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November 2 – 6 Events


November 2


2020 Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Resource Microsoft Teams Webinar

Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW. Register

Join us as we celebrate the veteran- and the military-owned small business community. Our presentation will highlight 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 a local SCORE chapter to visiting the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) in their area for help formulating a business plan.

Listen to SBA staff and Resource Partners on Programs and Services that are available to help you start or grow your business. Attend one module or attend all:


9:30am SBA Welcoming Remarks

9:45am Introduction to Entrepreneurship

10:15am Market Research 101

10:45am Introduction to Franchising

11:15am Financing Your Business Start-Up

11:45am Local Resources Available to You

12:15am How to Become a Registered Government Contractor

12:45am Resources Available from CT Dept of Veterans Affairs

1:00am Women’s Business Center Programs & Resources

1:15am WBDC – Program & Services for Military Families

1:30am Demystifying the Department of Revenue Services

1:45am SBA Wrap-Up


November 3


VetBiz Boots to Business

Are you looking to start your own business? November 3rd and 4th 2020 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Boots to Business is a two-step training program developed to introduce Veterans and transitioning service members to business ownership. This 2-day workshop helps ensure that every participant has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and the small business resources in their local communities. Any veteran, spouse and/or dependent children over 18 are welcome to participate! After completing the 2-day Boots to Business session, participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local small business resources, and launch their small business. If you have any questions, please contact Miguel Moralez at 603-225-1601 or email To register for the training, please use this link: When you get to this link, go to the calendar and select: Online Portsmouth, NS, ME


November 4


Veteran Resource Panel ( Resources for Veterans) Featured guest: John Scifers, David Rambhajan and Neli Vasquez Rowland

The U.S. Small Business Administration 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 2020 will take place Nov. 2-6. As always, our goal is to raise awareness of veteran small business ownership and encourage communities to support their veteran- and military-owned businesses.

Join the SBA Illinois District for a Veterans Resource Panel, where guests will provide insight on resources available to help veterans in business and beyond. Guests include:

  • Neli Vasquez Rowland, President & CEO of A Safe Haven Foundation
  • John Scifers, President, Illinois Chapter, Elite Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Network
  • David Rambhajan, President of Industria, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business

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.

Calling all Veteran Business Owners!

Help us celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week with this collaborative event across five time zones:

  • 4 to 6 PM EST
  • 3 to 5 PM CST
  • 2 to 4 PM MST
  • 1 to 3 PM PST
  • 11 AM to 1 PM HST

Relaunch your Veteran-Owned Business: Strong in 2021 features:

Guest speaker Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business Development, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Veteran business Owner Tom Harness of Harness Digital Marketing, St. Louis, presents best practices and tips for fellow business owners to relaunch post-pandemic.

Participate in four Power Sessions and learn how to propel your business forward in 2021.

Network with Veteran business owners from around the country – and more!

This event will be presented on Zoom. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to all registered participants on November 3rd, 2020.

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC)

The Veteran Business Outreach Centers provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, Veterans, National Guard & Reserve members, military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business.

There are 22 VBOCs across the country who each have a unique service area.

To find out more information or to find your local VBOC, please visit:


November 5


Ready to be your own boss? Learn how SBA resources can help you turn your #VetBiz dreams into reality.

Each year the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). This year marks the seventh annual NVSBW.

Join Pete Smith, Lender Relations Specialist in the SBA Indiana District as he provides an overview of SBA resources available to help veterans turn their #VetOwned small business dreams into reality. Topics include:

  • Access to Capital
  • SBA Loans, to include Veterans Advantage Loans
  • Lender Match
  • Surety Bonds
  • Federal Contract Opportunities
  • PTAC
  • Exporting Opportunities
  • Disaster Assistance Loans

Registration is required. A Microsoft Teams access link will be emailed to you prior to webinar start. You can also click Join Meeting below on the day of the event.

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+1 202-765-1264 United States, Washington DC (Toll)

Conference ID: 498 640 007#

November 6


Women Veteran Entrepreneurs Financial Strategies


In celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week, join LiftFund and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a webinar to discuss financial strategies for women veteran entrepreneurs!

During the webinar, you’ll have the opportunity to:

• Learn about LiftFund’s SBA-funded Women Veterans Entrepreneurship Training Program

• Discover LiftFund’s access to capital, financial training, and lending programs

• Hear first-hand success stories from LiftFund clients and current women business owners