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Kansas City District Office  – October 2022

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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


SBA Highlights Resources for Military-Connected Entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week 

Each year we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week to honor America’s nearly two million veteran entrepreneurs who have answered our nation’s call to serve and protect us and are now making a difference every day for local communities and our nation’s economy,” said Administrator Guzman. “This week, and every week, the U.S. Small Business Administration is committed to doing its part to fulfill our responsibility to our veteran entrepreneurs by ensuring they can access the tools and resources they need to start, grow, and build resilient businesses.”

Read Administrator Guzman’s full National Veterans Small Business Week announcement here.

During the week, SBA and its extensive partner network celebrate the strength and resilience of veterans by hosting events across the country and sharing information about the resources available to veteran entrepreneurs. 

Topics include transition assistance, entrepreneurial training, government contracting, disaster assistance, and access to capital resources. Currently, there are over 100 virtual events that are free and open to the public. For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week and to find events in your area, visit sba.gov/nvsbw.

Sign up for an event and join the online conversation using the hashtag #VetBiz.

Illustration of a trophy with text, 2023 National Small Business Week Awards. Now accepting nominations. The SBA logo is included.


Know a Successful Small Business in Kansas or Missouri?  SBA Kansas City District Office is Seeking National Small Business Week Award Nominations!


We are proud to announce that the Kansas City District Office is ready to accept nominations for the 2023 Small Business Week Awards, including the annual Small Business Person of the Year and the Small Business Exporter of the Year awards.

Visit the SBA’s dedicated website at www.sba.gov/nsbw to download forms, criteria, and guidelines for submitting a nomination. Self-nominations are welcomed! 

Questions? Contact Sheila Forrester at 816-426-4908.

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WEBINAR:  Small Business Strategies for Employee Retention

Tuesday, November 1 – 12:00 PM

In today’s complex labor market, employee engagement is instrumental to bolster recruiting and retention. There are various strategies a small business owner can take that fit in with their company culture. We will explore two strategies you can implement in your business: employee-ownership and retirement plans for small business. More info at: Kansas Small Business Development Center at JCCC. Cost: Free

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