National Veterans Small Business Week: November 1 – 5

Posted on October 25, 2021


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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), which is observed from November 1 – 5.

The SBA helps veterans tackle new challenges – from understanding how to become lender ready, develop an emergency plan, or connect with a mentor to help rebuild a professional network.

SBA empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses with entrepreneurial trainings and resources right in their local community. Through a network of partners and grantees, SBA offers specialized training programs for women veterans, service-disabled veterans, and veterans interested in federal procurement. Entrepreneurs across the nation can access these programs in-person or virtually at every stage of small business ownership.

Monday November 1, 2021

  • 9:30am – 10:30am VBOC of New England- Business Plan Basics:  Register Here – VBOC 
  • 11:00am – 12:30pm VBOC of New England- Introduction to Resources for Your Veteran-Owned Small Business: Register Here – VBOC

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

  • 10am – 1pm  CT District Office – Veterans and Military Spouse Resource Fair, VA Connecticut Newington Campus – No registration necessary, visit the canteen in the basement of the VA, 555 Willard Ave., Newington, CT
  • 8:30am – 2:00pm REGION 1 – Boots to Business, New Hampshire/Maine: Register Here (virtual) – VBOC
  • 12:00pm – 1:30pm  VBOC of New England- Raising Capital for Veteran Owned Businesses Roundtable: Register Here – VBOC

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

  • 10:00am – 1pm  CT District Office, Veteran and Military Spouse Resource Fair, VA Connecticut, West Haven Campus: No registration necessary, meet us outside the cafeteria at the VA, 950 Campbell Ave., West Haven, CT
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm  VBOC of New England – PTAC & VBOC Veteran’s Small Business Week Presentation: Register Here (virtual) VBOC 

Thursday, November 4, 2021

  •  4:30pm – 5:30pm VBOC of New England – The Importance of Knowing What your Business is Worth: Register Here – (virtual)  VBOC 

Friday, November 5, 2021

  •  9:00am – 10:30am  Battle Buddy to Business Buddy –  a discussion featuring successful veteran business owners sharing their entrepreneurial journey and use of SBA resources. Opening remarks by U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney; featured guests include: Jacqueline Nichols-Holden, Holden Hands; Matt Westfall, Counter Weight Brewing and Dan Lanigan, New England Concession. Register here.

Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021

  • 12:00pm – 2:00pm  CT District Office – Veterans Resource Fair, Southern CT State University: No registration necessary, stop by the Adanti Student Center Theater 345 Fitch St., New Haven, CT

Saturday November 13, 2021 

  • 12:00pm – 6:00pm – VETS ROCK at Mohegan Sun, Earth Expo and Convention Center, Uncasville CT: Visit the CT District Office Table at: Vets Rock

Wednesday/Thursday – November 17/18

9:00am – 1:15pm CT District Office – Boots 2 Business Training Program, for more information: frank.alvarado@sba.gov.