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National Veterans Small Business Week

The tenth annual National Veterans Small Business Week will be celebrated from October 30th through November 3rd. This year’s theme is “10 Years of Celebrating America’s #VetBiz and #MilSpouse Business Owners”. National Veterans Small Business Week honors the long-standing contributions of veteran and military-owned businesses to our nation’s economy.

Nearly one in ten small businesses across the United States are veteran owned. Veteran and military spouse small business owners are disciplined, resilient, and committed to serving our communities. They employ more than 5 million Americans and generate $1.3 trillion in total sales.

Entrepreneurial transitioning service members can access resources through the Transition Assistance Program, while veterans also have access to no-cost trainingthat the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) designed to help small business owners start, expand, or recover their businesses.

If you are interested in hiring veterans for your veteran-owned small business, reach out to a VETS regional veteran employment coordinator for assistance.


SBA celebrates and empowers service member, veteran, National Guard and Reserve member, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week (NVSBW).

SBA is celebrating America’s #VetBiz and #MilSpouse business owners during this year’s 10th annual NVBSW. Events hosted across the country by SBA and its extensive partner network highlight information about the resources available to veteran, service member, and military spouse entrepreneurs.

Discover transition assistance resources like Boots to Business or connect with your local Veterans Business Outreach Center to develop your business plan, receive marketing tips, and access government contracting opportunities.


Events are added to the list of National Veterans Small Business Week events taking place across the country. Look through our current offerings or check back for free webinars, in-person events, or training sessions to help you start, grow, expand, or recover your small business.

Social Media

Connect with us as we support #VetBiz and #MilSpouse business owners, celebrate the 10th year of NVSBW, and look back at SBA’s long history of supporting veterans and military families. Join the conversation on social media by following the Office of Veterans Business Development on XLinkedIn and Facebook and using the hashtag #NVSBW23.