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News Release: Veteran Entrepreneurs Honored During National Veterans Small Business Week (Oct. 31-Nov. 4)

SBA Massachusetts, City of Boston Mayor’s Office of Economic Development and Massachusetts Office of Business Development partner to host a Boots to Business REBOOT Program at the Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building to celebrate
Release Date: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Release Number: 
Norman Eng (617) 565-8510

BOSTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week Oct. 31-Nov. 4.

In his proclamation, President Barack Obama called the event “a demonstration of support for all veteran-owned businesses and a celebration of their accomplishments.”

SBA district offices and resource partners across the U.S. will host local events including Boots to Business and Boots to Business: Reboot, webinars, and workshops on access to capital, federal procurement, and entrepreneurial development.  In addition to local National Veterans Small Business Week events, SBA is hosting live streamed events and a webinar:


  • Tuesday, November 1

AARP & SBA Webinar, 7-8 p.m. EDT

  • Wednesday, November 2

Facebook: Live interview with Nick Palmisciano from Ranger Up, an American apparel company owned and operated by military veterans—6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, November 3

Workshop: Boots to Business REBOOT, 8:30a.m.-4:30p.m.


During National Veterans Small Business Week, and going forward, share your small business success story or show your appreciation for veteran entrepreneurs by joining the conversation online using the hashtag #MyVetBiz.

Celebrate this National Veterans Small Business Week by visiting to learn more about local events, entrepreneurial training courses and resources available to support your entrepreneurship success.




About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.