Help available for veteran businesses during National Veterans Small Business Week

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On October 8, 2018

Veterans, their spouses and others in business who want to learn more about starting or growing a business are invited to attend the Veterans in Business seminar offered by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) at Missouri University of Science and Technology and the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) St. Louis District Office.

The Veterans in Business seminar will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Columbia College, 550 Blues Lake Parkway, Rolla, Mo. The seminar is $10, includes lunch and requires registration:

“Owning, operating and being successful as a business owner is no easy task,” says Travin Shelton, business development specialist with the SBTDC. “Nov. 5-9 is National Veterans Small Business Week, and this is a great opportunity for people to learn more about business best practices and business resources available.”

Attendees will hear personal stories from veteran business owners and learn about local resources, including the Small Business Administration, Veteran Business Resource Center and the Small Business and Technology Development Center at Missouri S&T. Much of the information is relevant to all small businesses, but the seminar also covers items of interest specific to veteran-owned small businesses. Although the event is focused on veterans, anyone may attend.

Missouri S&T’s SBTDC provides business counseling and assistance to aspiring entrepreneurs and small businesses in the areas of management, new business creation, business acquisition, business sales, marketing, financial analysis, human resources, operations management, succession planning and technology commercialization. Most services are provided at no cost. It is a University of Missouri Extension partner and part of the Missouri SBTDC statewide network, which is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

For more information about workshops, resources and programs offered by Missouri S&T’s SBTDC, visit

For more information, contact Travin Shelton, SBTDC business development specialist at sheltontt@mst.eduor 573-341-6272.

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