National Veterans Small Business Week begins November 1.

The New Jersey State Veterans Chamber of Commerce and its partners will be conducting several online programs for veterans and military spouses from November 1 - 8.  Events include webinars and virtual meetups with procurement professionals.  Read more and register here.  Check out the Chamber here.

Other resources available to help Veterans start and manage their businesses and find jobs:

SCORE is dedicated to helping Veteran entrepreneurs translate military skills into business success. SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Their network of more than 10,000 mentors can meet with you via phone, video, or email to answer your business questions and guide you through start-up or growth planning. Some of the mentors also served in the military. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them, too. They can help you navigate available services, funding opportunities, government contracts, and more. With your tenacity and the knowledge of the SCORE mentors, your business can thrive and grow. Take advantage of the resources available to create the best business strategies for you.

Check out resources created especially for Veteran business owners in Meta’s Military and Veterans Hub The Hub provides resources and digital skills training, spotlights veteran-owned small business success stories, and offers additional resources for networking and finding jobs

The NJ Department of Labor offers Veteran Services. Veterans receive first priority referral to all job and training opportunities for which they qualify.  DOL staff specialists help veterans find suitable jobs and opportunities, as well as:enroll in free job search workshops, develop a resume, learn about career training programs, and get help understanding the array of benefits available through the Veterans Administration and state and local government agencies.  Request Assistance Here

The Small Business Administration Office of Veterans Business Development offers many resources. 

Assistance is available for Veteran-owned businesses to obtain government contracts. 

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and military spouses.