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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

The Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) is your platform to small business resources.

VA OSDBU, in collaboration with BusinesUSA, offers a collection of tools to help you start and grow your small business. Find information about business plans, financing opportunities, government programs, training courses, and much more!

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Start a Business

Start a Business

This interactive tool connects you to the right resources specific to your small business objective. Navigate through relevant topics to access information on starting a business. Get started »

Access Financing

Access Financing

Use this customized wizard to identify financing resources to support the start-up, development, or growth of your small business. Get started »

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business

Find out how to successfully expand your small business. Explore dedicated subjects with valuable information and resources to help you grow your company. Learn more »

Find Opportunities

Find Opportunities

Become familiar with Federal government contracting programs. Answer a few quick questions in this wizard to find Federal opportunities that align with your small business. 
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Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans

Access relevant Federal, state, and local programs and services geared toward the Veteran small business community. Get started »

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Vets First Contracting Program

Veterans First Contracting Program

Learn about the Veterans First Contracting Program - VA's unique procurement set-aside and sole-sourcing opportunities. Learn more »

Strategic Outreach

Strategic Outreach

Access information tools, requirement resources, and networking opportunities necessary to do business with VA and other Federal agencies. Learn more »

Franchising

Franchising Opportunities

Browse a growing list of franchising opportunities available to Veteran small businesses. Learn more »

How to do Business with Federal Agencies

How to do Business with Federal Agencies

Follow the links to learn how small businesses can access Federal procurement opportunities with each listed Federal agency. Learn more »

Franchising

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnership Agreements are designed to help Veteran small business concerns with capacity building, past performance evaluation, and related small business activities. Learn more »

Franchising

Training and Employment

Unique training and employment programs designed to engage and equip our nation’s Veteran population with tools for a bright and rewarding future. Learn more »

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