Oct 06 2017

SBA VT Newsletter Oct. 5

SBA VT Newsletter Oct. 5


Attend VT Veteran Small Biz Event Oct. 31

The Small Business Administration is hosting a free small business event for Veterans from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Center for Women & Enterprise, 431 Pine St. Suite 101, in Burlington, Vt.

With more than 21 million veterans in America and more than 250,000 service members transitioning from the military annually, the SBA is focused on ensuring they have access to the capital, business counseling, and contracting assistance needed to start and grow successful businesses.

Each year, along with the Veteran Business Outreach Center and Center for Women & Enterprise, the SBA highlights Veteran entrepreneurship during National Veterans Small Business Week.

Registration and networking is at 8:30 a.m. EST.

The first workshop, Is Entrepreneurship Right For You?, begins at 9 a.m. and covers the common traits and characteristics of entrepreneurs as well as identifying the risks and rewards of self-employment.

Congressman Peter Welch addresses the audience at 10 a.m. to explain about the various federal benefits, resources and services available to Veterans and their family members.

Financing a Veteran-Owned Business workshop is at 10:30 a.m. It features a panel of lenders to discuss the various loan programs and opportunities available to assist Veteran small business owners.

Doing Business With the Government workshop is at 11:30 a.m. and includes a presentation and Q&A with government procurement specialists to discuss contracting opportunities for veteran-owned and service disabled veteran-owned small businesses.

Lunch is provided at 12:30 p.m. followed by one-on-one small business counseling.

To register click here. For more information, call 802-828-4422 Ext. 215 or email daniel.monahan@sba.gov.

Financing A Business Webinar Oct. 10

Learn how an SBA loan can benefit your business including lender requirements for loan approval during a free virtual loan clinic webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. EST Oct. 10. A second virtual loan clinic will be held from noon to 1 p.m. EST.

To join the webinar, log onto http://www.connectmeeting.att.com and use the meeting number 8888449904 and the code 7013799. 

Participants are encouraged to access the webinar five minutes prior to the start time. 

To access the conference call, dial toll free 1-888-844-9904, when prompted enter the access code of 7013799.

For more information, email vallerie.hamel@sba.gov.