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SBA Celebrates National Veteran Small Business Week

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SBA celebrates, connects with, and empowers aspiring and current service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week.

SBA Administrator Kick off National Veterans Small Business Week

Isabel Guzman

Administrator Guzman kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week

"This week, let’s all support our veteran and military family-owned businesses. Shop and promote these businesses online. Attend events and share your support with others." — @SBAIsabel on National Veterans Small Business Week

From our twitter page



Falls Optical

The SBA Minnesota's District Director, Brian McDonald met with veteran business owner Dr. Ken Dodge and his wife Mrs. Heike Dodge, owners of Falls Optical. The visit follows the Little Falls Mayoral proclamation recognizing efforts of veteran-owned small businesses and urging residents to support veteran-owned small businesses. Dr. and Mrs. Dodge used the SBA's 504 program to grow and construct a new building.

Events for Veterans

Photo of five people framed around an illustration of the U.S. with text, National Veterans Small Business Week, Oct.31-Nov.4,

Marching to VOSB Certification

Tuesday, November 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM CST
Where: Virtual | TEAMS

SBA's Office of Veteran Business Development, joins the SBA's Office of Field Operations to discuss the upcoming migration of the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) from the Veterans Administration to the Small Business Administration. Associate Administrator Stubblefield will share how the process is moving and how this change will impact veteran-owned small businesses seeking certification. Register


4th Annual Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Opportunity Day

Wednesday, November 9 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Where: Virtual

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Virginia Business Center, invite you to join a panelist discussion targeted towards Veterans and the Minority Small Business community. Register

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Boots to Business Reboot

Thursday, November 10 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm CST

Where: Choice Bank, 6210 Wayzata Blvd, Golden Valley, MN

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private sector resources. Register

November 15th is National Entrepreneurs' Day!

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Enhance your knowledge and skill sets with these events you should not miss!


Stand Out on Small Business Saturday

Wednesday, November 9 | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm CST 

Where: Virtual | Zoom Webinar

Get creative ideas to attract the crowds and bring in big sales this Small Business Saturday (November 26). BBB is partnering up with the Minnesota Retailers Association and special guest U.S. Small Business Administration Minnesota District Office to provide your small business with preparation tips, ideas, and success stories for a lucrative and rewarding holiday shopping season. Find out more.

SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any product, service, or entity

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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Business Summit: Build Your Business

Monday, November 14 | 9:00 am CST
Location: Virtual

Join the Minnesota Chinese and Hmong American Chambers of Commerce for this free virtual event featuring engaging presentations, inspirational lounge chats, and workshops led by experts. This unique opportunity is designed to give you the skills, tools, and resources you need to grow and sustain your business. Register


Entrepreneurs' Virtual Coffee Break with SBA:
Access to Capital

Thursday, November 17
1:00 - 2:00 pm CDT

Where: Virtual | TEAMS

Join the Minnesota District Office for an Entrepreneurs' Coffee break for an opportunity to learn more about SBA's Access to Capital.

Topics include:

  • 7(a) Loan Guarantee
  • 504 Loans
  • Microloans
  • Disaster Loans
  • Exporting Loans
  • and much more


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