About National Veterans Small Business Week:
President Obama will declare 3-7 November as National Veterans Small Business Week in a Presidential Message.
The SBA Administrator and senior SBA leaders will host veteran small business events and across the country.
SBA District Offices and Resource Partners around the country will hold local events including Boots to Business: Reboot classes, media events and veteran round table discussions.
ABC’s Emmy Award winning business-themed show, Shark Tank, will be hosting a veteran-themed episode during National Veterans Small Business Week. Veteran entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses ideas to the Sharks, tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons in hopes of securing a business deal and investment.
About Veteran Entrepreneurs:
Veterans Small Business Week provides an opportunity to reach out to our veteran entrepreneurs to share SBA programs, connect them with local resources, and to highlight the economic impact and vitality of veteran entrepreneurs.
As small business owners, veteran entrepreneurs continue to serve our country by creating jobs and spurring economic growth. They possess the skills, discipline, and leadership necessary to kick start and operate successful businesses.
With more than 21 million veterans in America and more than 250,000 service members transitioning from the military annually, SBA is focused on ensuring that they have access to the capital, counseling, and contracting needed to start and grow successful businesses.
Veteran entrepreneurs are responsible for nearly one out of every 10 small businesses; they generate over 1.2 trillion dollars in receipts every year, and employ nearly 6 million workers.
As more than a million service men and women end their military careers over the next five years and transition back to civilian life, veteran business owners will play a critical role in creating economic opportunities for the entire nation.
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