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Military to Main Street: Serving Veteran Entrepreneurship

The Committee on Small Business will hold a hybrid hearing titled: “Military to Main Street: Serving Veteran Entrepreneurship.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Participating members can also join remotely via Zoom.

Veterans often gain skills such as discipline, work ethic, and leadership throughout their military service that naturally translate to successful entrepreneurship and small business ownership. However, transitioning from military service to civilian life presents unique challenges for aspiring entrepreneurs. The purpose of the hearing will be to discuss the role of veteran entrepreneurs in the economy and how the Small Business Administration (SBA) supports their transition to civilian life.
To view a livestream of the hearing, click here

Hearing Notice

Hearing Memo


Dr. Michael Haynie
Executive Director of the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Mr. Brenton Peacock
Florida Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College 
Panama City, FL

Ms. Laurie Sayles
President & Chief Executive Officer
Civility Management Solutions
Greenbelt, MD
*Testifying on behalf of the Women Veterans Business Coalition
Mr. Joe Shamess
Founder & General Partner
Flintlock Capital
Great Falls, VA 

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