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SBA Veterans Small Business Advisory Committees to Host Virtual Public Meetings

WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the voice in President Biden’s Cabinet for America’s 33 million small businesses, announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development and the SBA Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs (ACVBA) will hold their next set of public meetings on December 6 and 7.These public meetings allow a space for business owners, committee members, and advocates to collaborate on ways to help America’s veteran-owned small businesses thrive and give them access to the necessary tools and resources to grow.Wednesday, Dec. 6  Interagency Task Force (IATF) on Veterans Small Business Development Meeting  Who:     Timothy Green, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business               Development  IATF members: Departments of Veterans Affairs, Treasury, Defense and Labor; U.S.General Services Administration; Office of Management and Budget; North CarolinaMilitary Business Center; American Legion; VET-Force; National Veteran SmallBusiness Coalition.  When1-3 p.m. ET  How:   Participants may join at this link: Participants may also join by phone at 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 564 607 216#. Thursday, Dec. 7 Advisory Committee on Veterans Business Affairs Meeting  Who:    Administrator Isabel Casillas Guzman Opening RemarksTimothy Green, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Veterans Business              Development  Robert Bailey, ACVBA chairperson, Veteran small business owner Department of Veterans Affairs: small business update Madison Services Group: legislative updates ACVBA committee members (list When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. ET  How:   Public participants may join at this link: Public participants may also join by phone at 206-413-7980 and enter the Conference ID: 905 930 636# Public comments and questions are strongly encouraged to be submitted in advance via email by Dec. 4 to For technical support, please visit the Microsoft Teams support page. Meeting minutes will be available after both meetings at under the "Federal Advisory Committees" section.   About the U.S. Small Business Administration The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit  

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