My answer to What benefits are available to veterans from the Veteran's Administration?
Answer by Ken Larson:
Kudos to Bruce for his answer. In addition, please consider the following:
“The SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development works to formulate, implement and promote policies and programs that equip members of the military community with counseling, training and education, as well as access to capital to start their own businesses and assist them with contracting opportunities.
Since 2013, 50,000 transitioning service members and military spouses have participated in the program as part of the Defense Department’s Transition Assistance Program. B2B provided — for the first time since World War II — a strong, visible pipeline of potential veteran business owners.
Boots to Business provides free entrepreneurship training in more than 200 military installations and military communities. Graduates of these programs are 53 percent more likely to start a business, and 91 percent are still in business after a year, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families.
Resources like the provide entrepreneurial development, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible members of the military community. The supports organizations that deliver entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans, and the is an accelerator-like program that focuses on procurement.
In addition to the resources listed above, female veterans, active duty, and military spouses can also access resources through , or V-WISE.