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Local Biz Camps are half-day workshops that offer a unique and powerful interactive experience for small business owners and nonprofit professionals. Each event is hosted by local business leaders offering real-world, practical advice for growing revenue, lowering costs and improving the day-to-day experience of managing it all. Participants come away empowered, inspired and more connected to their own local business community. They also leave with a full library of free tools and templates to make use of all the topics and resources we discuss at camp.

Every Local Biz Camp offers powerhouse speakers and engaging peer discussion in a half-day event designed to
inspire & empower local businesses and nonprofits. We promise participants three things:


  • No long, boring PowerPoint slide decks
  • No over-your-head tech speak
  • Absolutely no pushy sales agenda

Together, we are helping veterans who want to start or grow a business.

Local Biz Camps have always catered to any locally owned business, nonprofit or freelancer. Starting with the 2019-2020 season, Skills After Service became our title sponsor and we have since have worked to make sure that all of the great content our participants depend on around marketing, management, finance and mindset will now also include information that is specific to veteran-owned businesses. Many of our powerhouse national speakers are also veterans or have grown up in military families.

We also made the decision to continue to include civilian business owners because we firmly believe that having both groups represented in the same room is beneficial to all parties. For veteran participants, Local Biz Camp provides access to important information about starting or growing a business and the chance interact with other local business leaders and entrepreneurs, building their network and gaining new partnerships. 

For civilian participants, Local Biz Camp is still that same great experience to gain new insight for growth strategies but now with the added bonus of participating alongside veteran business owners. Every day, 1600 veterans and their family members transition out of the military and either start a business or join the civilian workforce. Events like these, where both groups have a chance to meet other business owners, learning with and from each other, can help bridge gaps, raise awareness and for veterans and their families, it can help reduce some of the natural stress that comes from making the change from military life to the civilian world.  

Veterans and their family members are able to attend Local Biz Camp free of charge thanks to our partnership with Transition Skills Training, Inc. Tickets typically range from $30-50 depending on the location and length of the event. Transitions Skills Training provides scholarships for veterans that want to attend Local Biz Camps. We are so grateful that some of our national partners choose to provide funding to help make sure we are able to provide free access to this educational content for entrepreneurial veterans.

Anyone can sponsor veterans to attend Local Biz Camp. Click here to make a donation

If you are a veteran or a veteran family member and would like to attend a Local Biz Camp, we will provide you with a special promo code that will set the ticket price to free. (Need a code? Email us

Our Next Camps 

Local Biz Camp – San Antonio

Local Biz Camp presented by Skills After Service is coming to San Antonio this fall! We anticipate scheduling it for late September - stay tuned for updates in coming days.     Speakers & Topics   Kristin Durney & Kris NurseMental...

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Local Biz Camp – Houston

Local Biz Camp presented by Skills After Service is coming to Houston this fall! We anticipate scheduling it for late september - stay tuned for updates in coming days.     Speakers & Topics   Kristin Durney & Kris NurseMental...

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Recent Events

RECAP: Local Biz Camp – Dallas

Local Biz Camp presented by Skills After Service was in Dallas on August 9th at the WeWork in Victory Park. The space was gorgeous and everyone loved having free coffee, espresso and cappuccino (our participants are loving the WeWork spaces!) Hosted by Biz...

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RECAP: Local Biz Camp – Austin

Skills After Service launched the 2019 - 2020 season of Local Biz Camp in downtown Austin at the WeWork on Congress Ave. We had a sell-out crowd with great response to the topics and format. Hosted by Biz Camp founder, Julie Niehoff, topics covered...

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