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US Federal Government Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs for Veterans

US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

(Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization)

[Proposed] Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Act of 2021

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

  • SBA Facts on Veterans and Entrepreneurship - According to the most recent data, there is about one veteran-owned firm for every ten veterans … and veteran-owned firms employ 5.8 million individuals.  A published SBA study also found that military service exhibits one of the largest marginal effects on self-employment … and veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans.

  • SBA Office of Veterans Business Development Resources - Dozens of useful resources from the Office of Veterans Business Development:

  • SBA Veteran Assistance Programs - There are several federal programs that help veteran-owned small businesses access federal contract awards and surplus personal property.  Every year, the federal government awards a portion of contracting dollars specifically to businesses owned by veterans.  Also, small businesses owned by veterans may be eligible to purchase surplus property from the federal government.  Program details and eligibility for each:

    • Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) - Businesses must be formally verified through the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE).  Note: VOSB verification will transfer from VA to SBA in 2023.

    • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

    • Surplus Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business 

  • National Center for the Veteran Institute for Procurement - The National Center for Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is a veteran entrepreneurship program that specifically addresses federal procurement.  SBA is a sponsor/

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Other Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs for Veterans

ACP (American Corporate Partners)

ACP Helps Veterans and Spouses Find Their Next Careers.  Through our 10+ year mentoring partnership we have jointly helped veterans and their families start and build bigger and better businesses.

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Other US Federal Government Entrepreneurship Resources and Programs

US Small Business Administration (SBA)

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