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Connecticut District Office  - October 20, 2021

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Join in the dynamic discussion featuring successful veteran business owners sharing their entrepreneurial journey and use of SBA resources.

Opening remarks by U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney, (CT-2)

Featuring - 

  • Jacqueline Nichols-Holden, Holden Hands
  • Matt Westfall, Counter Weight Brewing
  • Dan Lanigan, New England Concession

Date: FridayNovember 5, 2021

Time: 9:00am - 10:30am EST

“Serving Connecticut’s Veterans as they have served us”

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National Veterans Small Business Week 2021


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW).

The SBA is here to help you tackle new challenges – whether it’s understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help you rebuild your professional network.

 Like all successful missions, small business ownership starts with training. That’s why SBA empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses with entrepreneurial trainings and resources right in their local community. Through a network of partners and grantees, SBA offers specialized training programs for women veterans, service-disabled veterans, and veterans interested in federal procurement. Entrepreneurs across the nation can access these programs in-person or virtually at every stage of small business ownership.

Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Monday November 1, 2021

  • 9:30am – 10:30am  VBOC of New England- Business Plan Basics:   Register Here - VBOC                              
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm  VBOC of New England- Introduction to Resources for Your Veteran-Owned Small Business: Register Here - VBOC

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  • 10am – 1pm   CT District Office – Veterans and Military Spouse Resource Fair, VA Connecticut Newington Campus - No registration necessary, visit us outside the canteen in the basement of the VA, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT           
  • 8:30am - 2:00pm REGION 1 - Boots to Business, New Hampshire/Maine: Register Here (virtual) - VBOC
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm   VBOC of New England- Raising Capital for Veteran Owned Businesses Roundtable: Register Here - VBOC

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • 10:00am – 1pm   CT District Office, Veteran and Military Spouse Resource Fair,  VA Connecticut, West Haven Campus: No registration necessary, meet us outside the cafeteria at the VA, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT                                               
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm   VBOC of New England - PTAC & VBOC Veteran's Small Business Week Presentation: Register Here (virtual)  VBOC           

Thursday, November 4, 2021

  •  4:30pm – 5:30pm    VBOC of New England - The Importance of Knowing What your Business is Worth: Register Here - (virtual)   VBOC                            

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021        

  • 12:00pm - 2:00pm   CT District Office – Veterans Resource Fair, Southern CT State University: No registration necessary, visit us at the Adanti Student Center Theater 345 Fitch St., New Haven, CT

Saturday November 13, 2021    

  • 12:00pm - 6:00pm  – VETS ROCK at Mohegan Sun, Earth Expo and Convention Center,  Uncasville CT:  Visit the CT District Office Table at:         Vets Rock

Wednesday/Thursday - November 17/18        

9:00am - 1:15pm  CT District Office – Boots 2 Business Training Program, for more information: