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Starting a Veteran-Owned Business: Boots to Business

March 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


We’ll start with Business Ownership Fundamentals then end the day with Specialized Topics.

Part I: Boots to Business Reboot

VBOC, Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific will kick off the first portion of the workshop from a bird’s eye view, covering the following topics:




Part II: Specialized Business Topics

BUYING A BUSINESS Mark Chesler R(S) 76033, Kona Business Broker for Hawaii Sunset Real EstateBuying an existing business can be a good way for new entrepreneurs to break into the business world. Learn how to prospect for and evaluate business acquisition opportunities.

BUYING AND OPERATING A FRANCHISE Kari Clark, former UPS Franchise Owner and Franchise Trainer Budding entrepreneurs may want to consider franchises as a viable option for their business careers. Learn if a franchise might be for you and how to evaluate different franchise models and companies.

COMMERCIAL LEASING Nicolas T Adler (S) Vice President of CBRE Industrial & Logistics ServicesMany businesses need to acquire brick and mortar sites from which to conduct their business and the approach to finding and choosing these and the technicalities of various lease arrangements can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. Learn how to navigate this world of becoming a commercial tenant.


March 15
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Hale Iako Oceanview Conference Room
73-970 Makako Bay Drive
Kailua Kona, HI 96740 United States
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