The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will celebrate veteran small business owners nationwide and locally during National Veterans Small Business Week 2016 (NVSBW), Oct. 31- Nov 4.
In New Jersey, SBA will be joining the New Jersey Small Business Development Center at the Rutgers Business School in Piscataway on Wednesday, November 2 to host Mission:
Veteran Entrepreneurs from 8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The seminar will be held at 100 Rockafeller Road in Piscataway, NJ 08854 and is designed to provide veterans with the resources, training and guidance needed to launch or expand a small business.
According to SBA NJ District Director Al Titone, the no-cost program is designed to help veterans identify new financing opportunities, build a sustainable business, tap into public/private supplier diversity opportunities and gain access to business information and no-cost business counseling.
“The two-fold purpose of National Veterans Small Business Week is to applaud the success of veteran entrepreneurs and to increase awareness of SBA’s programs and services for transitioning military service members, veterans and their spouses,” said Titone. “With our partners, we are working to empower the next greatest generation of veteran small “business owners to build on the outstanding successes of the generations that came before them.”
In addition to local events, like Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurs, the SBA encourages veteran business owners to share their small business success stories and are asking local communities to demonstrate appreciation for veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners by joining the NVSBW conversation using the #MyVetBiz hashtag.