SBA News: Veteran's Small Business Week Events, Tax Tips, Upcoming Trainings and More

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Veterans, let us serve you. SBA can help your small business start, grow, expand and recover.

Veteran's Resource Brief

Oct. 8 and Nov. 5, 10 a.m.

Join us for an online information session on how SBA programs and partners can help active duty military, reservists, and all era veterans and their family members with their small business needs.

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Celebrating Veteran's Small Business Week

Join us Nov 1-5 as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week! Nationally the SBA will be showcasing our nation’s military- & veteran-owned businesses all week long. For details visit this webpage.

Here in Minnesota, we have several webinars planned (in partnership with the North and South Dakota SBA offices) to help your Veteran-owned small business start and grow. Registration details in the links below. 

Doing Business with the VA and Veteran Verification
Nov. 2, 9 a.m.; Register

Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. The Veterans Health Administration has a Veterans First Contracting Program to qualify Service Disabled Veteran and Veteran Owned Small ­Businesses must be verified through the Center for Verification and Evaluation this session will give a brief overview of the application and review process. This verification is a requirement to purchase surplus property.

Boots to Business Reboot
Nov. 2, 9 a.m.; Register

Boots to Business Reboot is for Veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserves), and their spouses, who are interested in starting a business. This introductory course provides an overview of the opportunities and challenges of business ownership. During the class, you will learn business fundamentals and techniques for evaluating the feasibility of your business concepts.

Surplus Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business
Nov. 3, 9 a.m.; Register

Certain veteran-owned small businesses have access to federally-owned surplus personal property. Find out what that means for you in this 2-hour session covering local resources, surplus property program overview, and veteran verification. To purchase surplus property, firm needs to be approved thru the VA certification – see November 2nd doing business with the va webinar information for further details.

Procurement Equity Summit: Positioning MN Veteran-Owned Businesses for Success in Government Contracting
Nov 4, 9 a.m.; Register

This one day event will offer: an overview of the state's contracting with Veteran owned businesses and more to help you gain information on how to better position yourself for government contracting.

Additional SBA Training

The SBA is hosting training webinars to provide SBA to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start, grow, expand, and recover. 

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

  • Steps for Starting a Small Business
    October 13, 1 p.m.; Register
  • COVID-19 EIDL Information Session
    Oct. 13, 11:30 a.m.; Join Online Here
  • Hispanic Heritage Month Small Business Panel 
    Oct 14, 11 a.m.; Register

  • SBA & IRS Covid Tax Relief for Employers and Business Owners
    Oct. 20, 9:30 a.m.; Register

  • Finding and Retaining Employees (with DEED CareerForce)
    Oct. 22, 10 a.m.; Register
  • CyberSecurity for Small Business (with SBDC)
    Oct. 26, 1:30 p.m.; Register
  • Greater Minnesota Procurement Fair (with PTAC)
    Oct. 26-28, 8:30 a.m.; Register
  • Workforce Panel: Creating Positive Company Culture
    Oct. 27, 3 p.m.; Register

SBA Resource Partner Trainings

  • Exploring Childcare Business Opportunities (WomenVenture)
    Oct. 7 or Nov. 11; Learn More
  • PPP & Other COVID Relief Options (SCORE)
    Oct. 12; Learn More
  • Social Media Overview and Strategy (SCORE)
    Oct. 12; Learn More
  • WomenVenture Services Overview 
    Oct. 12 or 22; Learn More
  • Delegation for Success (SCORE) 
    Oct. 13; Learn More
  • Franchising Basics (SCORE)
    Oct. 13; Learn More
  • Getting Ready (WomenVenture)
    Oct. 13 or 15; Learn More
  • Veteran Women Support Group Session (VBOC)
    Oct. 14; Learn More
  • Tracking Your Business Using Spreadsheets (SCORE) 
    Oct. 14; Learn More
  • Financial Wellness - 2 Session Series (SCORE)
    Oct. 14 & 21; Learn More
  • Restaurant Operations with Doron Jensen (SCORE) 
    Oct. 18; Learn More
  • Google Analytics 4.0 (SCORE)
    Oct. 19; Learn More
  • Understanding eCommerce Basics (SCORE)
    Oct. 19; Learn More

  • Labor Shortage – Retention (SBDC)
    Oct. 20; Learn More

  • Simple Steps to Starting Your Business - 5 sessions (SCORE)
    Starting Oct. 20; Learn More
  • Understanding Google Analytics To Grow Your Business (SCORE)
    Oct 26; Learn More

Tax Tips from the IRS

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Get more IRS Tax Tips here.

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