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2020 Stafford Entrepreneurship Series

The Veterans Business Bootcamps and the Women and Minorities 8(a) Entrepreneurship Workshop are a series of workshops instituted by the University Of Mary Washington Center for Economic Development and the Stafford County Department of Economic Development and Tourism. The workshops provide an introduction, overview, and helpful details of starting and succeeding in your own business. The Stafford County Economic Development Authority  Is pleased to sponsor these workshops as part of their mission to create and foster business growth in Stafford.

Veterans Business Bootcamp

The course is open to Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. Entrepreneurs are also welcomed.

Veterans Business Bootcamp (Part 1) – Spring

 

Date: POSTPONED

Location: UMW Stafford Campus, Gates Hudson Building, 125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

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Veterans Business Bootcamp Part 1:

The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership by leading them through the key steps to developing the business model, providing a great customer experience, establishing the business, and financing a start-up business. Prepare to transition out of the service. Attend Veterans Business Bootcamp workshop to determine whether entrepreneurship is a good option.

Breakfast Sponsor – Stafford EDA 

Lunch Sponsor– Corps Solutions  

Veterans Business Bootcamp (Part 2) – Fall

 

Date: Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Time: 8:00AM – 3:00PM

Location: UMW Stafford Campus, Gates Hudson Building, 125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Registration Coming Soon

 

Veterans Business Bootcamp Part 2:

The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or those who currently own a business by leading them through the key steps to developing the business model, providing a great customer experience, establishing the business, and financing a start-up business. Learn from experts on a wide range of topics, including reaching new markets, procurement opportunities, and employee attraction/retention. 

Breakfast Sponsor – Stafford EDA

Lunch Sponsor – REDCO

Women and Minorities 8(a) Entrepreneurship Workshop

In order to participate in the three hour 8(a) Business Program, a business has to go through a certification process. Often times this can be a confusing and lengthy process. The purpose of the workshop is to lessen the burden and confusion of going through the 8(a) certification process. Once certified, you are able to apply for federal contracts under the 8(a) Preferred Minority Business designation, and possibly receive sole-source contracts (up to a ceiling of $4 million for goods and services and $6.5 million for manufacturing).

Women and Minorities 8(a) Entrepreneurship Workshop – Summer

 

Date: Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 (Subject to Change)

Time: 8:00AM – 11:00AM

Location: UMW Stafford Campus, Gates Hudson Building, 125 University Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22406

Registration Coming Soon

The 8(a) Business Development Program is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) business assistance program for small disadvantaged businesses. The 8(a) Program offers a broad scope of assistance to firms that are owned and controlled at least 51% by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.

The curriculum provides assistance to 8(a) eligible businesses or potential entrepreneurs by leading them through the key steps to developing the business model, providing a great customer experience, establishing the business, and financing a start-up business. This program focuses on 8(a) certifications, including SWaM, and procurement assistance. 

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