Start or Grow Your Own Business
VA and the Small Business Administration (SBA), as well as other government organizations, provide you and your spouse with resources that can help you make a new or existing business a success.
VA can guide you through the process of registering as a Veteran-owned or service-disabled Veteran-owned business. Once you get your certification, you are eligible for certain assistance and benefits. If you are already open for business and want to sell to the federal government, the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) can help with all of the required documentation and registration to bid on government contracts.
Many universities and nonprofit organizations offer free or low-cost entrepreneur and business-focused courses, some online and others in person, for Veterans and military family members. For example, Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families offers Boots to Business, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities, and Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.
Find more resources for starting your business at the Department of Labor’s Veteran information site.