Register for National Veterans Small Business Week Events

 

Illinois District Office - October 2021

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National Veterans Small Business Week 2021

Join the SBA Nov 1 - 5, 2021 as we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week! As the pandemic continues, it’s vital for military and veteran entrepreneurs to be aware of the local resources that are available to assist them during this time.

NVSBW is the perfect opportunity to reinforce the critical role that SBA and its stakeholders play in this mission to celebrate, strengthen, and empower our nation’s military and veteran entrepreneurs.

The SBA will be showcasing our nation’s military and veteran-owned small businesses all week long. For details visit this webpage.

Celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with the SBA!

Veterans Small Business Week - Financing and Resources

Join us for this special event in honor of National Veterans Small Business Week! During this workshop, veterans and small business owners will be provided with tips and instructions on how to utilize financing programs specific to veterans. Tuesday, November 2, 11:00 a.m. 

Register here

Access to Capital for Veteran Entrepreneurs Post COVID-19

Join us for this special event in honor of National Veterans Small Business Week! During this workshop, attendees will hear from stakeholders about resources and access to capital opportunities for veteran entrepreneurs. Wednesday, November 3, 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Register here

Doing Business with Veteran Affairs - National Veterans Small Business Week

Join us for this special event in honor of National Veterans Small Business Week! During this workshop, veterans and small business owners will be provided with tips and instructions on how to do business with Veterans Administration, as well information on what the VA buys. Bring your government contracting questions! Although this event is directed at veterans and military spouses, all small business owners are invited to attend. Thursday, November 4, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Register here  


Resources for Veteran-Owned Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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

 

The SBA offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership. Look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.

  • Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)

    • Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the OVBD facilitates the use of all SBA programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors. Find your nearest center.
  • Funding for veteran-owned small businesses
  • Veteran entrepreneurship training programs
    • SBA programs feature customized curriculums, in-person classes, and online courses to give veterans the training to succeed. These programs teach the fundamentals of business ownership and provide access to SBA resources and small business experts. Learn more.

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