Thursday, April 8, 2010

Veterans Grant

The Arkansas SBTDC received a second veterans grant from the SBA to continue our outreach work to Arkansas veterans. The $100,000 veterans grant provides continued funding for ArkansasVeteran.com, the state veterans portal, for continuing our distance education via webinars, and for one-on-one online business counseling. We have renewed our GotoWebinar account and will be presenting no less than 10 webinars over the summer. As the webinar organizer, I'll also be training some additional ASBTDC staff in how to present webinars. I just have to find the webinar scripts and checklists I wrote last summer.

One of the key veterans grant deliverables is hosting an small business conference for Arkansas veterans. The conference is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, November 16th at the Jacksonville Community Center, just down the street from the Little Rock AFB main gate. We had great success attracting veterans to this location for past conferences and enjoy the facility as its well maintained, offers plenty of parking, and is just off the freeway.

Another key event is the veterans breakfast this month on April 27th at the Arkansas Procurement Opportunities Conference. We'd like to encourage all veterans who are able to come join the many service providers for a nutritious meal and some great ideas on succeeding in business. The conference and breakfast are 100% free, so come join us!

Read the Arkansas SBTDC press release on the veterans grant:

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