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National Veterans Small Business Week

Photo of five people framed around an illustration of the U.S. with text, National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct.31-Nov.4, sba.gov/nvsbw


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW).

NVSBW 2022 will take place on October 31-November 4. This year, we will focus on celebrating the strength and resilience of the veteran and military small business community. 

Time, effort, and grit – combined with community support and U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) resources – propel members of the military community to launch and maintain profitable businesses. The endeavors of business ownership are lifechanging for owners and those around them, from family members and community members to patrons.

The SBA has worked hard to provide additional support and guidance to service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses at all stages of small business ownership. These community members continue to march beyond the events of the pandemic and use what they’ve learned over the past few years to propel their businesses forward. No matter where you are located, the SBA and its extensive partner network are available across the country to provide the resources you need to remain strong and grow your business. The SBA provides transition assistance, entrepreneurial training, disaster assistance, access to capital, and government contracting opportunities right in your local neighborhood.

Join us in the following workshops:

October 31st, 2022- Veteran Entrepreneur Training

An opportunity to learn about the entrepreneurial trainings and resource programs available to Veteran business owners right in your local community.

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November 1st, 2022- Veterans & Government Contracting 101

An introduction to government contracting with high level overviews of certifications for Veteran-owned businesses. Presented by Nancy Pigeon with the NorCal Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).

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November 2nd, 2022- Boots to Business REBOOT

Get equipped with the skills, knowledge, and key resources needed to launch your Veteran-owned business.

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November 3rd, 2022- Veterans Small Business Disaster Preparedness

A brief guide to prepare Veteran business owners for a variety of disaster types, utilizing resilience and transferable skills learned in the military.

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November 4th, 2022- Veteran Small Business Access to Capital

A panel including CDC Small Business Finance, Newtek Small Business Finance, Accessity, Elite Tax Partners and an SBA Lender Relations Specialist to discuss SBA loan programs and discounts available to Veteran-owned businesses.

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