VBOC - Veterans small business forum 11/9/2018NASHVILLE, Tenn. – This week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicks off National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW) 2018, highlighting the different facets of the veteran business community.

“National Veterans Small Business Week is another opportunity for us to not only highlight the success of our nation’s 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses, but to also recognize the areas where there is still work to be done,” said LaTanya Channel, SBA Tennessee Director. “Entrepreneurship is not a solo mission. I’m proud to be a part of a network that serves the needs of our veteran and military business owners.”

There are events occurring throughout the nation during NVSBW, hosted by SBA district offices, resource partners, and other local community organizations. This year’s theme, Our #VetBiz Community, highlights the various facets of the veteran business community, ranging from the prospective or existing veteran and military business owner to the educational institution providing entrepreneurial training.

On November 9, 2018, the SBA Tennessee District Office will hold a Veterans Small Business Forum at Dyersburg State Community College’s Jimmy Naifeh Center, 3149 Hwy 51 South Covington, TN 38019.


This event will feature officials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC), and the Women’s Business Center (WBC).  Come learn about SBA and USDA loan programs as well as the programs and services of SBDC, WBC, VBOC and others to assist veteran entrepreneurs in starting, operating, maintaining, or expanding a small business.

For more information and to register, visit www.sba.gov/TN or  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/national-veterans-small-business-seminar-tickets-51522676713

The SBA encourages veterans, service members, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses to share what their veteran business communities look like by using #VetBiz, joining the SBA and local stakeholders in the ongoing online conversation.

For more information about NVSBW, including events and ways to get involved, visit www.sba.gov/vetbiz. For more information on the resources available for veteran entrepreneurs, visit www.sba.gov/veterans.


About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov/tn and follow us at @SBA_Tennessee.