These events, although seemingly niche in Veteran owned only, are great events for those that fall under that category in meeting, greeting, and getting feedback on your start-up.  You can find a lot of information about GSA schedules and open new doors with much larger vendors which are near impossible strictly via the Tier 1 application forms and partner cold calls.

Have at least 20 business cards each and I suggest attending with a minimum of two people to help cover the floor more effectively.  That way if you do end up with a lengthy conversation with a potential you’re not throwing away all other possibilities.  Ask for a business card and if it’s OK to contact that person directly after the conference.  Going through Tier 1 applications for partnerships tends to throw you simply into the pile and every little boost helps – and no boost is larger than a personal internal champion of your service.

-Jon

The PTAC of Schoolcraft College, along with Vet Biz Central, is pleased to announce an important event, VET 2014 Conference.  This is a great opportunity for Veteran Business Owners to meet, network and engage with Tier 1 and Government Purchasers. This is expected to sellout, so register now and avoid being shut out.

Date:                       Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time:                       8:00 am — 4:00 pm

Place:                      Crowne Plaza Hotel – Grand Rapids, Michigan

Accommodations:    http://bit.ly/1tFJnuZ

Cost:                       $45.00

Register:                 http://bit.ly/1wgimfC 

Questions:            Please contact Matt Sherwood with any questions at 810-767-7387 or matt@vetbizcentral.org

Also, don’t forget to register for “Vets Night Out.” This networking event is free but registration is required. The Vet’s Night Out is a function of the Michigan Veterans Business Roundtable and will be held from 6pm-9pm on October 28th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. A cash bar and free appetizers will be provided.

Regards, 

PTAC of Schoolcraft College

Jefress Center – 18600 Haggerty Road – Livonia, Michigan 48152 | Phone: (734) 462-4438

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