The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week, which runs through Nov. 5.
“National Veterans Small Business Week is a time to honor the service and celebrate the impact of our nearly 1.8 million veteran entrepreneurs who are a driving force in our economy, generating approximately $1 trillion annually and employing nearly 4 million people.” said SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman. “The SBA team is committed to providing the capital, marketplace opportunities and supportive network of Veterans Business Outreach Centers so that our veterans and military spouses can continue to do what they do best – face hardships head-on to build, innovate and adapt their businesses to survive and thrive.”
Throughout the week, the SBA is highlighting various aspects of the veteran small business ownership journey. Hosted by the Office of Veterans Business Development, the week-long event covers several topics, such as transition assistance, entrepreneurial training, government contracting, disaster assistance, and access to capital resources.
SBA district offices, resource partners and local organizations across the country are hosting National Veterans Small Business Week activities in hybrid, in-person and virtual formats based on the needs of their community. Visit sba.gov/nvsbw