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New Hampshire District Office – October 28, 2022 

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Marching Toward #VetBiz Success ~ 2022 National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) Launching Oct. 31

 Concord, NH – The U.S. Small Business Administration just announced that the SBA will celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) Oct. 31 – Nov. 4, with a series of virtual and in-person events highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of our veteran small business owners. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, increasing support for our service members, veterans, and their families has been a key priority. In October 2022, the SBA announced additional funding opportunities for community-based organizations to create targeted, impactful programming and expand access to SBA resources to support veteran entrepreneurs.

“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.”

“I’m honored to recognize the achievements of about ten thousand Veteran owned small businesses across New Hampshire and to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the veteran business community this National Veterans Small Business Week,” said Mike Vlacich, SBA New England Regional Administrator.  “Our veterans don’t have to enter the mission of entrepreneurship alone; they have served us and now it is our turn to support them. Through the SBA, the military community has a partner to support them at all stages of small business ownership.”

The SBA and the Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England have collaborated to showcase several successful veteran small business owners as well as local resources available at a virtual round table on Wednesday, November 2 at 11:00am – 12:00pm. Those interested in attending can register at: http://ow.ly/PLTT50LfEO4

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.

Kicking off NVSBW with a Proclamation from the City of Concord

New England Regional Administrator Mike Vlacich, and NH District Director Amy Bassett kicked off NVSBW with a recent visit to Concord with Mayor James Bouley. Mayor Bouley signed a Proclamation declaring October 31st – November 4th as Veterans Small Business Week in Concord.  The proclamation solidifies the City’s commitment in the national effort to help America’s Veteran owned small business and urges the residents of all communities across the nation to support small business and merchants during NVSBW and throughout the year.   

NE RA Mike Vlacich, Mayor James Bouley and NH DD Amy Bassett

Veteran #SmallBiz Virtual Event – November 2nd- 11am


Wednesday, November 2



Join us for a virtual roundtable event to celebrate the strength and resilience of the veteran and military small business community.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Veteran Small Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC) present a virtual small business roundtable featuring successful veteran entrepreneurs from throughout New England. 

Featured Speakers Include:

  • Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
  • Mike Vlacich, SBA New England Regional Administrator
  • Jennie Murphy, Director, Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England

Veteran Business Owner Panelists Include:

  • SBA Connecticut 2022 Veteran Small Business of the Year – William Pastyrnak, Counterweight Brewing Company
  • SBA New England & New Hampshire 2022 Veteran Small Business of the Year – AJ Jarnagin, EXPANSIA
  • SBA Rhode Island 2022 Small Business of the Year – Mark Torok, Anchor Physical Therapy
  • SBA Vermont 2022 Small Business of the Year – Brian Kippen, KAD Models & Prototypes, Inc.

During this webinar you will:

  • Hear from successful veteran entrepreneurs about how military service prepared them for life as small business owners and what resources they used to make their journeys successful.
  • Learn about resources available to the veteran small business community to help start, grow, expand or recover a small business.

Register Here 

AJ Jarnagin

Meet NH Panel Guest

SBA’s 2022 New Hampshire and New England Veteran Owned Business of the Year

AJ Jarnagin ~ EXPANSIA ~ Nashua

As a United State Air Force (USAF) service-disabled veteran, AJ has been a military and defense advocate focused on connecting the right people, technology, rapid deployment, and delivery strategies to support the acquisitions for space and cyber capabilities for our nation’s defense. 

Success Story Here

New England – National Veterans Small Business Week Event Calendar

Throughout New England during NVSBW, the SBA and our local stakeholders will host a variety of events and webinars for the military community.  Here is a calendar of some of our scheduled events.  

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

  • 9:00am – 1:30pm   CT District Office, Business Expo for Veterans, hosted by the Eastern CT Veterans Community Center, 1010 Main Street in Willimantic, Connecticut. Register here
  • 9:00am – 11:30am   MA District Office, SBA Massachusetts Veterans Business Support Virtual Workshop – Marching Toward #VETBIZ Success. Register here
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm   New England Regional Office Virtual Veteran Small Business Roundtable Featuring SBA Veteran-Owned Small Business Winners. Register here

Thursday, November 3, 2022

  • 9:00am – 10:00am   Vermont Veteran Entrepreneur Listening Session. Register here
  • 10:00am – 11:00am   VBOC of New England – Surplus Federal Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business Programs. Register here
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm   Vermont Military-Affiliated & Veteran Small Business speaker panel. Register here
  • 11:30am – 2:00pm   Veterans Small Business Week Celebration Networking Event & Tour hosted by VTSBDC & Vermont Technical College, Langevin House 593 Furnace St, Randolph, Vermont.  Register here
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm   VBOC of New England – Business Plan Basics for Veterans. Register here 

Friday, November 4, 2022

  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm    VBOC of New England – Franchising 101 for Veterans: Fundamentals, Facts, Myths and more. Register here       

Register Today for a FREE 2-day Training for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Boots to Business is a two-step training program developed to introduce Veterans and transitioning service members to business ownership.

This 2-day virtual workshop helps ensure that every participant has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and the small business resources in their local communities. Any veteran, spouse and/or dependent children over 18 are welcome to participate!

If you are interested in starting your own business?

Please join us 

November 29 & 30, 2022

9:00 am – 4:00 pm


If you have any questions, please contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or email miguel.moralez@sba.gov

SBA Announces Over $4 million in New Funding to Expand Veterans Business Owner Outreach

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a new funding opportunity for up to $400,000 to be awarded to up to 12 entities including private organizations, colleges and universities, private sector firms, nonprofit organizations and state, local or tribal governmental agencies to provide critical training and counseling to aspiring and existing veteran small business owners as a Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC). The news comes ahead of Nations Veterans Small Business Week 2022, one of the Agency’s flagship events, taking place October 31 – November 4.

Read Entire Press Release Here

Webinar Focusing on the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

November 9


Join the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage & Hour Division, for this information-packed webinar focusing on the federal Family and Medical Leave Act’s (FMLA) Military Family Leave provisions. Come learn the details and the responsibilities of both employers and employees. We will also share practical tips and available resources for ensuring compliance.


Approximately 30 minutes prior to the webinar’s start, you will be sent the login information via the email address you used to register.
Please contact Lana Glovach at 401-528-4575 or Lana.Glovach@sba.gov
with any questions you may have about this webinar.

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Phone: 603-225-1400