Join us in celebrating and honoring Veterans during National Veterans Small Business Week 2023

October 30 — November 3, 2023

During the first week of November, NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) and the Northern California SBA District Offices are celebrating the 10th Annual National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) with several California-wide 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.

California-Wide National Veterans Small Business Week 2023 Events

NVSBW 2023: Veteran Entrepreneur Training

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 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 2023: Veterans & Government Contracting 101


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

Join us for an exciting online event on Government Contracting, brought to you by SoCal APEX Accelerators and featuring industry expert Mike Sabellico. Whether you’re a small business owner, an entrepreneur, or simply interested in learning more about government contracts, this event is for you!

During this event, you’ll gain valuable insights into the world of government contracting and how it can benefit your business. Mike Sabellico, a seasoned professional in the field, will share his expertise, tips, and strategies to help you navigate the complex world of government contracts.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of the best in the industry. Register now and secure your spot for this online event. Get ready to take your business to the next level with government contracting!


NVSBW 2023: Veteran Small Business Access to Capital


Join us for an exciting online event that focuses on access to capital for entrepreneurs and small business owners! The Sacramento and Orange County District SBA offices have teamed up to bring you this informative session where you’ll learn about various funding options and strategies to help grow your business.


NVSBW 2023: Veteran Small Business Disaster Preparedness

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

A brief overview of how to prepare for disaster utilizing resilience and transferable skills specific to Veteran business owners. Co-hosted by Mary Bradfiled and George Kostyrko of the Office of Disaster Recovery and Leigh Kearns of the Los Angeles SBA District Office.


NorCal VBOC National Veterans Small Business Week 2023 Local Events

NVSBW 2023: VetBiz Rally Point Summit


Join us for a summit with panels and exhibits from SBA Resource Partners that are sure to help you succeed!

Panel Topics Include:

  • Counseling, training, and technical assistance
  • Local business lenders regarding funding and loans
  • Government contracting

This is your chance to connect in person with representatives from the following organizations:
SCORE | Central Valley
California SBDC | Valley Community SBDC representing Fresno, Kings, Mader, Tulare
CEN.CAL Business Finance Group
Access + Capital
Central Valley Women’s Entrepreneur Center
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
California Department of General Services

In Person:
Clovis Veterans Memorial District
808 4th Street
Clovis, CA 93612


Boots to Business Reboot

MONDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PT

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Join Lassen Community College and the NorCal Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) for our hybrid Boots to Business/Reboot class.

In Person:
Lassen College Veterans Resource Center Rm VT119
478-200 HWY 139
Susanville, CA 96130

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!