Transitioning from a tour of duty with any branch of the military takes hard work and discipline. While it can be difficult for military veterans to transition back into civilian lifestyles, the dedication and self-control they have learned in the military is often highly transferable to the world of business. Starting a new business requires leadership skills, and the ability to calmly navigate stressful situations to make logical decisions and achieve goals.

The United States Government, along with many private organizations, has recognized that military veterans make excellent business people. Even veterans who aren’t interested in starting their own companies have great potential for success in civilian businesses, and there are dozens of sites working to match dynamic private companies with military veteran employees. The U.S Small Business Administration provides resources for any small business owner in the U.S., and some of their materials are specifically tailored to military veterans. Private organizations are working to promote the success of veteran-owned businesses as well by providing:

  • Business loans, grants and financial advice
  • Skills training and professional networking services
  • Legal services

There is a world of resources online for motivated “vetrepreneurs” looking to start or grow their own business, or just seeking employment as they transition back into civilian life. Listed here, in no specific order, are some of the most useful and reputable sites for veteran entrepreneurs.

    Vetrepreneurship Organizations

    Both government and private organizations offer services to help military veteran entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.

  1. Office of Veterans Business Development of the U.S. Small Business Administration

    Office of Veterans Business Development

    The Office of Veterans Business Development’s mission is to maximize the availability of all administration small business programs for Veterans. They have several resources on their site, including links to grants, entrepreneurship training programs, and more.

  2. National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)

    National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC)

    The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) advocates for veteran-owned businesses to be given first consideration for contract procurement opportunities from the federal government and provide educational materials that make it easier for veterans to start their own businesses. They have annual veteran entrepreneur training conferences, so it’s easy to get in touch with the best resources for starting a business.

  3. NaVOBA

    NaVOBA

    The National Veteran-Owned Business Association is a premier organization for showing how veterans can get further involved with becoming entrepreneurs and also be successful when returning from active duty. The site is incredibly thorough, detailing aspects of corporate America, the federal government, and even state and local government agencies that make it easier to start a business.

  4. Veteran Entrepreneurs | Startup America Partnership

    Veteran Entrepreneurs | Startup America Partnership

    Startup America has an excellent reputation for helping establish startups all over the country. They also are invested in helping to make military veterans active business leaders in their own startups and work to education the public and vets on how to ease this transition.

  5. Vetrepreneur Mentoring

    Vetrepreneur Mentoring

    Vetrepreneur Mentoring is a professional service offered to our veterans interested in starting their own Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. Vets are taken through a number of classes to educate them on the process of owning a business and running a corporation.

  6. BusinessUSA Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

    BusinessUSA Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

    This government business site has a special veteran’s portal that helps veterans find employment and begin their own business ventures. Some resources they offer include strategic outreach, starting and expanding a business, and small business administration.

  7. Honor Courage Commitment

    Honor Courage Commitment

    Honor Courage Commitment’s programs focus on entrepreneurship, education, social responsibility, community services, health and fitness, and job placement. HCC’s partnerships with various companies, organizations, and entrepreneurs allow it to provide its veterans with expert training and proper guidance as they work towards their goals.

  8. Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition

    Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition

    The Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition provides a place for veterans to convene and get the helping hand needed to find a career they can flourish in. They also work with businesses throughout Jacksonville to connect them with some of the best employees as they return from active duty.

  9. VetBizCentral

    VetBizCentral

    VetBiz Central assists Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in forming and expanding a business. Their services include training, education, counseling, advocacy, networking, and conferences.

  10. Veteran Owned Business

    Veteran Owned Business

    Veteran Owned Business is a comprehensive, user friendly directory of small, medium and large businesses owned by veterans. There is no cost for listing a business, and categories include legal services, food and drink, health, travel, and many more.

  11. Pennsylvania SBDC – Veterans – Small Business Development

    Pennsylvania SBDC - Veterans - Small Business Development

    The Small Business Development board of Pennsylvania works with small business owners to establish and maintain small businesses. They have resources targeting veterans that include training, finance classes, licensing procedures and other preparation guides.

  12. Vetransfer

    Vetransfer

    The training process for business ownership at Vetransfer is unique: Veterans directly engage with customers to test the validity of their business model, while interacting with mentors that can help interpret what the startup is hearing from potential customers. During the time in the program, each startup learns the methods and process to discovering and developing a profitable and repeatable business model.

  13. NJ VetBiz

    NJ VetBiz

    New Jersey Veterans Business Outreach Center helps create, build, and retain veteran-owned small business enterprises. They work in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands and some areas of New York.

  14. Community Capital Development Veterans Business Outreach Center

    Community Capital Development Veterans Business Outreach Center

    The mission of the Veterans Business Outreach Center is to increase the number of businesses owned by veterans and other members of the U.S. military community and increase the number of jobs created by those businesses. They work with these businesses create business plans, prepare loan requests, and learn to function profitably.

  15. Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

    Entrepreneur Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

    The EBV works with veterans with disabilities. By working with participating colleges, they provide mentors to participating veterans and assist in the development of their business plans.

  16. The Vets (Veterans Enterprise Training & Services ) Group

    The Vets (Veterans Enterprise Training & Services ) Group

    The Vets Group works with veterans and their families out of Washington, D.C. They have partnered with corporations to find jobs for veterans, as well as offer training in small business development, financial literary, and credit repair and identity theft.

  17. Task Force for Veterans’ Entrepreneurship

    Task Force for Veterans’ Entrepreneurship

    The Task Force for Veterans’ Entrepreneurship advocates for the support of America’s service disabled and other Veteran owned entrepreneurial enterprises. They monitor and fight for legislation that protects veterans, puts them back to wok sooner, and gives them the tools to transition once they are home from service.

  18. Feds Hire Vets

    Feds Hire Vets

    Feds Hire Vets is the premier resource for veterans looking to get a job in the federal government, but are unsure how to approach it. The site details the most important news veterans need to know, along with various success stories of veterans becoming employed, and even connects them with HR Managers to get them a job.

  19. Veterans Advocacy Foundation, Inc.

    Veterans Advocacy Foundation, Inc.

    Veterans Advocacy Foundation unites veterans for the common mission of helping each other find jobs. By working with other veterans who understand the potential problems one may be facing, it makes it much easier to tackle the complex obstacles associated with gaining employment following deployment.

  20. Maine SBDC Veterans Business Initiative

    Maine SBDC Veterans Business Initiative

    Maine SBDC Veterans Business Initiative works with veterans to help them start successful small businesses and also assess problems with current business models they may have. The tools make it the easiest it can be for veterans to create viable businesses that can easily grow.

  21. Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs – State of Illinois

    Veterans 2 Entrepreneurs - State of Illinois

    This Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs joint-led initiative provides veterans and returning service members with up-to-date information, resources and assistance in becoming a successful business owner. This includes assistance in providing guidance on how to apply for loans and grants, helping them certify as “veteran owned” to qualify for more business, and connecting them with opportunities with local, state and federal agencies.

  22. Texas Veterans Commission Entrepreneur Program

    Texas Veterans Commission Entrepreneur Program

    The purpose of the Veteran Entrepreneur Program is to foster and promote Veteran Entrepreneurship throughout the state of Texas. The offer a wealth of information, support and resources to Veterans for starting, growing and thriving as entrepreneurs.

  23. Arkansas Veteran

    Arkansas Veteran

    Arkansas Veteran is a great resource for any veteran in Arkansas or an active duty member of the military planning on moving to Arkansas upon returning. The site’s veteran resource directory is particularly useful.

  24. Veteran and Military Business Owners Association

    Veteran and Military Business Owners Association

    VAMBOA assists veterans in promoting themselves and advertising their business. They give veteran businesses listings in their directory, advertising discounts, and discounts on services like staffing, business coaching, shipping, and travel.

  25. Lehigh Valley Veteran Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Lehigh Valley Veteran Entrepreneurship Initiative

    Lehigh Valley Veteran Entrepreneurship Initiative focuses on all the various ways veterans can get further involved with starting their own companies and regularly convey the most important information on how entrepreneurs are creates.

  26. VETBIZ Resource Center

    VETBIZ Resource Center

    VETBIZ Resource Center walks service members through each aspect of deployment, all the way to training for a job upon returning from active duty. For entrepreneurs, this page is crucial because they have a great section on financing the start to your business.

  27. North East Veteran Resource Center

    North East Veteran Resource Center

    NEVBRC trains veterans in skills necessary to start businesses, and provides tools for veterans already in business to improve or rehabilitate that business. They offer workshops, seminars, and mentoring by area business professionals, helping them grow skills such as financial literacy, marketing research, and accessing capital.

  28. New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center

    New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center

    The New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center helps veterans with business training, counseling, and even referrals for veterans who own or are considering opening a small business. For veterans in the New Mexico area, it’s an incredibly worthwhile source.

  29. New York State SBDC Veterans Business Services

    New York State SBDC Veterans Business Services

    The New York State SBDC Veterans Business Services works with veterans to help them start successful small businesses by providing one-on-one guidance, pre-business plan workshops, and even assistance with business plan development.

  30. VetToCEO

    VetToCEO

    VettoCEO offers free online programs exclusively for verified members of the active military and for veterans. These programs have been designed by veteran entrepreneurs, and are facilitated by veteran entrepreneurs, and they are offered online so that anyone can participate.

  31. Veteranscorp

    Veteranscorp

    Veteranscorp.org acts as clearinghouse for ideas and information deemed useful to veteran and service disabled veteran owned small businesses. They work to connect veterans with mentors and business people in the nonprofit and corporate sectors to help create relationships that support economics and the possibility of veteran owned businesses.

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    Training Centers & Programs

    Entrepreneurship and business training specifically geared towards veterans have skyrocketed in popularity recently, so there are plenty of them to choose from for veteran entrepreneurs in any industry.

  33. Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

    Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families

    The IVMF is the first national center in higher education focused on the social, economic, education and policy issues impacting veterans and their families post-service. A study into these issues is meant to ease the challenges – both economic and personal – upon returning home from service.

  34. Veterans, Guards, Reservists | SCORE

    Veterans, Guards, Reservists | SCORE

    Veterans, Guards, Reservists | SCORE focuses solely on ensuring former and current service members are able to foster a successful small business with the resources on hand. Sponsored by The Walmart Foundation, SCORE is able to provide mentoring and discounted resources for veterans.

  35. Michigan State University Vets to Ag

    Michigan State University Vets to Ag

    Michigan State University has created a wonderful program called Vets to Ag that works with homeless veterans to teach them the skills to work in agriculture. The program is very intensive, but the end result enables veterans to be prepared for a number of positions.

  36. Veteran’s Entrepreneurship Program

    Veteran's Entrepreneurship Program

    The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program UTC offers experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management. The VEP program is offered entirely free to qualified veterans accepted into the program.

  37. The University of Texas – Pan American – Veteran Business Outreach Program

    The University of Texas - Pan American - Veteran Business Outreach Program

    The University of Texas – Pan American – Veteran Business Outreach Program is an integrative resource for veterans to get started with their own companies. The resources on the site help with business training, counseling, mentoring, and even work to provide referrals to veterans that own or are considering starting a small business.

  38. Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College

    Veterans Business Outreach Center at Gulf Coast State College

    The mission of the Veterans’ Business Outreach Center is to help create, develop, and retain veteran-owned small businesses. They provide entrepreneurial training through workshops and the internet, counseling, technical assistance, and resources to veterans.

  39. UNF Military & Veterans Resource Center

    UNFMilitary VeteransResourceCenter

    The University of North Florida Military & Veterans Resource Center was established in 2009 to ensure veterans had access to the most capable tools for reentering the workforce upon returning from active duty. The entire facility is run by veterans and has resources such as a Transition Coach, Military Ambassador, and a VA Certifying Official to help.

  40. Accelerated Entrepreneur Certificate program at St. Pete College

    Accelerated Entrepreneur Certificate program at St. Pete College

    St. Petersburg College offers a Veteran/Military Entrepreneurial Certificate for those interested in starting their own business. Resources include lessons in leadership, organizing checklists, and working on marketing and sales.

  41. The Veteran Entrepreneur Program

    The Veteran Entrepreneur Program

    The VEP is a program designed by Student Veteran and led by Student Veterans at George Washington University. Bracelets are sold as a tribute and marking of awareness of service, while the proceeds provide fiscal support for Student Veteran initiatives.

  42. Veterans Training Support Center

    Veterans Training Support Center

    The Veterans Training Support Center provides continuing educational opportunities and professional development to those who provide direct service to veterans and their family members. They aim is to raise awareness and understanding on issues specific to veterans such as invisible wounds like Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury.

  43. The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

    The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities

    EBV is focused on entrepreneurial opportunity and small business ownership for vets. They offer practical training in helping to establish a business and support for helping that business succeed.

  44. UCONN School of Business EBV Program

    UCONN School of Business EBV Program

    The School of Business at UConn is a proud participant in member of the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities consortium of business schools and universities. They help impart the education and skills necessary to make owning a business a reality.

  45. The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship 2014 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV)

    lelandandmarypillsbury

    Cornell University displays an ardent effort to work with disabled veterans and they do so through The Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship 2014 Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). The classes and seminars offered help disabled veterans prosper in creating their small businesses.

  46. Oracle’s Injured Veteran Job and Training Program

    Oracle's Injured Veteran Job and Training Program

    Oracle has long stood as a beacon for information technology innovation and it carries over to their training resources for potential employees with their Injured Veteran Job and Training Program. Through developing this program with the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes, they’ve been able to help countless individuals who have been injured in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  47. Swords to Plowshares

    Swords to Plowshares

    Swords to Plowshares is a non-profit company based in the San Francisco area that supports over 2000 veterans each year. Their work doesn’t merely help them get a job, but also addresses cultural, economic, and psychological barriers.

  48. Veterans Farm

    Veterans Farm

    Veterans Farm is an incredible organization that helps disabled veterans through horticulture therapy and an environment that is relaxing, stimulating, and teaches skills. The result is a set of approaches that works with veteran’s affairs offices to reestablish routines.

  49. Veterans Inc. Employment & Training

    Veterans Inc. Employment & Training

    Veterans Inc. Employment & Training has helped over 50,000 veterans since their founding in 1991 and they work to end homelessness among veterans, help them get a job, and even assist with psychological and emotional issues. Through helping establish a solid foundation within veteran’s lives, they make it easier for former service members to stay employed and even pursue their dream of starting a small business.

  50. Vetrepreneur Bootcamp

    Vetrepreneur Bootcamp

    The SMBC out of Santa Monica serves the small business owner and entrepreneur. They have specialized coaching for veterans which equips them with business resources and connections and supports them in the creation and growth of their own business.

  51. FastTrac for the Veteran Entrepreneur

    FastTrac for the Veteran Entrepreneur

    Up to 45% of veterans start their own businesses after their military service is completed. Kauffman FastTrac is committed to helping these veterans realize their entrepreneurial dreams by training with hands on, comprehensive methods.

  52. Workshops for Warriors

    Workshops for Warriors

    Workshops for Warriors provides vocational training in San Diego to veterans of the US Armed Services. They are offered commercially-viable work experience, job-placement, and an opportunity to contribute to the community.

  53. Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

    Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium

    VETS connects veterans with Federal agencies, prime contractors, and other business owners, who help veterans and other military personnel find work in the Federal marketplace. They provide the information and strategies needed to maximize efforts for finding a job or starting a business.

  54. College of New Jersey Veteran Entrepreneurs Resources

    College of New Jersey Veteran Entrepreneurs Resources

    The College of New Jersey Veteran Entrepreneurs Resources provides great information for veterans trying to start their own business. The site is dense with articles and useful tools for moving forward on the process of building a business.

  55. Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS)

    Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS)

    The US Department of Labor offers services for veterans returning home from service and looking for work. They offer grant assistance to those looking to start their own company, links to employers for finding qualified veterans, and other resources for vets and their families.

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    Veteran Hiring & Recruiting

    For veterans looking to find work in a new field, or seeking their first job after leaving the military, there are many organizations who have committed to hiring veterans first and providing job opportunities that make great use of veterans’ unique skill sets.

  57. 100000 Jobs Mission

    100,000 Jobs Mission

    100,000 Jobs Mission brings a bold idea of hiring 100,000 veterans between 2011 and 2020. A large number of companies stood behind this ambitious goal and it’s already been exceeded. Because of this, they’ve changed their aim to 200,000 by 2020, which is already on its way to being met.

  58. The Veterans Advantage Jobs & Career Network

    The Veterans Advantage Jobs & Career Network

    Members of Veterans Advantage can receive exclusive savings on hundreds of brands they use every day. They also host a job board that supports the hiring of Veterans by Corporate America.

  59. Hire Heroes USA

    Hire Heroes USA

    Hire Heroes USA has built a national reputation of excellence for its success at helping unemployed veterans find job. They offer employment assistance, a job board, and other resources.

  60. American Corporate Partners

    American Corporate Partners

    American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.

  61. Workforce1 Veterans Services

    Workforce1 Veterans Services

    Workforce1 has long been dedicated to helping veterans and their spouses in the New York City area with career development, all the way from finding a job to identifying education and training opportunities for moving into a new career field. Workforce1 has also offered a four week course, free of charge, to help veterans get the tools they need to start a new business. For New York veterans looking to enter the workforce or start a company, Workforce1 offers amazing opportunities.

  62. Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

    Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is a Minnesota a specific veteran resource. They encourage local businesses to hire veterans and equip veterans with training, job fairs, networking, and job boards.

  63. CalVet | Employment – California Department of Veterans Affairs

    CalVet | Employment - California Department of Veterans Affairs

    CalVet is a job board that connects employers with veterans. The employers listed currently, in areas including health, education, education, and several others, have expressed specific interest in recruiting veterans.

  64. Veteran’s Online Resources – Department of Workforce Development

    Veteran's Online Resources - Department of Workforce Development

    Veteran’s Online Resources – Department of Workforce Development helps individuals in the state of Wisconsin on both sides of hiring to make it more efficient for hiring veterans. They have comprehensive tools for veterans and also detail the employment incentives employers will receive for hiring veterans.

  65. Hooah Quad Cities

    Hooah Quad Cities

    Hooah! Quad Cities equips veterans with the resources to become gainfully employed upon returning from active duty, specifically in the Quad Cities region, which is located on the border between Illinois and Iowa. The organization is incredibly committed to fostering stronger relationships in communities, while also ensuring members of the Armed Forces are able to get the jobs they need to live happy, productive lives.

  66. iHeartRadio’s Show Your Stripes

    Show Your Stripes

    Show Your Stripes has an impressive display of content catered towards businesses, veterans, civilians, and more. In each version of the site, they outline why it’s so crucial to hire veterans and how exactly to get involved with further facilitation of veterans into stable jobs.

  67. Vetswork

    Vetswork

    Vetswork helps veterans in California find jobs and breaks down by the county where they can find the best employment resources. The site displays impressive prowess in terms of available content, including sites online, employer sites, temp agencies, and much more.

  68. API Group Inc. Veteran Recruitment

    API Group Inc. Veteran Recruitment

    API Group works to recruit veterans after their time spent in service. They believe that the qualities and skills learned during time in the military are transferable and are positive assets to any company or corporation.

  69. Hiring Our Heroes

    Hiring Our Heroes

    Hiring Our Heroes is a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and they’re active in a number of initiatives to help veterans find the employment they want and deserve. From the “Hiring 500,000 Heroes Campaign” to the eMentor program, they have resources designed to help just about anyone looking for it.

  70. Operation PAVE: Paving Access for Veterans Employment

    Operation PAVE: Paving Access for Veterans Employment

    Operation PAVE: Paving Access for Veterans Employment has created an inclusive program designed to help veterans get employed, but also enable them to start businesses if they desire. The counselors that work with disabled veterans often work with them throughout their lives to ensure longevity and success in a career.

  71. Veterans Green Jobs

    Veterans Green Jobs

    Veterans Green Jobs is a veteran-focused non-profit that employs veterans alongside non-veterans in providing energy efficiency and weatherization services in the Denver region. They work to provide military veterans in Colorado with employment opportunities in residential energy efficiency sectors.

  72. Hire A Veteran – Lone Star Veterans Association

    Hire A Veteran - Lone Star Veterans Association

    Hire A Veteran – Lone Star Veterans Association has networking events, an online career database called VetsList, resume workshops, and great resources for companies that are interested in hiring veterans. The site makes it much easier for veterans to get employed and understand the options available to start a business.

  73. Helmets to Hardhats

    Helmets to Hardhats

    Helmets to Hardhats helps members of the military get successful, and lucrative, jobs in the construction industry. The site has portals designed for service members and employers alike, so it’s easy to use no matter if you’re looking for a job or doing the hiring.

  74. VetJobs: America’s Premier Job Board for Veterans

    VetJobs: America's Premier Job Board for Veterans

    VetJobs: America’s Premier Job Board for Veterans is a great engine for helping veterans connect with jobs they’re passionate about and can succeed in. They also have resources designed to help spouses find a job close to a military base.

  75. Baseops: Military to Civilian Transition

    Baseops: Military to Civilian Transition

    Baseops: Military to Civilian Transition is a go-to source for quality information relating to jumping back into civilian life with excitement, confidence, and a secure job. The information on their site provides resume templates, samples, formatting tips, and more. Additionally, they have a wide selection of books that make great reference material for transitioning to civilian life and finding a good job.

  76. Veterans – WorkSource Oregon

    Veterans - WorkSource Oregon

    Veterans – WorkSource Oregon provides a great list of resources for veterans to use upon returning from service, as well as tools for coping and crisis aid. Their information regarding Wounded Warriors makes it easier for any sort of veteran to become employed.

  77. VetsonSet

    VetsonSet

    VetsonSet helps facilitate veterans into jobs on movie sets and get larger roles in the film industry. It’s very useful, especially for those who are willing to take on military acting roles.

  78. Hire Veterans

    Hire Veterans

    Hire Veterans is a great resource for veterans and employers to connect. It allows veterans to upload their resumes and employers to post new job openings. The combination allows for both sides to be the most efficient at locating quality, skillful employees for the positions.

  79. Warriors 4 Wireless

    Warriors 4 Wireless

    Warriors 4 Wireless helps meet the demand for trained wireless technicians by training former members of the military with the job skills needed to become a professional in the telecommunications industry. Through working with the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program, they’re able to place people into jobs that are in high demand.

  80. Vets/Military Resources « mikeroweWORKS

    Vets/Military Resources « mikeroweWORKS

    The Trade Resource Center at Mike Rowe’s Profoundly Disconnected emphasizes how many worthwhile jobs are available for individuals who don’t go to college. The site educates on the large amount of trade-specific jobs exist and how to get the training available.

  81. Badges for Vets

    Badges for Vets

    Badges for Vets is an innovative site that aims to present skills veterans have acquired through military training in the form of digital badges that act as a unique resume. Employers are then able to scan through the various individuals and view their credentials to see if they’re a good fit for the position sought.

  82. HireMilitaryBlog

    HireMilitaryBlog

    HireMilitaryBlog posts great information on how those returning from service can get exceptional jobs that put their best skills to use, while also educating employers on the benefits of hiring veterans returning from active duty. The posts on the site often go in-depth on topics such as discipline, leadership, safety, and more.

  83. California Services for Veterans

    California Services for Veterans

    California Services for Veterans is the official site for veterans to locate all the most integral information for developing valued skills and getting a great job. Material is broken down into an impressive number of categories, such as Crisis Resources, Women Veteran Resources, Disability tools, and more.

  84. WorkOne Veteran Services

    WorkOne Veteran Services

    WorkOne Veteran Services has a surprisingly thorough process for assisting veterans, namely through Local Veteran Employment Representatives and Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialists. They also help with specialized plans that include one-on-one interviews, a “Career Connect” center, and even information on employment benefits and more.

  85. Just for Veterans — Texas Workforce Commission

    Just for Veterans — Texas Workforce Commission

    Just for Veterans – Texas Workforce Commission has a wealth of resources that make it not only easier to transition back into civilian life, but also match military experience to jobs. They help make veterans more employable and also show them how certain training in the military can be translated to college credits.

  86. Americas Heroes at Work

    Americas Heroes at Work

    America’s Heroes at Work understands the unique employment obstacles that service members returning from duty face. As a result, they’ve developed useful tools for helping with employability and even things that can indirectly impact one’s ability to get a job, such as PTSD.

  87. MilitaryHire

    MilitaryHire

    Military Hire is an incredibly thorough resource for veterans to use, featuring a “Quick Job Search” feature, along with resume writing help, interviewing tips, and even guidance on how to transition from active duty to civilian life.

  88. VeteranJobListings.org

    VeteranJobListings.org

    CeteranJobListings.org was founded in 2010 and is a free resource where veterans can come to get the best listings for jobs around the country. On the front page of the site, it’s easy to scroll through the various job types and it emphasizes how businesses across the country are eager to hire America’s heroes.

  89. Bradley-Morris, Inc. Military Job Placement Services

    Bradley-Morris, Inc. Military Job Placement Services

    Bradley-Morris, Inc. Military Job Placement Services works with some of the top companies in the world to get the most talented service members returning from duty. They work with individuals on both sides of the table and are active with companies to help them understand the hard work, leadership experience, and flexibility members of the military have.

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    Blogs & General Resources

    General entrepreneurship and business sites frequently offer great coverage of veteran-owned-businesses and the world of ex-military entrepreneurship. The internet is chock full of great business advice and news coverage that can be useful to entrepreneurs of all stripes, including military veterans.

  91. Inc. Military Entrepreneurs

    Inc. Military Entrepreneurs

    The Inc. Military Entrepreneurs Program provides resources to military business owners through Inc.’s annual Mentor Fair and Special Delegation at the Conference in Washington, DC. Attendees experience programing and networking designed to connect them with like-minded professionals.

  92. Military Transition News

    militarytransitionnews

    Military Transition News is a publication of CivilianJobs.com, an organization that provides job boards, career advice and employment resources for military veterans and their spouses during the transition from military to civilian careers.

  93. U.S. Veterans Magazine

    U.S. Veterans Magazine

    U.S. Veterans Magazine connects vets with job and training opportunities. They also offer information about veteran-owned businesses and opportunities, services available to small Veteran-owned businesses, and small business incentives.

  94. International Franchise Association Vet*Fran

    International Franchise Association Vet*Fran

    IFA’s VetFran program helps returning service members access franchise opportunities through training, financial assistance, and industry support. There are now over 580 franchise systems that offer financial incentives and mentoring to veteran franchise small business owners.

  95. Veterans Business Directory

    Veterans  Business  Directory

    This directory has hundreds of listings all over the country of military and veteran friendly businesses. Searchable by business type, veterans can look for jobs, as well as services they might need like medical, loans, and more.

  96. Veterans Entrepreneurship Center – Entrepreneur.com

    Veterans Entrepreneurship Center - Entrepreneur.com

    Entrepreneur.com is a popular and successful resource for any business owner. They also have special resources for veterans, including articles about past veterans who have had successful ventures, franchise opportunities, and other education for veterans in business.

  97. Buy Veteran

    Buy Veteran

    Buy Veteran is a website that empowers consumers to locate veteran-owned and operated businesses across America and help support the individuals who helped defend our country. With a useful search engine and map, it’s easy to locate the closest veteran-run business.

  98. Victory Success Strategies

    Victory Success Strategies

    The men behind the Victory Success Strategies help coach vets with leadership, team building, business planning, and decision-making to help businesses reach success. They are convinced that the success behind their methods is their own personal success as business owners.

  99. Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force)

    Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force (VET-Force)

    The Task Force for Veterans’ Entrepreneurship advocates for the support of America’s service disabled and other Veteran owned entrepreneurial enterprises. They monitor and fight for legislation that protects veterans, puts them back to wok sooner, and gives them the tools to transition once they are home from service.

  100. 100 Entrepreneurs Project

    100 Entrepreneurs Project

    100 Entrepreneurs Foundation was created to provide seriously wounded service members, veterans and their families with information and ideas for creating their own businesses or exploring civilian jobs after they leave the hospital. Classes include entrepreneur speakers addressing a range of business functions and presentations on aspects of starting and building a business.

  101. Transitioning Veteran

    Transitioning Veteran

    Transitioning Veteran was created to help veterans get all the best information relating to benefits and retirement. It also makes a great supplementary reading tool for those looking for stable jobs after military life.

  102. Vetrepreneur, LLC

    Vetrepreneur, LLC

    Vetrepreneur was established in 2000, providing technical and business consulting services to business and government. They are able to process data, manage data sources and online information systems, and troubleshoot data issues for any number of businesses.

  103. Work Vessels For Veterans

    Work Vessels For Veterans

    Work Vessels for Veterans takes veterans and gives them the information and resources to start a business or career after their service is completed. They also help put veterans and non-veterans in touch with resources to give back and help make life after active duty better.

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