VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEURS 
 
CONNECT YOUR BRAND at BBBC19
Where Awareness and Access Collide to Inspire Action

Fireside Chats. Keynotes. Workshops. Procurement Fair with Contract Match Making. Franchise Expo.  Small Business Showcase. Small Business Resource Expo with Access to Capital and Mentoring.  Pitch Competition. Unlimited Networking, Collaborations, Food...and Fun.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE FROM 4 TRAINING TRACKS
A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 12 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
OVER 20 POWERFUL SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS 
NETWORK WITH 300 VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEURS 
REPRESENTING 
MORE THAN 400 COMPANIES
Where Awareness and Access Collide to Inspire Action

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

4 TRAINING TRACKS TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR EXPERIENCE
A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF 12 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
OVER 20 INTERACTIVE SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS 
ACCESS MORE THAN 100 ENTREPRENEURIAL DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
NETWORK WITH 300 VETERANS & MILITARY SPOUSE ENTREPRENEURS