Veteran Small Business Resources
As a military veteran entrepreneur, we have resources to help you launch a new small business. From Small Business Administration (SBA) programs to franchise opportunities, check out these veteran-specific resources.
Veterans Business Outreach Centers
Through their Veterans Business Outreach Center, the SBA provides assistance for veterans who own or are considering starting a small business. These outreach centers provide business development-related services, including:
- pre-business plan workshops
- concept assessments
- business plan preparations
- comprehensive feasibility analysis
- entrepreneurial training and counseling
Boots to Business Training
The SBA also offers the Boots to Business (B2B) training program as a track through the U.S. Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This course provides an introduction to entrepreneurship, offered to transitioning servicemembers and their spouses. Learn more about this opportunity through the SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development.
Veteran Franchise Opportunities
If you'd like to own your own business but don't have an innovative idea ready or are wary of startup risks, buying a franchise may be right for you. The VetFran1 program offers access to financial incentives, such as lower franchise fees, that aren't available to civilian franchise investors. Currently, over 500 franchise companies participate in the program.
A business membership with Navy Federal Business Solutions is exclusively for Navy Federal Credit Union members. As a business member, you have access to small business professionals, competitive business credit offerings and more.
VetFran is a registered trademark of the International Franchise Association.↵