Digital Resources For Veteran Entrepreneurs
Build Your Business Using Google Tools
Check out the video below. Learn how to get your veteran-owned small business listed on Google Search and Maps.
Watch Google’s Quick Help Playlist for short video tutorials to help grow your business using Google tools.
Get Recognized As Veteran Owned On Google
In order to add the Identifies as Veteran-owned attribute,
you’ll first need to create and verify a Google Business Account.
- Go to Visit google.com/business. Sign into Google or create a new account.
- Enter your business information.
- Once you create your page, Open the info tab in the Business Profile Manager
- Click on the Attributes section
- Scroll to the Highlights section
- Select the ‘Veteran-Led’ attribute. (You can select more than one attribute.)
- Click ‘Apply’ and you’re all set
National Resource Programs
Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) help with government contracting information.
Small Business Development Center
Small Business Development Centers provide counseling and training to small businesses including working with the SBA to develop and provide informational tools to support business start-ups and existing business expansion.
SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. With the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964.
State SourceLinks connect entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to the local resources they need to start and grow businesses better and faster
Links to resources in your area.
Hivers and Strivers
Hivers and Strivers is an Angel Investment Group focusing on early stage investments to support start-up companies founded and run by graduates of the U.S. Military Academies.
Military Reservist Loan
If you have an essential employee who is a military reservist called to active duty, SBA provides loans to help eligible small businesses with operating expenses.
Military Spouse Scholarships
Scholarship funds on average are $1,000 and can be used towards degrees, certifications, licensure, clinical supervision for mental health licensure, CEUs, business expenses and more! Any spouse eligible to hold a valid military ID is eligible.
Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.
- Click one of the ‘Request Consultation’ buttons located throughout the website.
- Complete our online application. (Be sure to register with the email address you want us to use to contact you.)
- You will receive an email confirmation. In this email there will be two links for you to complete registration.
- Complete your Business Idea Quiz or submit your completed business plan.
- Complete the Cultural Index Survey
- You will be emailed a link to schedule your assessment call with one of our intake counselors.
- Our team will assess your needs and help you find the right resources to build your business.
While we appreciate you stopping by our site, you have reached the wrong VETBIZ. You wanted VETBIZ.GOV which is now located at https://vetbiz.va.gov/vip/ (click here and we will get you back to the right spot.) If you find that site confusing or need more assistance, come on back and register for counseling. We are only too happy to help.
Well, that is the $64,000 question. No really, it’s $64,000! The answer is “it depends.” The current Executive Director of the VBRC is an Army Veteran. Her rule is Army is no cost. Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard pay in small, shiny trinkets that are really expensive and hard to come by. Navy (since she is mad that they keep beating Army at football – sore subject we don’t speak on it) pays the going market rate for all services plus their first born child. The caveat is that child must be well-behaved. If not, you keep them we have enough challenges dealing with the Marine clients.
Wait, she says it is no cost for all who qualify for our services. There are adjusted fees for some classes and clients who need on-site consulting are charged at a sliding scale. You should inquire with the Administrator for more details.
Good, because we were not looking forward to taking on your kids.
The Boots to Business (B2B) program is a 2-day intensive course held on military post for transitioning military personnel and their families. Registration is completed through the Transition Assistance Program or Army Career Assistance Program through the Family Readiness Center on post.
If you are already a transitioned military member (i.e. Veteran) please contact your local post to see if you can attend. If not, there will be Reboot B2B happening in our region. The program will be open for all Veterans and family members. That schedule is here for across the country, Alaska, Hawaii, Guam & Puerto Rico.
Yes, we have several ways to help you make a decision about small business as a direction. You should register for one of our “How To” courses held each month.
Please visit our training section for a list of classes and times.
Wow you have opened a can of worms huh! We know. We know. The guy on the infomercial told you that there were government grants out there for you to get.
Ok, let’s think about this for a hot second. If there were free money out there, you would see the line from Mars! Business owners need to think about ‘free money’ or grants differently.
Our services are $275 per hour – you do not pay because someone else does. A QuickBook class can be $400 but we offer them for less than $20 to clients – you save $380 in your budget.
See! If you can get great information that would normally come from your budget then you are getting a ‘grant’.
Well yeah! We encourage you to bring business partners, family members, and investors with you to the consulting meetings. Basically, anyone that you still want to have a relationship with as you are starting this business should come.
The worst thing you can do is learn new information but your support system does not.
Any person who honorably served in the United States military all five branches (Of course we did not forget the Coast Guard) can receive our assistance.
We also help family members of those persons who are holding down the fort while their loved one is deployed. And we work with widows/widowers as needed.
Ready to Take Action?
Are you ready to grow your Veteran or Military Spouse owned business? Click the Request Consultation button below to register for assistance. Our team of small business advisors is dedicated to helping veterans and military family business owners build veteran businesses!