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shopkinsSeptember 14, 2018

Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurs 2018

America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey (NJSBDC), U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), The American Legion and Kean University are partnering with various public and private organizations on a powerful symposium to help veteran small business owners accelerate their businesses. The event will focus on transitioning leadership skills from military to business, strategic financing and tips, and tricks in digital marketing. Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurs also features “VetTank” a veteran-focused pitch competition, with over $20,000 provided in business services to the winner!

Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurs 2018

 

Symposium & VetTank Pitch Competition

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018  |  9:30 – 3:00pm

 

 

Kean University  |  STEM Building  |  Union, NJ

 

 

“This powerful event is FREE to Attend but Registration IS REQUIRED.”

Limited Seating

 

 

 

*VetTank Youtube Video Entry Deadline: Monday, November 5th 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Enter the VetTank Pitch Competition to

Win Prizes Worth Over $20,000

Click to Learn More

 

 

MISSION: VETERANS ENTREPRENEURS FLYERS

 

MISSION: VETERANS ENTREPRENEURS SPONSOR PACKET

 

*UPDATED – VetTank RULES & GUIDELINES 

 

 

*VetTank Youtube Video Entry Deadline: Monday, November 5th, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

 

For Updates with a Full Agenda, Speaker Listing, VetTank and More Information, go to:

https://njsbdc-missionveteranentrepreneurs.weebly.com/


 

TENTATIVE PROGRAM AGENDA:

 

8:30 – 9:15am

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

 

9:15am – 9:30am

Welcoming Remarks

 

9:30 – 10:15am

PLENARY SESSION #1: LEADERSHIP
The Balancing Act – Managing & Leading
Managing and leading have very specific responsibilities. Do you know them and how to utilize methods in each role effectively? This session identifies and discusses various issues, strengths, and strategies you can use to help propel you, your team and your organization to where you need to be.

 

10:25 – 11:15am

PLENARY SESSION #2: FINANCING
Scaling with Purpose & Backing
Every business has to make money but you need capital. If you’re just starting, how can you get it? If you’re seasoned but need to expand, what do you need to scale? What options and opportunities are available to help you get what you need to grow?

 

11:25 – 12:15am

PLENARY SESSION #3: DIGITAL MARKETING
Working your Website & Social Media Platforms
You know them … Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest. These platforms have revolutionized how businesses interact with their clients and customers. Do you know how to utilize them for your business? Do you know what to do to pull your clients and customers in and keep them with you? How can you drive your business beyond the measures of your beyond the competition?

 

12:30 – 1:15pm

KEYNOTE LUNCHEON:
New Opportunities & Advancements for NJ’s Veterans

Jeff Cantor, Director, Veteran Economic Development, The State of New Jersey

Your Path, Your Future, Your Advantage

Brigadier General Harris Jay Kline, Retired, Consultant

 

1:30 – 2:45pm

“VetTank” PITCH COMPETITION

 

2:45 – 3:00pm

CLOSING REMARKS:
David Margulies,
Regional Director, NJSBDC @ Kean University


 

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