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 VETERAN SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES

 

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There are many organizations dedicated to advancing veteran owned businesses.  Below is a list of those organizations.  Use them to gain access to information and resources that will enhance your business.
 

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Alfred State College (NY)

Offers a week long "Business Boot Camp" for veterans.  The website states that it is for Disabled Vets however they offer the course to all veterans. For additional information you can call (607)587-4015 or write to ccet@alfredstate.edu.

Arkansas Veteran Resource

Arkansas website that provides information on Arkansas resources for veteran owned businesses.  Offers free training, business plan development, etc.

Bunker Labs Provides education, mentoring and funding assistance to Veteran Entrepreneurs.
 Buy Veteran

Buy Veteran is an organization that seeks to promote veteran owned businesses to the rest of America.  The encourage the public to support veteran owned businesses.  You can list your business in their directory for free.

Coalition for Veteran Owned Business CVOB connects veteran entrepreneurs with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.
EZ8A

Ez8a is a Service Disabled Owned business that provides SDV certification preparation and submission services.

Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities This site provides a list of colleges and universities that run startup bootcamp courses for Service Disabled Veterans.
Facts About Veteran Entrepreneurship According to the most recent data, there is about one veteran-owned firm for every ten veterans, and veteran-owned firms employ 5.8 million individuals
Mentor Protege Program

This is a program run by the VA that team up Veteran Owned Businesses with another organization to get mentoring in the contracting process. It's a good way to learn about the contracting process. 

National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA)

Works with government and businesses to create opportunities for veteran owned businesses.  Provides news and resources for veteran owned businesses.  Provides access to contracting opportunities through RFP database listing.  Check out the "State Tracker".

Navy Federal Credit Union Provides a range of services to military veteran entrepreneurs to help them launch their small business.
North East Veteran Resource Center  This is a non-profit organization with a mission to train, mentor, and assist returning military, National Guard and Reserve members, in addition to our nation's veterans as they start and grow small businesses. The majority of our client base includes minority veterans and our programs specifically address American Wounded Warriors and Disabled veterans.
Operation Boots to Business The goal of TAP is to strengthen service members’ transition from military to civilian life and to prepare them for success in the next phase of their life.
PeopleFund PeopleVET is an educational program specifically designed to support veteran entrepreneurs, active duty military, national guard and reserves, and military spouses. They also offer capital you need to build your business today.
SBA Veteran Business Program The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business. The SBA has sixteen organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).
SBA Veteran Resource

The Small Business Administration site for Veteran owned businesses.  Provides information on contracting and financing for Veteran owned businesses.

SCORE for Veterans Provides assistance to veterans starting businesses.  Have offices throughout the country.
SELF MADE SELF MADe provides a list of resources for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs.
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Council (SDVOSBC)

The SDVOSBC advocates on behalf of veteran owned businesses at the Federal, State and local levels and large and mid size businesses.

Startup Veterans VetStart is designed to provide answers and direction for veterans and their spouses wanting to start a new business, strengthen and build capacity in an existing business, or invest in a franchise business opportunity. Program will cover resources available in the public and private sector, all the financing options and how to access, and other important topics such as certifications and procurement strategies.
St. Joseph University's Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) This is a three(3) phase program designed to help Veteran Entrepreneurs with disability succeed in business.  It consists of 30 day instructor-led, online training; Nine(9) day residency and twelve(12) months of support and mentoring.  Travel, housing and materials are provided at no cost.
The Jonas Project The Jonas Project is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Veteran entrepreneurs launch and grow their own businesses. Once accepted into The Jonas Project, Veterans are provided with a number of critical resources for the first two years of their business launch.
The Vets Group The VETS Group offers training in Federal Procurement, Small Business Development; education in Financial Literacy, Credit Repair and Identity Theft.
The Veterans Blog The Veterans Blog provides information critical to Veterans.  It is worth checking out on a regular basis.
USDA SDVO Small Biz Program The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is aggressively working to increase its use of Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) in fulfilling our contract needs and to support those men and women to whom we owe so much
University of Okalhoma (Stillwater)

Offers a "Business Boot Camp" for disabled veterans.  Offers a an 8 day program on campus in Stillwater, OK in February and a Self-Study session in December.

V-Wise V-WISE enables women Veterans to find their passion and to learn the business-savvy skills to turn their ideas or businesses into a growth ventures.
VA Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business utilization Provides links to portals and learning resources.
Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs (MV2E) Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs (MV2E) is an IDVA and CMS jointly-led initiative (originally launched in June 2012) that brings together pertinent government agencies, educational institutions, trade associations, business sector experts, and employers to educate returning servicemembers and veterans regarding resources and advancement opportunities available to veteran-owned businesses.
Ventures for Veterans Ventures for Veterans offers military veterans a unique range of strategic services designed to help them become successful entrepreneurs.
VetBiz.gov

Department of Veteran Affairs website for Veteran Small Businesses.  Provides information on doing business with the VA.

Vet Biz Central Vet Biz Central list veteran business events in different states.
Veteranscorp Facilitate collaborations between veteran-owned small businesses, providing a gateway for entrepreneurs to access resources, programs, funding and more.
Vet Biz Ohio Provides information on Ohio state veteran business resources
Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart Program The Veterans Entrepreneurial Jumpstart (VEJ) program is designed specifically to provide the tools, education and mentorship necessary to allow disabled veterans to start their own businesses. We offer the latest training in business and entrepreneurship, utilizing the breadth of experience available through the renowned Haub School of Business as well as industry practitioners.
Veteran Business Fund (VBF) An organization that receives funding from donors to support veteran owned businesses.  It provides supplemental funding and access to financing.
Veteran Information Pages (VIP) Database

Veteran Owned Businesses and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses must be certified before they can be listed in the VIP Database.  Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE).  All VA Contracting Officers must use it. Contracting Officers from other agencies may use it, although they are not required to do so and they also cannot require that a firm be verified before awarding a non-VA contract.

Veteran Means Business This is an Oregan based organization dedicated to helping veteran owned businesses in Oregon.
VETNET The VetNet Entrepreneur Track helps transitioning veterans get the education and information they need to start their own businesses with skill sets and ideas they already have. It gives veterans access to workshops and college-level business courses.
Veteran Owned  Business.com

The VeteranOwnedBusinesses.com provides a directory listing for Veteran owned businesses, news and links to other resources.

Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA)

Your non-profit veteran business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners.

Veteran Journal

An online magazine that provides news and information for veteran owned businesses.

Ventrepreneur Magazine

Educates veteran-owned businesses on how to obtain corporate business and government contracts.  The magazine is published 10 times annually and the e-Newsletter is published weekly.

Women Veteran Business Center

A Non-profit organization with the mission to educate and empower Women Veterans to start and grow their own businesses.  Women Veteran Biz Center offers "Business Boot Camps" for women veteran owned businesses.  They charge $10-$25 per course. 

WSU Online MBA See a list of business resources and resources for entrepreneurs with a disability.

 

 

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