Celebrate National #VetBiz Week | SBA Acting Administrator Chris Pilkerton to Keynote Texas Event

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November 1, 2019

Region VI - South Central Region News

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The SBA is celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week from Nov. 4-8, 2019.

SBA Acting Administrtor Chris Pilkerton

On November 7, 2019, Chris Pilkerton, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration and advocate for the nation’s 30 million small businesses as a member of President Trump’s Cabinet, will be presenting the keynote luncheon address at the Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference in Arlington, Texas at noon.  

The National Veterans Small Business Week Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference (BBBC19) brings together military spouse and veteran entrepreneurs, small business owners, subject matter experts and a myriad of entrepreneurial resources to increase awareness, facilitate access and inspire action focused on growing the economy and improving lives through military connected business ownership.

The conference includes:

  • Small Business Expo on the plaza supporting veteran-owned and military spouse-owned businesses
  • Up to 33 hours of customized training content for all phases of business development, including a complimentary Boots to Business Reboot
  • Access to U.S. Small Business Administration staff and resource partners, including access to capital partners...and much, much more.

Veteran-owned small businesses are a critical pillar of the U.S. economy as they contribute more than $1 trillion and employ over 6 million workers.

Looking for a National Veterans Small Business Week event near you?

Check out the events calendar.

The SBA is hosting a Twitter chat on Nov. 6 at 3 p.m. ET to share business tips for veteran entrepreneurs.

Join @SBAgov and industry experts for a Twitter chat on business tips for #veteran entrepreneurs on Nov. 6. We’ll be sharing resources to help veterans start, grow, and expand their business. Follow along/participate with the hashtag #VetBiz.

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