November 4, 2014
This Friday, as part of the first ever National Veterans Small Business Week, First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on an episode of Shark Tank that will feature the entrepreneurial ideas of military veterans. It is just the first in a series of events scheduled for this week and next that honors and provides resources and education to veteran entrepreneurs.
From Boots to Business entrepreneurship training at U.S. European Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, to a seminar on veterans’ access to capital held at Microsoft Corporation in Washington, D.C., National Veterans Small Business Week is connecting veteran entrepreneurs with workshops, resources, and training programs to launch and grow their businesses.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) district offices, in conjunction with its resource partners, will hold more than 100 events nationwide. These events include veteran training seminars, contract roundtables, and job fairs. For more information, please visit http://www.sba.gov/VetBizWeek.
Nearly one out of every 10 U.S. small businesses are owned and operated by veterans, generating more than $1.1 trillion in receipts each year and employing nearly 6 million workers in the process.