MILITARY CONNECTED ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCES
With the highest unemployment rates in the country, our military community is turning to entrepreneurship and business ownership in record numbers. Here, you will find additional resources and opportunities to help grow and connect your business with other like-minded entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneur Webinar - From Idea to Production: The Money; We are bringing in the financial experts! Come learn about the financial aspect of starting and growing businesses. There are resources out there specifically dedicated to the veteran and military spouse community and we will pinpoint those for you while learning about responsible and healthy financial decision making.
Army & Air Force Exchange Service AAFES, is the retailer on U.S. Army and Air Force installations worldwide. The Exchange is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and its director/chief executive officer is Tom Shull. The oldest and the largest of the Department of Defense's exchange services is No. 61 on the National Retail Federation's Top 100 Retailers list. In addition to their retail support for the military, the Exchange also outfits troops with discounted combat uniforms, and serves approximately 2.5 million discounted school lunches per year for children attending Department of Defense Schools overseas.
ACP, founded in 2008, is a national nonprofit organization offering career counseling, mentoring and networking opportunities to post-9/11 veterans and eligible military spouses. ACP assists veterans and military spouses on their path towards fulfilling, long-term careers. ACP’s program has a proven track record, having assisted more than 17,500 veterans with their transition to private-sector careers. More than 3,500 veterans are currently being mentored across the nation.
How do you handle the everyday challenges of organizing, financing, managing, marketing, policies, procedures, selling, and everything else? With Business Power Tools “toolbox” full of customizable prebuilt software-driven financial, strategic, and operating templates ideal for starting, growing, and/or rebuilding your business.
Customers that use The Rosie Network’s referral link will save $50 and our non-profit will receive a percentage back to support the next generation of military entrepreneurs!
Our mission is: to holistically enrich the lives of California’s transitioning military, veterans, and their families across a wide spectrum of needs under our five pillars of support: Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship, Wellness, and Family.
From service member to small business owner, your values are the same, but the challenges you face might be different. Google is here to help you grow your business with free tools and training, all in one place.
To ensure that all active duty and veteran military spouse business owners have the tools and resources they need to strengthen their families, communities, and our economy.
NVBDC was established to address the growing need to identify and certify both service disabled and veteran owned businesses (SD/VOBs) in the government and commercial (corporate) marketplace. The NVBDC administers a rigorous certification process designed to withstand the scrutiny of governmental and corporate entities seeking to utilize certified SD/VOBs.
PsychArmor® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that offers critical resources to Americans so they can effectively engage with and support military service members, Veterans, and their families. At PsychArmor, we provide online training videos delivered by national subject matter experts who are fiercely committed to educating the civilian community about military culture – at no cost to the learner. Additionally, our Support Center provides follow-up coaching to reinforce the knowledge conveyed in our courses.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard & Reserve members and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. The SBA has 22 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).
Veteran Launch is committed to making our communities stronger through equal opportunity lending strategies. We work with small businesses to achieve long-lasting positive results.
The VIB Network is on a mission to provide
education, training, resources, and outreach
to help Veterans in business succeed.
The VIB Network is a nonprofit 501(c)3.
The Veteran Business Project promotes military, veterans, and spouses small business ownership opportunities. We do this by proudly offering our unique “vharmony™️” business match-making service, connecting veterans/spouses seeking to acquire established businesses with business owners wanting to divest. Our “vharmony™️” service includes a caseworker to facilitate the often challenging road to purchase, as well as a seasoned business mentor after the completed transaction.
Veterati is the digital mentorship platform to support the military community pursue the careers of their dreams at every point in their career journey. Connect directly with other entrepreneurs, advisors and other mentors to hyper-charge your entrepreneurial journey. Build yourself a cabinet of advisors and break through to greater levels of success with your business. Go for it!
Ninety-four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) – with over 300 local offices – form a nationwide network of dedicated procurement professionals working to help local businesses compete successfully in the government marketplace. PTACs are the bridge between buyer and supplier, bringing to bear their knowledge of both government contracting and the capabilities of contractors to maximize fast, reliable service to our government with better quality and at lower costs.
Whether you are active military, a veteran, or a military spouse, we’re here to help you navigate an ever-changing and often complex marketplace. We offer financial literacy trainings and tips, fraud alerts, and scam prevention programming through our partners and network of BBB facilitators across North America.
The Complete, Intuitive eMarketplace & eProcurement Cloud Solution.
Our purchasing, order processing and distribution fulfillment cloud software can automate and streamline your everyday business processes, saving you time, money and increasing profitability. To register your procurement offerings with ePS, please apply here. To find out more information, please visit the webinar from 2021 at therosienetwork.org/doing-business-with-aafes
First Command was founded in 1958 by a retired military officer who was passionate about helping service members and their families strengthen their financial security. Today, four out of five of our Advisors are military spouses or veterans. We offer careers that allow you to build your own business and choose your own schedule while helping other military families plan for their financial future. Our offices are located near bases around the world so you can keep your career in motion while you PCS. We also offer ongoing support, training and resources to help your business grow.
The IVMF and its staff of more than 100 professionals deliver class-leading programs in career, vocational and entrepreneurship education and training, providing service members, veterans and their families with the skills needed to be successful in education, work and life. The IVMF also coordinates comprehensive collective impact strategies; and works with communities and nonprofits to enhance service delivery for veterans and their families.
The association plays an active role in military personnel matters and especially proposed legislation affecting the career force, the retired community, and veterans of the uniformed services. MOAA's overarching goals are captured in its resolutions, which reflect the views of the entire membership. The membership provides input and votes on resolutions every two years (on even years).
The MVOTF focuses on pursuing and achieving tactical and strategic objectives by partnering with organizations having equal goals to help Veteran Businesses. We will engage, build, and lead the task force to extend the reach and understanding of corporate certification standards for the NVBDC program.
SCORE’s mission is to foster vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education. With the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs since 1964.
Soldier For Life engages and connects Army, government, and non-government organizations in order to influence policies, programs, and services that support Soldiers, Veterans, and Families, build sustainable relationships and outcomes, and reinforce the Soldier For Life (SFL) mindset throughout the entirety of the Soldier Life Cycle (SLC).
Boots to Business: Reboot (B2BR) brings Boots to Business off the installation, extending access to veterans of all eras, National Guard and Reserve, and military spouses.
The Department of Defense Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program provides education and career guidance to military spouses worldwide and offers comprehensive resources and tools for all stages of your career progression.
Engaging veterans, supporting communities, and accelerating growth.
Veterans Grow America helps veteran entrepreneurs grow their business through national showcase events.