It’s National Veterans Small Business Week


It’s National Veterans Small Business Week

National Veteran Small Business WeekThe U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience of veteran small business owners during National Veterans Small Business Week now 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.”

“Our service members have our backs; it’s our responsibility to have their backs, too,” said Representative and former Army Ranger Jason Crow. “That means ensuring veterans have the tools and resources they need to build and run a small business. I’m proud to join in recognizing our veteran small business community this National Veterans Small Business Week as we continue investing in the strength and resiliency of American veterans.”

Veterans Events

Throughout the week, the SBA is focusing on 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. For more information about National Veterans Small Business Week and to find events in your area, visit Sign up for an event and join the online conversation using the hashtag #VetBiz.

The Office of Veterans Business Development works through SBA’s extensive resource partner network. This includes Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, Women’s Business Centers and 22 Veterans Business Outreach Centers. VBOCs are also the leading partner in hosting the “Boots to Business” and “Boots to Business Reboot” programs, which offer courses on entrepreneurship on military installations and in local communities. Since the program’s inception in 2013, Boots to Business has trained and graduated more than 143,955 service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members and military spouses.

For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit