Join us in celebrating and honoring Veterans during National Veterans Small Business Week 2022
October 31 — November 4, 2022
During the first week of November, NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) and the Northern California SBA District Offices are celebrating National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) with several events that will provide a forum where Veteran business owners will be able to get expert advice, learn new business strategies, connect with industry experts, and meet other business owners as they look to pivot and recover.
Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) at the SBA will be launching the California wide event on October 31 at the start of the Veteran Entrepreneur Training session.
Everyone is welcome for these events.
NVSBW 2022: Veteran Entrepreneur Training
MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Like all successful missions, small business ownership and growth starts with training. This workshop will empower service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses with entrepreneurial trainings and resources right in their local community. Specialized training programs for women veterans, service-disabled veterans, and veterans interested in federal procurement will also be discussed.
NVSBW 2022: Veterans & Government Contracting 101
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
An introduction to government contracting and will give high level overviews of certifications for Veteran owned businesses presented by Nancy Pigeon with the NorCal Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) with a brief introduction from the Monterey Bay Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
Boots to Business Reboot
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PT
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Join the Sacramento SBA District Office and the NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) for our online Boots to Business/Reboot class. The Zoom link and password will be emailed to registered participants the day before the class. There is no charge for this event.
This class is open to all Veteran students, Veterans of all eras, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military-connected family members who are interested in starting or growing a small business. Any interested community members are invited to join the Veterans for this 1-day exploration of entrepreneurship.
Topics will include:
· What is Entrepreneurship?
· Idea vs. Business Opportunity?
· Doing Your Market Research – Customers and Industry
· The Economics of Small Business
· Selecting The Correct Legal Structure
· Financing Your Venture
· Business Planning
· SBA Resources For You
This is your chance to explore what it takes to be an entrepreneur and stand with the growing number of small business owners! Join us and learn how to put your small business ownership dreams into action!
NVSBW 2022: Veteran Small Business Disaster Preparedness
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
Join SBA’s San Francisco and Sacramento District Offices as we introduce the new North and Central California Veteran’s Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Director, Noah Harris. Learn about the resources available to you and how the VBOC and SBA can support your business.
NVSBW 2022: Veteran Small Business Access to Capital
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT
A panel including CDC Small Business Finance, Newtek Small Business Finance, Accessity, Elite Tax Partners and an SBA Lender Relations Specialist to discuss SBA loan programs including the SBA 504, 7a, Community Advantage, and Microloan program and discounts available to Veteran-Owned businesses.