Big Sky Economic Development News

National Veterans Small Business Week | November 1 – 5, 2021

Oct 18, 2021

National Veterans Small Business Week | November 1st – 5th, 2021

“The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers service member (including National Guard and Reserve), veteran, and military spouse entrepreneurs and business owners – past, present, and future – during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW). NVSBW 2021 will take place on November 1-5, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, events will take place virtually or in-person, depending on state and local guidelines, but the goal of NVSBW remains the same – to raise awareness of veteran small business ownership and encourage communities to support their veteran- and military-owned businesses. This year, we will focus on celebrating the strength and resilience of the veteran and military small business community as they continue to adapt, pivot, and overcome the economic hardships from the last 18 months. The SBA and its partners will work to connect these small business owners to resources that will help them not only start or grow a business but also continue to navigate this uncertain time.”


MONTANA

National Veterans Small Business Week – Montana Resources Virtual Conversation (virtual) | Thursday, November 4th | 2:00 pm MDT

Are you a Montana veteran, current service member or military spouse interested in small business ownership? This event in celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week introduces you to the resources specifically available to you right here in Montana as you look to start or grow your business. In addition, you’ll get to connect and ask questions of a panel of successful Montana veteran business owners from across our state. In celebration of National Veterans Small Business Week, this virtual training is sponsored by the Big Sky Veterans Business Outreach Center, Montana Small Business Administration, Montana Small Business Development Center, Womens’ Business Center, and Bunker Labs – Bozeman. #NVSBW

REGISTER HERE.


WYOMING

National Veterans Small Business Week – Wyoming Boots to Business Reboot (virtual) | Friday, November 5th | 9:00 am MDT

Are you a Wyoming veteran, National Guard & Reserve Member, or military spouse interested in small business ownership? In celebration of National Veterans Small Business week, this “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This one-day virtual program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors.

REGISTER HERE.


UTAH

National Veterans Small Business Week – UNITE Conference | Tuesday, November 2nd | 9:00 am – 2:00 pm MDT

Build comradery with other veterans in the community. Meet and support local veteran-owned small businesses. Learn of veteran and business resources and opportunities that are available to you. Keynote-Building Your A-Team Colonel Colby Jenkins Fonner U.S. Anny Special Forces Green Beret and Director of Operations at Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit Local Veteran Owned Business Panel LUNCH & RESOURCE FAIR AT NOON.

REGISTER HERE.

Utah Boots to Business Three-Part Series (virtual) | November 3rd, 10th, 17th | 4:00 – 6:30 pm MDT

Are you a Utah veteran, National Guard & Reserve Member, or military spouse interested in small business ownership? To celebrate National Veterans Small Business Week, this “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” course is the foundational piece of Boots to Business (B2B). Participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. This course includes three sessions, starting on Wednesday, November 3rd (see agenda below)

Nov. 3rd 4:00-6:30:
1. Intro to Business Ownership
2. Basics of Opportunity Recognition
3. Understanding Markets & Your Competitive Space

Nov. 10th 4:00-6:30:
4. The Economics of Small Business Startup
5. Legal Considerations

Nov. 17th 4:00-6:30:
6. Financing Your Venture
7. Introduction to Business Planning and
8. Resources to Support Your Efforts in Utah

This virtual program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA’s Utah District Office, Utah Veterans Business Resource Center, Big Sky Veterans Business Outreach Center and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. After completion of the course, participants can elect to further their study through the B2B Revenue Readiness online course, delivered through a partnership with Mississippi State University (MSU). Participants are also encouraged to register for the Utah VBRC’s upcoming Veteran Everyday Entrepreneur Program and to take advantage of the many resources and services offered by the SBA and its partner network.

REGISTER HERE.


Questions? Email dustin@bigskyeda.org.

To see all of the National Veterans Small Business Week events, visit: www.sba.gov/national-veterans-small-business-week