VETBIZ Resource Center was developed to inform and educate veteran business owners about resources available specifically for them. The site has been designed to deliver education and information in the easy-to-access format of videos, testimonials, and a large array of printable materials.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, the VETBIZ Resource Center has been developed by the Virginia Small Business Development Centers Network. With 29 local offices across Virginia, the Virginia SBDC Network provides professional business counseling, training and information resources to help grow and strengthen Virginia businesses – including the thousands of Virginia veterans who own businesses or want to open a business after their military service.
The Virginia SBDC network is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, George Mason University–Mason Enterprise Center, and premier local host organizations throughout Virginia. These vital partners include universities, community colleges, chambers of commerce, municipalities, economic development organizations, and private companies. Virginia is just one of the 50 states with an SBDC network. There are over 1000 SBDC offices nationally, and all of them are resources for veterans. In fact, 9 percent of the total clients served annually are veterans. SBDC professionals assist with business planning, marketing, financial analysis, access to capital, business start-up and other specialized services as requested. In addition, many SBDC offices host veterans-in-business conferences and offer programs on military bases in support of transition activities.
To find an SBDC near you, go to http://www.asbdc-us.org/About_Us/SBDCs.html.