National Resource Programs

National Resource Programs are initiatives that provide resources, training, and support to small business owners to help them achieve their goals.

Goldman Sachs

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 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

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

Vet to CEO

Vet to CEO

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


Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans

The EBV program leverages the skills, resources, and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans.


The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP)

The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) offers 5 training programs for owners, principals, and C-level executives of service-disabled and veteran-owned small businesses to help them increase their ability to win government contracts and sustain growth.

Dog Tag Fellowship

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program

The Dog Tag Fellowship Program equips veterans, military spouses, and caregivers with the tools and education to build resilience, find renewed purpose, and forge a community beyond the military.

Hivers and Strivers

Hivers and Strivers Capital

Hiver and Strivers invest exclusively in veteran entrepreneurs. Their successful track record proves that veteran entrepreneurs can produce outsized returns. They are industry agnostic and finance veterans from all military branches.


SLUStart I-Corps

SLUStart I-Corps is a program managed by the Research Innovation Group in Saint Louis University's Office of the Vice President for Research. It is designed to help academic researchers, community inventors and innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs in the St. Louis region extend their focus beyond academia, the laboratory, and the workshop so that they create successful products and services that deliver real value.

Heroes to Hives

Heroes to Hives Program

Since 2015, the Heroes to Hives program has been leading the nation in training military veterans, National Guard members, Active Duty personnel, Reservists and their dependents in the art and science of beekeeping.

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Funding Opportunities

Funding opportunities refer to financial resources that are available to entrepreneurs to help them take their businesses to the next level. These funds can come from various sources, such as government agencies, private investors, or nonprofit organizations.

Hivers and Strivers

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

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 Scholarship

Military Spouse Scholarship

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 Funding Opportunity

SBA Funding Opportunities

Funding Varies

SBA supports small businesses with loans, grants, investment capital, disaster aid, and surety bonds. Tailored to unique needs, SBA is an excellent starting point for financial assistance to overcome challenges and achieve success.

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Local Resources