The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Invest In Veterans Week in July of 2019 to be observed March 1-7, annually. So what is National Invest In Veterans Week about and how can you help celebrate veteran business owners nationwide?

The History of National Invest In Veterans Week

Invest In Veterans Week was created to empower the public to invest in the veteran population through veteran-owned business sustainment, educational development, and mental health empowerment. Invest In Veterans Week was founded by National Football League veteran Drayton Florence and I in March 2017. With the celebration of National Invest In Veterans week, the award-winning veteran-owned technology company Tech From Vets launched the Invest In Veterans Week app. “The Invest In Veterans Week app puts veteran business owners in the driver’s seat of their enterprises. The innovative app brings military news, business development tips, and many other entrepreneurial resources to the fingertips of veteran entrepreneurs nationwide,” stated Lieutenant Colonel Rickey L. Pope, Army, USA, Retired. Through the Invest In Veterans Week app, veteran business owners can learn how to establish and grow their veteran-owned businesses with their innovative, easy to use, and feature-driven mobile and progressive web applications.

The Impact of Veteran Business Owners Economically

National Invest In Veterans Week is observed each year from March 1 through March 7. On this day, we honor aspiring and established veteran business owners and their contributions to the economy. According to the Small Business Administration, small business firms owned by veterans employed 5.03 million people, had an annual payroll of $195 billion and receipts of $1.14 trillion. Representing only 9.1 percent of all U.S. businesses, veterans have an unquestionable invaluable impact on economic ecosystems nationwide.

How To Observe National Invest In Veterans Week

Celebrate National Invest In Veterans Week by recognizing aspiring and established veteran entrepreneurs. Want to show your support for veteran business owners during Invest In Veterans Week? Consider the following tips:

*Promote Veteran-Owned Businesses on Social Media.
*Buy from Veteran-Owned Businesses.
*Host a workshop for aspiring veteran entrepreneurs.
*Nurture Veteran Startups (Grants, Fundraisers, Complientary B2B Services, Award-Ceremonies).
*Partner with a veteran-owned business.
*Host a gathering of Veteran-Owned Businesses.
*Mentor a veteran entrepreneur.
*Promote the Invest In Veterans app via social media.

Share your favorite veteran entrepreneur or veteran business on Social Media using #NationalInvestInVeteransWeek.

Whether utilizing the Invest In Veterans Week app or empowering veterans to start and grow their veterans enterprises, there are many ways to observe and celebrate National Invest In Veterans Week.