Upcoming Events & Resources


Illinois District Office - July 2022

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In this newsletter, learn more about:

Upcoming Events

Veterans Small Business Week

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

Doing Business with Veteran Affairs - National Veterans Week -CVE Transfer


Join us on November 4th from 10 am -11:30 pm 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. We will also discuss CVE registration transfer from VA to SBA. Please bring your government contracting questions!  Although this event is directed at veterans and military spouses, all small business owners are invited to attend.

This broadcast will be conducted through Microsoft Teams. You can download the Microsoft Teams app or go through a browser. Safari is not supported. Email Illinois (dot) do (at) sba (dot) gov with questions.



Illustration of a main street with small businesses, shop small logo, SBA logo and text, Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Shop Small: Tips for Small Business Saturday

Learn unique marketing and promotional tips for the holiday sales season. Hear subject matter expert tips from SBA, Small Business Majority and Chicago Urban League. Learn how to grab your market share of the Seasons Greetings! Let us help you launch your Holiday campaign to increase sales.


Stay updated

Visit sba.gov/relief for updates on the loan programs, guidance for businesses and employers, and other SBA resources.

If you have questions about your already submitted COVID EIDL application, contact the SBA Disaster Customer Service Center at 833-853-5638 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

Follow @SBA_Illinois on Twitter.

E-mail questions to illinois.do@sba.gov.