PAVE Orientation is an opportunity for veterans and active duty personnel to gain more knowledge on how the PAVE program can assist them with starting and/or expanding their business.
Orientation consist of information needed to get you ready for the pathway to business ownership.
You will learn about the digital chalk program and how to maneuver through the training as well as how SBA, SBDC, LED and other programs can assist you with starting a new business, expanding an existing business and get credentials needed to compete for government contracts.
The Pathway to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs program (PAVE) offers Louisiana veterans the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills that are necessary to effectively start or manage a business. In partnership with Louisiana Economic Development, Louisiana Small Business Development Center Network, Louisiana Department of Veteran’s Affair, and Louisiana National Guard. PAVE will follow a virtual format which allows veterans to participate in this program at their own pace. The PAVE program consists of on-demand online training, a virtual entrepreneurship bootcamp, and access to ongoing business programs and resources. The program consists of 3 modules of on-demand virtual training that can be accessed and completed at the participants desired pace. The virtual training expands on the topics of starting a business, securing financing, and developing a sales strategy. Upon completion of the on-demand virtual training, participants will be scheduled to attend an online virtual entrepreneurship bootcamp hosted by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. The virtual bootcamp will allow the veteran entrepreneurs to assess their needs and analyze the feasibility of their business plan. Additionally, the bootcamp will introduce business resources available to them including those specific to veteran-owned businesses. The final step of PAVE will be connecting the veteran entrepreneur with a Business Consultant from LSBDC for continued business support.
Speaker(s): LSBDC, LED
Fee: No Cost