SBA News: Disaster Planning Resources Resources, Vet's SmallBiz Classes and Summit,

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September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster planning now and throughout the year. As our nation continues to respond to COVID-19, there is no better time to be involved this September.

The 2020 NPM theme is: "Disasters Don’t Wait. Make Your Plan Today." Start planning for yourself, your family, and your business.

Make Your Plan


Veteran Business & Resource Summit

The annual Veteran Business & Resource Summit will help Veterans and military-connected family members understand business start-up & development, VA benefits, access to financial capital and more.

Learn more and join the VBOC @WWBIC, the SBDC of McLean County @ IWU, and the Heartland Community College Student Veteran Center online on September 25.


Starting or Growing a Veteran Owned Business

Boots to Business Reboot, an entrepreneurship training program for Veterans and their spouses

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare?

Enroll in one of the day-long Boots to Business Reboot classes to be held ONLINE this month.


Upcoming SBA Trainings

The SBA Minnesota District Office is hosting training webinars to provide SBA COVID-19 funding options and general technical assistance to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover.

To learn more and register today, visit the links below:

  • Informacion Sobre Recursos Para Negocios
    September 15, 5 PM; Register 
  • Organizational Types – Pros and Cons (Money Smart Series)
    September 16, 6 PM; Register
  • Is Owning a Business a Good Fit for You? (Money Smart Series)
    September 17, 9 AM; Register
  • SBA, IRS, WHD Coronavirus Tax Relief for Employers and Business Owners
    September 17, 2 PM; Register
  • Second Stage Business Resources
    September 17, 9 AM; Register


Stay Updated

For more on SBA programs for the coronavirus, please visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus.

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