Big Sky Economic Development News

National Veterans Small Business Week

Oct 27, 2020

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 2020 will take place on November 2-6, 2020. As always, the goal is to raise awareness of veteran small business ownership and encourage communities to support their veteran- and military-owned businesses. This year offers an important opportunity to support our veteran and military small business community as they adapt, pivot, and face hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

National Veterans Small Business Week Events


Montana Startup Roadmap – November 2nd

Are you a Montana Veteran, Military Spouse, or transitioning service member looking to start your own business? Join us for this Pre-Biz Workshop! Designed for individuals who would like to start their own business, this is a great overview of things to know about start-up costs, financing options, and business planning. A wealth of information and resources are provided free of charge!

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Wyoming Boots to Business Virtual Reboot – November 4th

Are you a Wyoming veteran, National Guard & Reserve Member, or military spouse interested in small business ownership? The “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.

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Utah Virtual Resource Fair – November 5th 

For Utah veterans, active duty/National Guard/Reserve service members and military spouses! Join the SBA Utah District office, Veterans Business Outreach Center and Utah Veterans Business Resource Center for this opportunity to connect with resources right here in Utah to take your business to new heights. During three breakout sessions you’ll learn about exporting and international trade, government contracting, financing options for your small business, social media marketing and local resources available for your small business.

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Wyoming Virtual Conversation – November 6th

In partnership with the SBA’s Wyoming District Office, Wyoming National Guard Personal Financial Counselor program, and the Veterans Business Outreach Center, join this online conversation to connect you with resources to start and grow your small business. For any Wyoming National Guard/Reserve component service member, active duty service member, veteran or military spouse interested in small business ownership.

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Virtual Bunker Brews: Montana Veterans Small Business Week

Join us in partnership with Big Sky Veterans Business Outreach Center and Montana Joining Community Forces to explore the wealth of resources in Montana available for military connected entrepreneurs.
Along with community participants like you, you will be joined by military-connected entrepreneurs, advisors, community partners, and local employee resource groups.
This event is part of Bunker Brews, a monthly meetup (virtual for the time being) where the Bunker Labs community, including veterans, military spouses, and civilians, comes together to network with subject matter experts, investors, thought leaders, and more in an environment focused on growth and development.