Opportunities & Obstacles for Veteran Businesses

Opportunities & Obstacles for Veteran Businesses
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November 8, 2018
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

SBA Education & Training Center

Nearly one in 10 small businesses nationwide are veteran-owned. Collectively, these 2.5 million small businesses employ almost 6 million Americans and generate more than $1 trillion in annual receipts.

When considering the management and leadership skills veterans develop while on active and reserve duty, it’s no wonder we see so many choose the path of small business ownership.

The SBA and its partner the Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) want to help you connect with government resources to start or grow your vet biz.

Please note the following event is available in-person only:


10 a.m. – 12 p.m.. : Opportunities & Obstacles for Washington Veteran-Owned Small Business

This SBA-led seminar is open to all Veteran Owned (VOSB) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) in the Seattle- Tacoma area. During this session we will:


  • Orient firms on opportunities & requirements of Federal contracts • Provide an overview of Federal, State, & local certification programs • Review Federal FY2019 set aside opportunities • Discuss available partner resources and assistance • Forecasts requirements, budgets and opportunities with guest contracting personnel


12 – 1:30 p.m. Networking lunch

Come meet and mingle with other veteran, military spouse, national guard, and reservist entrepreneurs! In the room will also be local resources. Lunch included RSVP required.


1:30 – 3:00 p.m. Meet the Experts – Veteran Edition!

VBOC is hosting an expert round table session. In attendance will be a local business lawyer, marketing specialist, insurance agent, and banker. Come get your questions answered, network, and take the next step to advancing your venture.


Register Here


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