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Who can we help?

  • Active Duty Personnel transitioning to civilian life
  • Reserve and National Guard members, both pre- and post-deployment
  • Honorably discharged Veterans who are self-employment ready
  • Veterans with existing businesses and Veterans preparing for self-employment


How can we help?

We can assist in the following areas:

And we won't leave you alone as your business grows. Our team members, counselors, and Board of Directors bring a wealth of connections, knowledge, training, qualifications, and mentoring acumen and capabilities.

Feel free to review our site for information as it is constantly changing. Sign up to receive updates and status on training programs. Contact us with any questions.



Join us for Small Business Week, May 7, 2014 Meet and Greet 1pm VBRC Office

The VBRC wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support for Small Business Week 2013



Veterans Helping Veterans in Business

Our mission is to assist veterans and former service members that want to launch, grow, or sell a their businesses.  We provide counseling, mentoring, resources, and education for those seeking the next level of achievement.  

Our goals are to honor the men and women who have served our country and to assist them in their entrepreneurial endeavors. 

We are Veterans Helping Veterans in Business.

Success Stories

The following is a collection of success stories and videos by some of our clients and others that have been helped by the VBRC.

Patriot Commercial Cleaning

Cleaning for a Cause

Patriot Commercial Cleaning

After Sgt. Tim Smith of St. Louis ended his Army service in 2007 he struggled, like many newly transitioned Veterans, to find a job.

So he took advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and enrolled in college. Smith went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. While he was taking classes for his master’s, he developed the social service business idea for a commercial cleaning company that hired Veterans. While they earned, they could also learn by taking classes during the day and cleaning at night.

Continue reading more about Patriot Commercial Cleaning's Success Story...

Other Success Stories...

Opportunity Profile

Dollar Store provides a sound opportunity for veterans.


All States

  • Looking for funding for your business idea?  Deadline for Arch Grants is Feb. 22nd. Your small business has the chance to win $50,000.
St. Louis Metropolitan Community
  • Take the Metro East Start Up Challenge and potentially win $10,000 for your small business.
Kansas City Community
  • If you are a student Veteran attending Johnson County Community College check out the First National Bank Business Plan Competition.

Iowa Community

  • Veteran students in Iowa interested in small business check out the 2014 Pappa John New Venture Business Plan competition.

Omaha Metropolitan Community

  • Veterans in Nebraska:  Check out the VASP at the University of Nebraska - Omaha.  March 7 Veterans Business Network.  

Corporate Entrepreneurship Opportunities