5 Resources to Make Part of Your #VetBiz Community
We know business ownership isn’t a solo mission. So, this National Veterans Small Business Week, we are celebrating you – the veteran entrepreneur – and your #VetBiz community. We have resources and support waiting for you to help your business succeed and we want to be part of your community. Here are a few programs that might be perfect for you as you start, grow, or purchase your own business.
Your Local SBA District Office: Not sure where to start? Your local SBA office is the first step in getting connections to the resources you need to start or grow your veteran-owned business. From business training, to information about federal contracting, to accessing capital, SBA has the resources to ensure your business’ success.
Bunker Labs: By getting involved with Bunker Labs, you will receive the support of a national network of veteran entrepreneurs. Committed to connecting you with the resources and network you need to succeed, Bunker Labs offers programs geared toward all stages of business ownership.
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE): Wherever you may be in you in your path to business ownership, SCORE connects you with a mentor to support your new or existing business venture. In addition to in-person counseling, SCORE brings the counselor to you with online mentoring and free online workshops. To connect with SCORE, visit: www.sba.gov/SCORE.
SBDC (Small Business Development Centers): Whether you are looking to start your own business, or you want to give your existing business a competitive edge, SBDCs deliver comprehensive programs to address your small business’ needs. Tailored to your local community, SBDC offers technical assistance, consulting, and training to help your business start, grow, or thrive.
Women’s Business Centers (WBC): If you are a woman looking to start or grow your own business, WBCs offer training, counseling, and access to capital. With the goal of leveling the playing field, WBCs will prepare you for the unique obstacles you may face as a woman in the business world.
To learn more about how the SBA can be part of your #VetBiz community, check out https://www.sba.gov/vetbiz today.
OSD CEO & Executive Director Glenn Banton is an appointed member of the Advisory Committee on Veteran Business Affairs (ACVBA) providing an independent source of advice and policy recommendations to the SBA administrator, SBA associate administrator for the Office of Veterans Business Development, Congress, the President and other U.S. policymakers on programs affecting veteran-owned small business from all segments of American society.