Next week, the Small Business Administration will be holding its annual National Veterans Small Business Week observance. From an SBA blog post:”National Veterans Small Business Week honors those veteran entrepreneurs who continue to serve our country by creating jobs and fueling economic growth…Administration will be hosting events all across the country that celebrate and support current and future veteran business owners.”As a Veteran-Owned Small Business ourselves, Technical Assent is happy to pass along this link to the SBA’s long list of special events next week that take place across the country. Be sure to also check out the SBA’s Business Week page which contains a wealth of links to resources for veteran businesses.
From the SBA:”Small businesses are critical to our nation’s economy. There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, accounting for 99.7 percent of all U.S. employer firms and over half of the country’s private-sector workforce. With the drive and leadership skills necessary to start and grow a business, it is not surprising that veterans are an integral part of America’s small business landscape. 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. As more than 1 million active service men and women transition back into civilian life in the coming months and years, veteran business owners will continue to serve our nation by playing a critical role in creating and sustaining economic opportunities for the entire nation.”