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VetBiz is part of a large entrepreneurial network. Use the information below to connect to other resources. Ready to talk to a counselor? Click 'Request Cosultation" request our serviceses. Our goal is to get you to the right resource(s) to help you achieve your goal. We are dedicated to helping you get it right.

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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. 

  1. Go to Visit google.com/business. Sign into Google or create a new account.
  2. Enter your business information. 
  3. Once you create your page, Open the info tab in the Business Profile Manager
  4. Click on the Attributes section
  5.  Scroll to the Highlights section
  6. Select the ‘Veteran-Led’ attribute. (You can select more than one attribute.)
  7.  Click ‘Apply’ and you’re all set
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National Resource Programs

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative

This program links learning to action. Through the program, participants will gain practical skills in topics such as negotiation, marketing, and employee management that can immediately be put into action. 

V-WISE

V-WISE is open to all women veterans, active-duty female service members, and female partners/spouses of active service members and veterans who share the goal of launching and growing a sustainable business venture. Minimal cost involved.

Patriot Boot Camp

This three-day event is designed to engage, inspire, and mentor Veterans and their spouses, to help them start, innovate, and scale the next generation of technology-focused businesses. 

SourceLink

This seven-week program is designed and facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs who are also veterans, exclusively for veterans of all branches. 

Our Resource Partners

Many people find a combination of resources helpful.  Check out local resources to connect with the resource partner in your state.  

Secretary of State

Your local Secretary of State provides state-specific information on starting businesses in your state and registering your business in the state.

PTAC

Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC) help with government contracting information.

 

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Score

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.

SourceLink

State SourceLinks connect entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to the local resources they need to start and grow businesses better and faster

Local Resources

Find resource in your area. 

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Funding Opportunities

Hivers and Strivers

Open Enrollment

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

Open Enrollment

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

Rolling Application

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. 

Military Spouse Scholarships

Rolling Application

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. 

SBA Resources

Since 1953, the SBA has worked to ignite change and spark action so small businesses can confidently start, grow, expand, or recover.

F.A.Qs

Did we answer your question? Send us a message on Facebook Messenger or contact us

  1. Click one of the ‘Request Consultation’ buttons located throughout the website.
  2. Complete our online application. (Be sure to register with the email address you want us to use to contact you.) 
  3. 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 
  4. You will be emailed a link to schedule your assessment call with one of our intake counselors. 
  5. 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!  

Holiday Schedule

Happy Holidays, due to the high demand for our services, VetBiz is currently at capacity for 'New Client Consultation'. 

Prospective 'New Clients' are welcome to submit applications now and can schedule a formal consultation after January 9, 2023.

 

In the meantime please check out: Resources or Frequently Asked Questions 

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