The AZ Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) was proud to partner with the Franchise West Expo held at the Phoenix Convention Center March 31-April 1, 2023. The event focused on franchise opportunities and training classes, including a workshop sponsored by the VBOC focused on veteran entrepreneurship. Participants learned about the SBA Boots To Business/Reboot program, how to successfully transition from military to civilian life, business financing options and franchise resources. Panel members included:
Ken James, Senior Small Business Specialist, AZ VBOC
James "J.T." Turner, Ambassador, PHX Bunker Labs
Mark Mckenna, Business Development Officer, Prestamos CDFI
Ken Craven, Franchise Resource Company
Veteran Stand Downs AZ
We have had the pleasure of joining in on the Arizona Stand Downs, including Pima, Maricopa and Coconino areas. We've met with our SBA Partner James Pipper and Ms. Navajo.