Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC-10) announced today that he will cosponsor a business development workshop for veterans and service-disabled veterans on Friday September 20 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. The workshop will take place at Appalachian State University's North Carolina Center for Engineering Technologies, located at 1990 Main Avenue SE in Hickory and is free to all attendees.
This event will be cosponsored by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and will educate attendees on government programs available for veterans and service-disabled veterans who own their own businesses or are interested in starting a business. Attendees will learn about the Veterans Affairs verification process and specific programs available to veterans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) such as HUBZone and WOSB. Specialists from the SBTDC and SBA will be on hand to conduct the programs.
Veterans will learn about financing options, exporting options and other business development resources available to them. Officials from the state government will be on hand to discuss contracting programs available through the state of North Carolina. An official from Catawba County will also be present to discuss local contracting opportunities.
“This workshop is a great opportunity for the veterans of Western North Carolina to learn about resources available to them as they start and expand their small businesses. Our nation's veterans have made tremendous sacrifices in defense of this country and I am committed to assisting them in any way I can," Congressman McHenry said.
A flyer for the workshop can be found here.