This week is the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Veterans Small Business Week, highlighting the different facets of the veteran business community. Locally, the Lower Rio Grande Valley office of SBA is in the middle of the celebration, offering events, many of which take place in the next days.
This year’s theme, “Our #VetBiz Community,” showcases the various facets of the veteran business community, ranging from the prospective or existing veteran and military business owner to the educational institution providing entrepreneurial training.
Local events finishing out the week include:
Business Financing Options for Veterans
Mission, Nov. 8, 3-5 p.m. (more information and online registration)
Learn about SBA’s programs and services for veterans and meet some of SBA’s top participating lenders. Veterans, service members and the veterans community are invited to attend this event at no cost. The Financing Panel of experts applies to existing and start-up small business.
Boots to Business Reboot – Weslaco
Nov. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (more information and online registration)
Veterans 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.
The SBA’s Lower Rio Grande Valley District Office encourages veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses to share what their veteran business communities look like by using #VetBiz, joining the SBA and local stakeholders in the ongoing online conversation.
For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit sba.gov/veterans.