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Celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week



We’re excited to announce that this year’s National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) will take place on October 31-November 4!  Each year the SBA during NVSBW celebrates, connects, and empowers service member, veteran, National Guard and Reserve, and military spouse entrepreneurs all week long. This year marks the ninth annual NVSBW.


National Small Business Week Events




Doing Business with the Veteran Administration and Veteran Verification

Tuesday, November 1, 2022                          9:00 AM – 10:00 AM CDT

This workshop is an introduction to doing business with the Veterans Health Administration NCO 23. Learn how the VA buys, what they buy and how you can participate. Learn how your business can support the mission of the VA.

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 (CVE) this session will give a brief overview of the application and review process.

Learn about the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC). This program is a one-stop-shop for service members, veterans and military spouses looking to start, purchase, or grow a business.





Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Small Business Webinar

Wednesday, November 2, 2022                                          12:00 PM CDT

Marketing is an essential piece of establishing your brand, generating leads, and reaching your target market. Join this webinar to learn new ways to get visibility for your small business by creating value through digital and content marketing!





This Boots to Business Reboot in-person training session will be held  on Thursday, November 3, 2022, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm MDT at Elevate Rapid City, 18 E Main Street, Rapid City.

Boots to Business Reboot (B2BR) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), Veterans of all eras, and military spouses are eligible to participate. The “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This one-day in-person program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.





Small Business Advantages for Veterans Webinar

Friday, November 4, 2022                                   

You have served your country, now let us help serve you. Join us for this webinar to learn about the advantages of being a veteran-owned small business.

From receiving free access for a business plan development app to becoming a certified veteran-owned small business, let us help you learn about the benefits you have earned.




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