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Starting your own business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. It can offer numerous advantages such as being your own boss, setting your own schedule and making a living doing something you enjoy. Becoming a successful entrepreneur involves planning, making key financial decisions and ensuring that all of your legal requirements are met. The following resources can help you move from the idea stage to your grand opening.

  • The VA Business Accelerator specializes in professional and entrepreneurial development for veteran-owned businesses. Here you will find powerful and innovative courses, resources and professional development tools. The comprehensive curriculum has been designed with the veteran small business owner in mind with support throughout the entire business cycle.  

    Read more about the VA Business Accelerator.

  • Offers cutting-edge training in entrepreneurship and small business management to disabled post-9/11 veterans. The program is offered by a network of eight world-class institutions.

    Read more about the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

  • A third-party veteran-owned business certification program created for the purpose of providing a credible and reliable certifying authority that would ensure veterans have valid documentation for ownership and control of their business.

    Read more about the National Veteran Business Development Council

  • PTACS provides local businesses with the resources and know-how to successfully obtain government contracts. 

    Read more about Procurement Technical Assistance Centers of Michigan

  • If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan, to finding your first customer, SBA is available to help veterans succeed.

    Read more about the Small Business Administration

    NASAP and FSPP Summary
    Guide to the Federal Surplus Personal Property Donation Program
    Veteran-Owned Small Business Information Flyer

  • SCORE® is a nationwide organization of active and retired business men and women who volunteer their services to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs. SCORE® provides free business counseling and offers low-cost workshops on a variety of business topics. 

    Read more about SCORE®

  • Provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, this site includes information about how a veteran-owned small business can register for the Vendor Information Pages database and get verified.

    Read more about Vetbiz

  • VetBizCentral is an organization under the Small Business Administration that assists veterans, active duty service members and Guard and Reserve members in the formation and expansion of their businesses. Entrepreneurial training and counseling services, networking opportunities, mentoring programs and activities, advocacy services and procurement counseling are available.

    Read more about VetBizCentral