Veterans: Launch Or Grow Your Business Special Event and Networking

Wed 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing

Veterans Helping Veterans: Launch Or Grow Your Business Special Event - Small Business Assistance and Networking!

No Cost Event, Open To All Veteran Service Members And Their Families

Key Speakers to Address access to capital/funding options, understanding various loan programs, building and understanding credit, launching your business, marketing and social media, veteran-owned business certification, government contracting OR meet one-on-one with an expert consultant.

Meet and network with university, state and federal veteran service organizations, learn about available veteran programs, meet organizations who are here to help, network with other service members, and make connections for your business!

When: Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022 5pm - 8pm

Where: Fairleigh Dickinson University Metro Campus - Dickinson Hall Parking in the lot next to Dickinson Hall. Please note the event will take place at the above location. Address provided after registering.

Join Us For An Evening Of Networking And Financial Education!

The NJSBDC At FDU Is Hosting This Seminar In Collaboration With: Cross River, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Silberman College of Business, Office of Veteran Services at FDU, the New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), the Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the NJSBDC Capital Team, New Jersey Veterans Network, and the Hudson County VSO.

Event Sponsor Cross River: Cross River provides technology infrastructure powering the future of financial services. Leveraging its proprietary real-time banking core, Cross River delivers innovative and scalable embedded payments, cards, lending and crypto solutions to millions of consumers and businesses. Cross River is backed by leading investors and serves the world’s most essential fintech and technology companies. Together with its partners, Cross River is reshaping global finance and financial inclusion. Member FDIC.

Event Host SBDC at FDU: The NJSBDC network provides comprehensive assistance to small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maximize opportunities for growth and generate economic impact statewide. The NJSBDC at FDU provides no-cost, confidential, one-on-one consulting for prospective entrepreneurs and established small business throughout Morris, Warren, Sussex, and Hunterdon counties. Provided in part through our Small Business Administration (SBA) and state level partnerships.

Event Partner New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce: The NJ State Veterans Chamber of Commerce is open to all veteran owned businesses with a mission focused on education, veteran business advocacy, networking, and procurement and supplier diversity events. Our goal is to make New Jersey’s economy fairer to veteran owned and service connected veteran owned businesses, as well as veteran job creation.

Event Partner Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC): Hosted by the McNulty Veteran Business Center, the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) is here to assist transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses looking to start, purchase or grow their own small business. Advisors can guide you through the obstacles that can stand between you and your success. The VBOC provides targeted training opportunities, counseling, and mentoring, referrals to partners and programs, and monthly network events are available at no cost to veterans.

Event Partner FDU Office of Veteran Services: FDU has developed an integrated resource system to deliver services that extend beyond education. Things may have changed since you left for training or active duty. We want to help you navigate your options, assist in reuniting with families and friends, and sort through the expectations and challenges of civilian life that can be quite contrary to your more recent military experiences. FDU welcomes all veterans and families of veterans, and is ready to assist you.

Event Partner Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Part of the Silberman College of Business, the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports, researches and promotes entrepreneurship with a special focus on family, veteran and urban businesses. Among the many programs hosted is the national Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) entrepreneurship course, a free, fully live online certificate course for veterans and their families who want to start or grow a business. The VLV provides veterans the skills and support they need to seize entrepreneurial opportunities and launch a small business.

Event Partner NJSBDC Capital Team: The NJSBDC Capital Team business consultants assist small business owners in securing much-needed funding for their business. In addition to informing small business owners about the opportunities available to their businesses, the experts also guide them through different application processes and organize one-on-one meetings between clients and a network of institutional and private/accredited investors.

Event Partner New Jersey Veterans Network: New Jersey Veterans Network is a volunteer mobile outreach program that is completely dedicated to helping our veterans and their families live a better life. The mission of NJVN is to create a system of Community Veteran Liaisons (CVL) whose role is to identify veterans and connect them with resources and solutions designed to meet their unique set of needs.

Event Partner Hudson County VSO: The Office of Veterans’ Affairs participates in and hosts a variety of events and provides services to assist Hudson County residents who served in the military. Such events include, but are not limited to: Benefits Seminar and Health Fairs and Resource Fairs. Also, the office helps veterans to locate housing and access other resources to meet their needs. Such services may include connecting veterans to the veterans clothing closet and helping them to access the unmet needs fund, as appropriate.

Networking and Refreshments From 5-6pm, Break Out Sessions From 6-8pm

Veterans Helping Veterans: Launch Or Grow Your Small Business Special Event - Small Business Assistance And Networking!

Speaker(s): Cross River FDU Office of Veteran Services New Jersey Veterans Chamber of Commerce Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship NJSBDC Capital Team New Jersey Veterans Network Hudson County VSO

Fee: No Cost


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