A week-long series of 8 small business classes on trending topics like Marketing, Bookkeeping, Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity and more – free to any veteran, active-duty military, reserves, first responders and their family members.

AUSTIN, TX, October 20, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Distance Learning Media, LLC is proud to announce VetBizWeek, a week-long series of free virtual entrepreneurial training sessions to be held during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) October 30 through November 3, 2023.

The series of 60 to 90-minute training sessions will cover practical, trending topics for business skills in marketing, bookkeeping, artificial intelligence, small business funding options and cybersecurity.

The series will kick-off on Monday, Oct 30 with a welcome message on how the SBA is assisting veteran entrepreneurs by featured guest speaker, Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration. That brief presentation will be followed by the first of eight virtual afternoon classes on trending entrepreneurial topics, scheduled throughout the week.

All VetBizWeek sessions are facilitated by seasoned instructors from military and first responder families with real-world experience running their own successful small businesses.

With each class, participants will gain access to an interactive toolkit with helpful resources, guides, templates, eBooks, software, and more. “We are excited to offer this series of free virtual training sessions to veterans and their families,” said CJ Niehoff, Co-Founder and COO of Distance Learning Media and Director of the firm’s veteran-focused division, Skills After Service. “We always give a toolkit with our classes because it’s not enough to just give people information. We want people to leave the class and hit the ground running, so we provide as many tools, templates and other resources as we can to help them take those next steps immediately.”

The VetBizWeek series includes the following class topics:

– Demystifying AI: New Tools for Growth
– The Basics of Bookkeeping
– Small Business Funding Options
– Tax Prep Tips for Small Business
– Get Your Business on Google Search & Maps
– Cybersecurity for Small Business
– MarketSmart: Simplify Your Marketing Plans
– Special Local Session: Resources for Vet-Led Businesses in Central Texas

When VetBizWeek is over, additional virtual entrepreneurial training sessions and other resources will be rolled-out at little-to-no cost to participants. All are invited to join the new Skills After Service Community on Alignable.com. This free online portal will provide a national forum and networking group for vet-led small businesses to share ideas, cross-marketing, referrals, visibility and more.

The new Skills After Service Community is open to any veteran, active-duty military, reserves, first responders and any military or first responder family members who own or operate a small business or nonprofit. “Those just getting started are also invited to participate. We encourage all participants look for guidance and support from peers and leaders in the community,” says Niehoff. Participation in the Skills After Service Community is open, free of charge, with or without attending a VetBizWeek class at https://www.alignable.com/groups/skills-after-service

Partner organizations working with Distance Learning Media to bring added value to the VetBizWeek experience include Alignable, Transition Skills Training, Carry The Load, Lili Banking, Google My Business, the City of Austin Small Business Division, the Texas Veterans Commission, and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

VetBizWeek is a great opportunity for veterans and their families to gain the skills and resources they need to start and grow their own businesses. To learn more and register for the free virtual training sessions, visit VeteransBusinessWeek.com.

About Distance Learning Media, LLC
Distance Learning Media, LLC is an education technology firm based in Austin, Texas. The company provides skills curriculum strategy, design and training for adult learning, continuing education, workforce development and some K12 programs. DLM specializes in small business and nonprofit skills training, working with both public and private clients. Notably, the firm provides content and instructors for the City of Austin Small Business Training Program as well as other municipalities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations. DLM has a veteran-focused division called Skills After Service that provides educational programming specifically for service members, first responders, and their families. Additional information can be found at DistanceLearningMedia.com

Media Contact:
Elizabeth Padgett, Communication Director
Distance Learning Media
[email protected]

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