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Boots to Business Reboot

October 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business?  Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare?  Are you a current veteran business owner looking for fresh ideas and veteran connections?  The U.S. Small Business Administration and the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) will bring the Boots to Business/Reboot program to the Long Beach SBDC. This is your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and join ranks with the growing number of veteran-owned businesses!  Join us for this no-cost event.




You will learn about:

  • What is Entrepreneurship?
  • Business Opportunity Evaluation
  • Market Research
  • Small Business Economics
  • Selecting a Legal Entity
  • Financing Your Venture
  • The Business Plan
  • Accessing the SBA Resource Partner Network


For more information contact Hazel Beck at or (760) 795-8739


Instructor Bio


Hazel Beck will be the principal instructor for our Boots to Business workshop. Hazel serves as the Director of the SoCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), hosted by Mira Costa College, where she is responsible for ensuring that business development services are provided to transitioning active duty service members, Guard, Reserve, veterans and military-connected family members.


In addition to her work in Southern California, Hazel served as the Director of the VBOC in Chicago and the Hawai’i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Kailua, Kona. Prior working with VBOC and SBDC, Hazel owned and managed three consulting companies where she worked with global manufacturing clients and their Tier 1 suppliers in North America, the UK, and Western Europe to improve manufacturing processes and reduce costs.


Hazel holds a B.A. in Business Management, cum laude, from Hiram College and is a Vietnam-era Veteran of the United States NAVY.



October 26, 2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Long Beach SBDC Bldg O2
4900 East Conant St. Building O2
Long Beach, CA 90808 United States


SBDC hosted by Long Beach City College
(562) 938-5100