National Veterans Small Business Week Is Next Week! See What The SBA Has To Offer!

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Rhode Island District Office  - October 26, 2021

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National Veterans Small Business Week 2021

National Veterans
Small Business Week Events

Monday, November 1st | 9:30AM - 10:30AM
Business Plan Basics

Tuesday, November 2nd | 8:00AM - 10:00AM
VA Office Of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization Webinar

Tuesday, November 2nd | 4:00PM - 5:30PM
Starting a Farm - Lessons from a Marine turned Farmer

Thursday, November 4th | 4:30PM - 5:30PM
The Importance of Knowing What your Business is Worth

NVSBW Calendar Events

The Veteran Business Outreach Center
of New England (VBOC)

Veterans Business Outreach Centers are your one-stop shop for small business resources. Visit SBA dot gov slash VBOC.

The Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England (VBOC), headquartered in Providence, equips veterans, active-duty service members, and their families with the resources to help them start and run their businesses.

The VBOC of New England serves veterans in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont, and is the primary partner in assisting the local SBA District Office in running the quarterly
Boots to Business program.

The VBOC of New England is operated by the 
Center for Women & Enterprise who offer quality one-on-one counseling, classes, programs and services to those who want to start and grow their business. Click the link below to learn more or become a client.

Veterans Business Outreach Center

Funding for Veterans

Lender Match

The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) has implemented measures to funds into the hands of veteran entrepreneurs. The Veterans Advantage sets the borrowers upfront fees to zero for all veteran loans up to $350,000 (Via the SBA Express Program). 

When applying for any loan (via Lender Match or otherwise) make sure that you check the box that lets them loan officer know you are a veteran. To learn more about the SBA's Lender Match tool or to start a loan inquiry click the box below.

Lender Match 

The Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (MREIDL)

The Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (MREIDL). Provides loans of up to $2 million to cover operating costs that cannot be met due to the loss of an essential employee called to active duty in the Reserves or National Guard.


Entrepreneurship Training for Veterans

Boots to Business

Boots to Business, Veterans

An entrepreneurial program offered on military installations around the world and a training track of the Department of Defense (DOD) Transition Assistance Program (TAP).Boots to Business Reboot extends the entrepreneurship training offered in TAP to veterans of all eras in their communities.

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Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP)

March Twitter Chat: Women's History Month Business Success Her Way

Provides entrepreneurial training to women veterans, women service members, and women spouses of service members and veterans as they start or grow a business. SBA funds these entrepreneurship training programs available exclusively for women veterans through grantees:

IVMF - Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE)

Lift Fund – San Antonio

Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP) 

Provides entrepreneurship training program(s) to service-disabled veteran entrepreneurs who aspire to be small business owners or currently own a small business. SBA funds entrepreneurship training programs for service-disabled veterans through grantees:

IVMF - Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) –
Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, Spears School of Business at
Oklahoma State University

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans - St. Joseph's University –
St. Joseph’s University

Dog Tag Inc.

Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP)

Procurement Scorecard

Delivers entrepreneurship training to veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses nationwide interested in pursuing, or are already engaged in federal procurement.

Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)

Veteran Contracting

Government contracting veterans

The Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Contracting program (SDVOSBC) gives procuring agencies the authority to set acquisitions aside for exclusive competition among service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. Sole source awards will be delivered if certain conditions are met. Learn more about the SDVOSBC and if your business qualifies by clicking the link below.

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SBA's Office of
Veterans Business Development

The Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) mission is to maximize the availability, applicability, and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors. OVBD is SBA’s liaison with the veteran's business community; provides policy analysis and reporting; and is as an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs. OVBD has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Learn more about available resources by clicking the link below.

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Veterans Affairs: Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


The mission of the VA's Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunities by developing policies and programs, informed by customer feedback, that improve market research, increase direct access, and maximize the participation of procurement ready Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in federal contracting. To learn more about what's available through the OSDBU click the link below.

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