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Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

The Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) is designed to save you time with direct access to the resources necessary to guide every step of entrepreneurship. VEP makes it easier for small businesses to access federal services, regardless of its source—and quickly connects Veteran entrepreneurs to relevant ‘best-practices’ and information. 

Start a Business

Start a Business External link to a government website

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. Learn how to start a business » 

Access Financing

Access Financing External link to a government website

Identify financing resources to support the start-up, development, or growth of your small business.
Learn about funding for VOSBs » 
Learn about SBA Loan Programs »

Grow Your Business

Grow Your Business External link to a government website

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

Find Opportunities

Find Opportunities External link to a government website

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. 
Find Federal government contracting programs » 

Resources for Veterans

Resources for Veterans External link to a government website

Access relevant Federal, state, and local programs and services geared toward the Veteran small business community. Learn about government programs » 

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 agency. Learn about Federal procurement opportunities »

Vets First Contracting Program

Veterans First Verification Program

Learn about Veterans First Contracting Program - VA's unique procurement set-aside and sole-sourcing opportunities.
Get started with Vets First Verification Program »

How to do Business with VA

Doing Business With VA

Learn more about VA Small and Veteran Business Programs. Access information and resources on government procurements, subcontracting, franchising, and more.  
Get started doing business with VA »

Training and Employment

Direct Access Program

Network, build partnerships, and gain access to program and contracting staff through Direct Access Events.
Get started with DAP »

Strategic Outreach

Strategic Outreach and Communications

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

Corporate Partnerships

Corporate Partnerships

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

Franchising Opportunities

Franchising Opportunities

Browse a growing list of franchising opportunities available to Veterans.
Browse a list of franchising opportunities »

Training and Employment

Training and Employment Programs

Unique training and employment programs designed to engage and equip our Nation’s Veteran population with tools for a bright and rewarding future.
Get started with training and employment »

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