Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week

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Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week

Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week

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By Linda McMahon, SBA Administrator

With Veterans Day around the corner, the U.S. Small Business Administration honors the men and women who not only serve our country abroad, but also continue their service at home as small business owners. From fighting for freedom to creating jobs, our service members and their spouses are an invaluable asset to our communities.

This week, October 30 through November 3, the SBA celebrates, connects and empowers entrepreneurs and business owners in the military and veteran communities during National Veterans Small Business Week. This year’s theme is “Moments that Matter.”

Entrepreneurship is not one-size-fits-all, but rather, unique to the business owner and his or her experience. Whether they are writing a business plan, connecting with a business mentor, or receiving a loan to start or expand their business, each veteran, military member or military spouse can access resources available through the SBA. 

The SBA recognizes diversity through its extensive portfolio of programs and resources and is proud to support veteran and military entrepreneurs. 

During National Veterans Small Business Week, I encourage you to support your local military-owned businesses. Attend one of the many NVSBW events happening across the nation. Join the conversation on social media using hashtag #MyVetBiz. And if you’re a veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve member or military spouse ready to discover your “moment that matters,” find out how we can support your journey at www.sba.gov/myvetbiz

Encore Entrepreneur Introduction Seminar

Celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with the Oklahoma District Office of the SBA by learning what SBA can do to help you start a small business, either after you retire or right now!

The event will be Thursday, November 2nd from 2 -3 p.m. at the SBA Oklahoma District Office, 301 NW 6th Street, Suite 116, Oklahoma City, OK 73102. Open to anyone interested in small business.  There is no cost for this seminar.

Encore Entrepreneurs are Oklahomans who pursue a second career as a small business owner, often after retiring, pursuing entrepreneurship as a means to generate income, boost financial security and assist others in meeting needs

Whether you are interested in starting a small business right away or are intending to wait until after retirement now is the time to explore the possibilities.

Are you a veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve member, or military spouse interested in pursuing business ownership? Discover your moment that matters at sba.gov/MyVetBiz.

For more information, contact Larry Weatherford, SBA Veteran Business Development Officer, at 405/609-8012 or larry.weatherford@sba.gov.

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/encore-entrepreneur-introduction-seminar-tickets-39397780823

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