National Veterans Small Business Week Events
Daily Webcasts November 2nd-5th
Sponsored by Union Bank
Learn from your peers! Veteran business coaches will share actionable insights gained from business owners like you. We will reveal trends and statistics affecting all veteran-owned businesses right now. Hear from fellow veteran-owned businesses on their challenges and successes in starting, running, and growing their businesses. Get a chance to win a mini-grant just for attending.
We value your time, so we will be delivering this week-long content in a succinct format over four 1.5 hour sessions. Register ahead to gain access to this online-only event!
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Each day a new topic and a veteran-owned business will be featured in a live virtual event that you can attend from a phone, computer, tablet, or Zoom-enabled streaming device. Bring your questions about business ownership during unprecedented times, special considerations for veterans, and more. Plus, have a chance at winning a mini-grant by attending all 4 sessions!
Win a Mini-Grant!
We are giving away 3 - $500 mini-grants on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, plus a $1000 grant on Thursday, through sponsorship from Union Bank. Come join us for one, two, three or all of the events listed in the week’s calendar of events below. We encourage attendance at all sessions to increase your odds of winning the $1000.00 grant on Thursday, November 5th.
- Must be an existing, veteran-owned business in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon or Washington.
- Must be able to prove existing business upon award by showing w-9 and DD214.
- The owner must be present at the official start time of the day’s webinar and remain through the time of the random drawing.
- Each day’s attendee is awarded one chance to win per day. All attendees who do not win a mini-grant on Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday are afforded one additional chance to win the $1000 grant on Thursday.
- A business can only win one cash prize in any amount.
Register using the "Get Tickets" button above to attend!
Starting a Catering Business
Heather Chitty of Madres Kitchen, Lilian Ryland of Naija Buka, Christian Morales of Ventures Nonprofit, Kerrie Carbary of Food Innovation Network
Packaging and Labeling for Retail
Dani Cone of Cone & Steiner, Dylan Randolph of Bonnie B’s Peppers, Harley Soltes of Bow Hill Blueberries
General overview of things to consider with packaging and labeling your products from a entrepreneur’s perspective (i.e. lessons learned, things to consider, options, etc.). A buyer will provide perspective on key things they look for in terms of packaging and labeling when evaluating a product for a store.
Exploring Sales Channels (Farmers Markets, Food Trucks, Pop-Ups, and More)
Dani Cone of Cone & Steiner, Devra Gartenstein of Patty Pan Cooperative, Jan Parker of Jan Parker Cookery, Sam Greene of Ahab Shipping/Little Rae’s Bakery
Sourcing Regional Produce
Heather Chitty of Madres Kitchen, Sam Kielty of Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets
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