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SBA to Kick Off National Veterans Small Business Week, Nov. 2-6

Release Date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Release Number: 
HI 20-1029
Contact: 
Sheila Taeza: sheila.taeza@sba.gov

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The U.S. Small Business Administration will celebrate the accomplishments of veteran, service member, and military spouse small business owners nationwide during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW), Nov. 2-6.  This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW.

“As we celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week, I am proud to be a part of a network that serves the entrepreneurial needs of veterans, military members transitioning to civilian life, and their spouses through SBA programs and outreach so that they may start and grow businesses of their own,” said Acting District Director J. Adalberto Quijada.

This year’s NVSBW theme is #VetBiz Resources in Your Local Community which highlights the breadth of free to low-cost entrepreneurial resources that veteran and military entrepreneurs can access right in their neighborhood – from seeking business counseling services from the Hawaii SCORE chapter or the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), to visiting the Veterans Business Outreach Center of the Pacific (VBOC) for help formulating a business plan.  During the week, the SBA will highlight and connect veterans nationwide to resources available to help them accomplish small business success.

During NVSBW, each day will be devoted to a different topic related to veteran entrepreneurship. National-level events include topics in transition assistance, entrepreneurial training, stakeholders and resources, access to capital, and government contracting.

The SBA Hawaii District Office encourages veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses to register now for local NVSBW events sponsored by the VBOC

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH

09:00 HST - Doing Business with the Government   Register HERE 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH

09:00 AM ChST - Boots to Business Reboot PISBDC Guam   Register HERE 

09:00 AM HST - Things to Consider When Building a Mobile App Based Tech Business  Register HERE

12:00 PM HST - Adapting Your Marketing During COVID-19   Register HERE 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH

10:00 AM HST - Access to Capital Options and Preparing for Financing   Register HERE 

For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week and national-level events, visit www.sba.gov/vetbiz. For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit www.sba.gov/veterans.

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About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration helps power the American dream of business ownership. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.