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SBA Kicks Off Veterans Small Business Week

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SBA kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week, November 5-9

WASHINGTON – 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, Nov. 5-9.
 
“National Veterans Small Business Week is another opportunity for us not only to highlight the success of our nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses, but also to recognize the areas where there is still work to be done,” SBA Administrator Linda McMahon said. “Entrepreneurship is not a solo mission. I’m proud to be a part of a network that serves the needs of our veteran and military business owners.”
 
SBA district offices and resource partners nationwide, as well as local organizations, will be hosting National Veterans Small Business Week events. This year’s theme, Our #VetBiz Community, shines a spotlight on various aspects of the veteran business community, ranging from aspiring to current veteran and military business owners, as well as the organizations that provide entrepreneurial training.
 
The SBA encourages veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses to join the online conversation and share what their veteran business communities look like by using the hastag #VetBiz.
 
For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week, including events and ways to get involved, 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 makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. 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.

Download the local event Announcement as a PDF
Veterans Small Business Week:  Expansion & Growth
Monday, November 5th | 12PM - 3PM | FREE
Launch Pad Brewery | 884 So. Buckley Rd. | Aurora, CO  80017

Veterans Small Business Week

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Veterans Small Business Week:  Expansion & Growth

WHO:  Vets who own a business and want to expand and grow.

WHEN:   Monday, November 5, 2018 | 12PM - 3PM
              
 Food truck available if you wish to purchase lunch on location.

WHERE:  Launch Pad Brewery | 884 S. Buckley Rd. | Aurora, CO 80017

REGISTER:   This is a free event; please pre-register.
                     www.Aurora-SouthMetroSBDC.com/training > Browse Workshops

 AGENDA: 

 -- U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION  COLORADO DISTRICT OFFICE:  Opening Remarks

 -- BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE:  Command Representative

-- AURORA-SOUTH METRO SBDC:  The Business Model Canvas

-- SCORE:  Business Check-Up

-- PREFERRED LENDING PARTNERS:  How to Fund an Expanding and Growing Business

-- PANEL OF VET BUSINESS OWNERS:  Sharing their Road to Success

 Sponsored by the presenters listed above.

Boots to Business REBOOT - Oct. 31

Thursday, October 27, 2016

NATIONAL VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS WEEK with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Colorado event:  Boots to Business REBOOT
Monday, Oct. 31st | 8AM - 4PM
Mt Carmel Center of Excellence | 530 Communications Circle | Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Veterans and their families have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. Wondering what it takes and how you can prepare? Enroll in Boots to Business Reboot HERE.

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge on the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition and an introduction to available public and private sectors resources.

SBA empowers veterans, active duty service members, Guard and Reserve members and military spouses through entrepreneurial training and education programs, business technical assistance counseling, special access to capital programs and federal procurement  training and access to opportunities.

Join the conversation at #MyVetBiz to share veteran stories, encourage community members to highlight local veteran-owned businesses in their community, and show gratitude and support to veterans and their families.

For More Information: (303) 844-0509 or Bradley.currie@sba.gov  
To register: http://boots2business.org/rebootapply

Veterans Small Business Conference - Date TBD

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pikes Peak SBDC - Nov 2 Events RE-SCHEDULED

'Sip of Colorado' -- Pikes Peak SBDC networking event of micrebrewies, wineries and distilleries
NEW DATE:  February 10, 2017

The annual Veterans Small Business Conference at the Pinery in Colorado Springs
Re-scheduled to February 15, 2017 (tentative).

The Inaugural Microbrewing, Distilling & Wine Making Conference--DATE TBD.

Questions:  (719) 667-3803 or sbdc@elpasoco.com