Online Resources for Veterans
National Veterans Small Business Conference Website > – The National Veteran Small Business Conference and Expo is the premier government event for Veteran-owned businesses. More than 3,500 Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned businesses receive a wide range of information to help maximize their opportunities in the federal workplace.
Veteran Entrepreneur Portal > – Interested in franchising or small business funding? Starting a business or seeking employment? You’ll find information on these topics and more at the Veteran Entrepreneur Portal.
Veteran and Small Business Programs > – Learn more about OSDBU’s Veteran-Owned (VOSB), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned (SDVOSB), Women-Owned (WOSB), HUBZone, and Subcontracting programs at our Veteran and Small Business Programs website.
Verification Assistance Program > – The verification process can be challenging. From applying for verification to registering your business in the Vendor Information Portal (VIP), the Verification Assistance Program provides helpful tips and tools to aid you through a successful verification process.
Verification Self-Assessment Tool > – Also part of the Verification Assistance Program, the Verification Self-Assessment Tool was designed to provide the VOSB/SDVOSB the opportunity to freely navigate the Verification process, while gaining expert knowledge in the areas of eligibility and requirements, as it pertains to specific businesses.
Verification Counseling Program > – Another part of the Verification Assistance Program is the Verification Counseling Program was provides education, assistance, and certification to Verification Assistance Partners through Verification Counselor Training, to explain the Verification process, along with the rules of the Veterans First Program (38 CFR Part 74).
Direct Connect Program > – Would you like to connect and effectively market the products and/or services your business offers? The Direct Connect Program works with VA Program Decision Makers to provide the Small Business Community access to events and engagement opportunities. Learn more on how to connect with VA.
Doing Business with VA > – VA operates a nationwide system of hospitals, clinics, regional offices, data processing centers, and National Cemeteries that require a broad spectrum of goods and services. VA purchases these goods and services on a national, regional, and local level. Learn more on inclusion in its procurement process.
VA Forecast of Contracting Opportunities > – Review the forecast information representing VAs best estimate of procurement opportunities during fiscal year 2013. Come and see what opportunities are available for your organization.
VOBOhio.org – Ohio’s longest running veteran owned business networking group. This non-profit organization provides networking opportunities, training classes and general support to the veteran community. VOB Ohio also operates the Vetrepreneur Academy for the SBDC at Wright State University. Also see Vet Town.
NaVOBA – National Veteran Owned Business Association – The national organization advocating for all veteran entrepreneurs.
Buy Veteran – A nationwide awareness campaign to promote commerce with veteran owned business across the USA. Register your business and take advantage of a national marketing effort.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Veteran’s Records Assistance
The National Guard Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program is a legislatively mandated program designed to provide information, services, referrals, and proactive outreach programs to Service Members and Families of the National Guard and Reserves throughout all phases of the deployment cycle.