There are a number of programs and services from the government and non-profit organizations specifically designed to help veterans start and grow their businesses.
General Information Guides
To get started, first read through the Veteran-Owned Business Guide, where you’ll find information for veterans looking to start and finance their business, as well as information on government contracting opportunities. Additionally, the brief article “From Military Service to Entrepreneur – Tools for the Veteran-Owned Small Business” summarizes some of the general business guides, financing options, incentives, and other resources available to help veteran-owned businesses succeed.
- Registering As a Veteran-Owned Business
“How do I register as a veteran-owned business?” is one of the most commonly asked questions by new or aspiring veteran business owners. Though there is no formal government registration process, there are other opportunities for you and your business that you can self-certify for.
- Veteran Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise
A website from the Department of Veteran Affairs, dedicated to assisting veterans in starting and building businesses.
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