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What better way to spend Veterans Day than by helping veteran entrepreneurs and business owners? Dun & Bradstreet spent this year’s Veterans Day hosting an online panel, with members from the Small Business Administration and successful veteran entrepreneurs. The panel sought to help veteran business owners find training and resources, information on contracts and loans and much more.

The hour-long panel discussion highlighted several resources for veteran entrepreneurs and answered many of the attendees personal business questions.

The panel included:

  • Barb Carson – SBA Acting Associate Administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development
  • Craig Heilman – Director of Veterans Programs in the SBA
  • Mike Phipps – Chairman of the SBA’s Veteran Small Business Affairs Advisory Committee
  • Justin Constantine – Wounded Warrior, Inspirational Speaker, Veteran Advocate
  • Scott Davidson – CEO of Vets GSA, Co-Founder of Veteran Success Resource Group

Lots of great questions were answered by the panel, including:

  • What are some of the characteristics and approaches used by veteran entrepreneurs who have successfully leveraged their status to start & grow a business?
  • Are there grant programs available to veteran entrepreneurs?
  • What is the best way for a veteran entrepreneur to pursue government contracts?
  • If you were coming out of the military today and wanted to start your own business, where would you start?

View the resources mentioned by the panel by visiting the D&B SupplierEdge Community on LinkedIn.

Download a podcast of the panel if you weren’t able to attend the live event!

Or listen to the recording on SoundCloud below:

Additional Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Training and Resources:

Access to Capital:

You can also check out past online events Dun & Bradstreet has hosted on SupplierEdge. And don’t forget to follow @SupplierEdge and @DnBUS on Twitter!