Washington: The accomplishments of veteran small business owners around the country will be celebrated during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), Nov. 2-6.
U.S. Small Business Administration district offices and resource partners nationwide will host more than 100 local events, including Boots to Business: Reboot entrepreneurship training, access to capital workshops, discussions on franchising opportunities for veteran-owned companies, and small business development workshops for women veterans.
The U.S. Senate last week passed a resolution, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), to designate the first week in November as National Veterans Small Business Week. The measure extends the Senate’s appreciation to the nation’s many small business owners who have served in uniform.
Scheduled events include Boots to Business: Reboot training in 30 locations nationwide, a lending discussion panel and a Women Veterans Entrepreneur Network (WOVEN) small business expo in Los Angeles, an online webinar for military spouses, a Women Veterans Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (VWISE) business development event for women veterans and military spouses/partners in Kansas City, and a session focusing on franchising for veteran business owners in Washington, D.C.
The twofold purpose of National Veterans Small Business Week is to applaud the success of veteran entrepreneurs, and to let transitioning military, veterans and their spouses and partners know about the SBA’s programs and services. During the past year, SBA provided technical assistance to more than 200,000 veterans and ensured over $1 billion in capital for businesses owned by veterans and their spouses.
In addition to the SBA’s district offices and resource partners, the White House is involved in supporting NVSBW events. Join the conversation about NVSBW on social media using the #MyVetBiz hashtag.
SBA is encouraging veteran business owners to tell their stories, while urging the community to share their appreciation for local veteran entrepreneurs.
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