Iowa District Office  – October 26, 2022

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Celebration of Iowa Veteran Small Businesses Fireside Chat – Wednesday, November 2, 2022 at 12 Noon

National Veterans Small Business Week kicks off on October 31 through November 4, 2022

Illustration of a business with the SBA logo and the following text, Save the Date, National Veterans Small Business Week, 10/31-11/ 4/2022.

Starting a small business is an extremely rewarding path for a service member, veteran, or military spouse. The SBA is here to help members of the military community evaluate that path, take their first steps, and navigate any questions or obstacles that may follow.  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.

Join SBA’s Iowa District Office on Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at Noon (CST) as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with a webinar entitled, “Celebration of Iowa Veteran Businesses.” 

Jo Eckert, Branch Manager, Iowa SBA, will be joined by Nick Ford, Managing Partner, Top RANK, LLC., and recipient of the 2022 SBA Veteran Impact Award, and Jathan Chicoine, Bison Farmer & Home Base Iowa Program Manager for a fireside chat surrounding their driving force toward entrepreneurship and how their military experience has assisted them in their business journey.




This Webinar will be held via Microsoft Teams. Here are some best practices for using Teams:

Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome will provide the best user experience.

If the link doesn’t work for you, try copying the link and pasting it into your browser.

Sound issues are usually caused on the audience participant’s end and are often due to bandwidth issues. If you experience sound issues (e.g. no sound or echoing), try closing out of the event and re-entering. Or, refresh the screen by clicking the F5 key. We can’t address sound issues on our end. 

You can participate in the event either on a modern web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Edge, or you can download a free version of Microsoft Teams. You do not need a Microsoft account. Instructions for accessing and watching the event without a Teams account can be found at Join a meeting without a Teams account – Office Support (