Resources - For Veterans


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SBDC Counselors Who are Veterans
(listed by State)

For SBDC counselors who are veterans, click here.



SBDC Web Resources for Veterans and Members of the Guard and Reserves

Arizona SBDC Network Veteran's Assistance Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arizona SBDC Network
ArkansasVeteran.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arkansas SBTDC
California - San Diego and Imperial Regional Network SBDC
Services for Veterans
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California - San Diego and Imperial Regional Network SBDC
KyVetBiz.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kentucky SBDC
Maine SBDC Veterans Business Initiative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maine SBDC
New York State SBDC Veterans Business Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New York State SBDC
VetBizResourceCenter.com . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virginia SBDC
VASP.txsbdc.org . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South-West Texas Border SBDC

 

SBA Office of Veterans Business Development

www.sba.gov/vets

Welcome to SBA`s Office of Veterans Business Development. OVBD is dedicated to serving the veteran entrepreneur by formulating, executing and promoting policies and programs of the agency that provides assistance to veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses. We are your resource partner!

 

Information for Members of the National Guard and Reserves, and Employers

(from the SBA Office of Veterans Business Development)
www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/reservists
Small business ownership comes with many challenges, especially for members of the National Guard and Reserve components of the United States Armed Forces who often have to balance their civilian careers with their commitment to serve the nation.

 

Patriot Express Loans

www.sba.gov/patriotexpress
The Patriot Express loan is offered by SBA’s network of participating lenders nationwide. Loans are available up to $500,000. The Patriot Express loan can be used for most business purposes, including start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or business-occupied real-estate purchases. Eligible military community members include: veterans; service-disabled veterans; active-duty service members eligible for the military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP); Reservists and National Guard members; current spouses of any of the above; and the widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability.

 

Business Programs for Veterans

www.vetbiz.gov/start/edu
As a service member or veteran you now have an opportunity to use your education benefits to learn how to start or enhance a small business. Entrepreneurship training allows eligible service members and veterans to use VA educational benefits to take courses offered by the Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) or the National Veterans Business Development Corporation, better known as the "The Veterans Corporation."

 

Department of Veterans Affairs

www.va.gov
Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care, veterans` benefits and customer satisfaction. We have reformed our department internally and are striving for high quality, prompt and seamless service to veterans. Our department`s employees continue to offer their dedication and commitment to help veterans get the services they have earned. Our nation`s veterans deserve no less.

 

Directory of State Veterans Business Development Centers

Click here.

 

Directory of Veteran Service organizations

www1.va.gov/vso/
Welcome to the online Directory of Veterans Service Organizations. This is published as an informational service by the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. This up-to-date, database driven website allows you to View VSO information in a variety of ways. You may also Search through the VSO database to find information that suits your needs.

 

Disabled Veterans Business Enterprise Network

www.elitesdvob.org/joomla/
"The Elite DVBE Network is an organization comprised of certified Disabled Veteran`s Business Enterprises (DVBE`s) whose headquarters is located in San Diego, CA. The Elite DVBE Network is incorporated as a 501(c)19 organization. Mission of The Elite DVBE Network: The purpose of the (DVBE) Network is to provide a forum where members meet to discuss the benefits of membership."

 

The Veterans Corporation

www.veteranscorp.org
The National Veterans Business Development Corporation, doing business as The Veterans Corporation, is a Federally-chartered 501(c)(3) organization that was created by Public Law 106-50, the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999. This Act recognized that America “has done too little to assist Veterans…in playing a greater role in the economy of the United States". The Corporation is charged with creating and enhancing entrepreneurial business opportunities for Veterans, including Service-Disabled Veterans. The Board of Directors is appointed by the President of the United States and provides governance over TVC. The President and CEO, Mr. Walter Blackwell, oversees the organization’s programs and day-to-day activities.

 

Veterans Expo (listing veteran owned businesses)

www.vetsexpo.org
The mission of Veterans Exposition is to create a directory of veteran owned businesses so the public and government can locate the quality veteran owned business of their choice and create a place for Veteran Business Owners to network and receive money saving discounts.

 

VetFriends.com Reunites Veterans

www.vetfriends.com/directory
VetFriends` membership site allows veterans, military personnel, families and friends alike to submit their military biographical information into its registry of subscribers…allowing these old friends to be reunited! Additional features include current Military News, bulletin boards and other beneficial information to assist our Veterans.