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Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization


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

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.

Start a Business

Access Financing

Identify financing resources to support the start-up, development, or growth of your small business.

Funding for VOSBs

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.

Grow Your Business

Find Opportunities

Become familiar with Federal government contracting programs. Find Federal opportunities that align with your small business.

Find Federal Government Contracting Programs

Resources for Veterans

Access programs and services geared toward the Veteran small business community.

Learn About Government Programs

How to do Business with Federal Agencies

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

Federal Procurement Opportunities

Vets First Acquisition Program

The Vets First Program affords SBA Certified firms the opportunity to compete for VA set asides.

Learn More About Certification

Doing Business With VA

Learn more about VA Small and Veteran Business Programs. Access information and resources on government procurements, subcontracting, and more.

Get Started

Direct Access Program

Network, build partnerships, and gain access to program and contracting staff through VA Direct Access Events.

Gain Access

Strategic Outreach and Communications

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

View Strategic Outreach Programs

Corporate Connections

Corporate Connections are designed to help Veteran small business concerns with capacity building, past performance evaluation, and related small business activities.

Discover Corporate Connections

Franchising Opportunities

Browse a list of franchising opportunities available to Veterans.

Browse Franchising Opportunities

Training and Employment Programs

Unique training and employment programs designed to engage and equip our Nation’s Veteran population as they transition to civilian employment.

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