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National Veterans Small Business Week!

National Veterans Small Business Week 2021

Contracting for Veteran-Owned Small Business

Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 10 am EDT

Hosted by the West Virginia Women's Business Center. Participants are invited to attend and learn more about government contracts and how you, as a veteran small business owner, might be able to utilize them in your small business!

During the training, you will hear from Kenneth Dougherty, MS, Procurement Analyst/Small Business Liaison at the Department of Veterans Affairs/Veterans Health Administration, as well as Melissa Loder, Senior Area Business Opportunity Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration's West Virginia District Office.


How Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Can Access Federal Surplus Property

Thursday, November 4, 2021 at 2 pm EDT

Veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB) can access federally owned personal property no longer in use through the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program. The U.S. federal government enacted the Veterans Small Business Enhancement Act of 2018 on January 3, 2019. The National Association for State Agencies for Surplus Property (NASASP) has been working with the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. General Services Administration to finalize program operations and requirements. West Virginia Surplus Property Manager Elizabeth Cooper explains this important national, veteran-based opportunity.

Cooper will cover:

  • Eligibility
  • How to identify property
  • How to purchase
  • Allowable uses
  • Potential Pitfalls


Questions and Answers for Veteran Business Owners

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 12 pm EDT

Join SBA’s West Virginia, Pittsburgh, and Minnesota District Office for a special event just for veterans. SBA Veteran Business Development Officers Mike Jackson and Jonathan Bennett have served our country and now they want to help you start or grow your small business. The duo will provide an overview on SBA programs and services available for veterans and some of the most common questions we receive, like:

  • How do I apply for a SBA loan as a veteran?
  • What grants are available as a veteran who wants to start their own small business or for existing small businesses?
  • How do I obtain VOSB certification for my business? What are the advantages?

Participants will be able to ask questions and get answers on the spot!

This session is open to all veterans and military families.