The Eastern Pennsylvania (aka Philadelphia) District of the Small Business Administration seems to be improving its veterans outreach into the Lehigh Valley and nearby these days. Late last year they did something with CACLV, an odd acquaintance. Hopefully, we will continue to see more of the types of efforts shown below. It has been said 40 percent of all military servicemembers upon discharge wish to start their own businesses (or work for themselves). The statistic is questionable, but there are certainly enough veterans in this third largest metropolitan statistical area of the commonwealth with the aptitude, perseverance and seriousness required to start their own business, if they only knew how.
In the coming weeks, two events are planned — one in Doylestown on 23 April concerning how to contract with federal government, primarily; and another in Allentown on 25 April on the topic of SBA veterans benefits (e.g. lending). Click on the flyers to learn more and to register.
For more information about the SBA and its programs, contact Shannon R. Degiglio, Lender Relations & Economic Development Specialist, at tel: 610-382-3082 or email: Shannon.Degiglio@sba.gov.
As of 7 April 2015