November 4th-8th, Its All About Our Veteran Owned Businesses

Arkansas District Office 

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Events for Veterans and Military Spouses Seeking Small Business Opportunities

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Arkansas District Office is partnering with organizations across the state to help highlight and support the hundreds of Veteran Owned Businesses in Arkansas. Our partners will present multiple opportunities for Veterans and Military Spouses during National Veteran Small Business Week 2019 to take their next steps toward starting or growing a Veteran Owned Business. Start or follow the conversation with @SBA_Arkansas on Twitter with #NVSBW19   


Veteran Small Business Forum- Nov 5

During this forum you’ll be able to share your insights with Rhett Davis, the Small Business Administration’s Regional Advocate. Rhett is responsible for ensuring the concerns of small businesses across Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana are presented to the President and Congress. In addition to sharing your concerns about small businesses the SBA will be present to share opportunities for veteran’s small businesses and how veteran owned small businesses can do business with the federal government.

To sign up please visit click here or for more information. (Link will take you to eventbrite for registration information).

How to Pitch Like a PRO for Veterans and Military Spouses- Nov 7

Learn how to communicate your business idea and value succinctly and with impact with the Conductor for this FREE one hour workshop to learn how to pitch like a pro. The session is led by Managing Director of the Conductor, Jeff Standridge. The event is part of Veterans Day and is geared for veterans and military spouses.

To sign up please visit click here or for more information. (Link will take you to eventbrite for registration information).

Veterans Entrepreneurial Seminar - Nov 7

If you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran who wants to start a new business; expand an existing business or purchase an existing business come hear from the Small Business Administration, SBA Preferred Lenders, the Small Business Development Center and more to hear how they can you achieve your goals. Seating is limited. RSVP is required

To sign up please visit click here or for more information.(Link will take you to eventbrite for registration information).

Arkansas Small Business Resource Summit for Veterans and Resource Fair- Nov 8

Come Celebrate National Veteran Small Business Week in Arkansas (#NVSBW19). Find out what resources are available for your transition from service member to civilian.

Meet with local representatives from the following organizations:

  • Procurement Technical Assistance Center PTAC
  • US Small Business Administration
  • Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center
  • Arkansas Women’s Business Center
  • The Conductor
  • Arkansas Congressional Offices
  • US Veterans Administration Programs Representatives for Disability Eligibility
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program

If you are a Veteran or Military Spouse Owned or if you hire veterans. You need to be at this event. If you are a veteran and thinking of starting a business. You need to be at this event. If you want to know what programs can help you transition as a veteran. You need to be at this event.

To sign up please visit click here or for more information (Link will take you to partner organization for registration information).


About the SBA Arkansas District Office:

The SBA Arkansas District serves Arkansas with locations in Little Rock and Northwest Arkansas. Visit or follow @SBA_Arkansas for more information including resource partners, lenders, workshops, success stories and other resources to help small businesses start, grow and succeed.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start and grow their businesses. It delivers services to people through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit