U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Center for Veterans Enterprise
Provides free professional development and business resources, minimizes access barriers and promotes the benefits of working with veteran-owned businesses to the public.
BUZGate.org provides an easy-to-use robust gateway to business mentors, information, goods, and services tailored to supporting small business start-up, growth, and profitability. BUZGate.org provides a reliable, trusted network where users can build knowledge and establish productive business-to-business relationships. Website content focuses on educating individuals about thousands of free and low-cost public assistance programs and productivity-enhancing business solutions that exist to support their businesses.
Colorado's Small Business Development Center Network
The Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are dedicated to helping veteran small businesses throughout Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, and Montana achieve their goals of growth, expansion, innovation, increased productivity and success. The SBDC Network combines the resources of federal, state and local governments with those of the educational system and private sector to meet the specialized and complex needs of the veteran small business community. Management, financial and marketing experts work with veteran entrepreneurs to provide crucial information and guidance that can mean the difference between success and failure.
Boots to Business
Boots to Business: From Service to Startup is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)-sponsored, worldwide program offered as a component of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) redesigned Transition Assistance Program (TAP) renamed Transition GPS. Boots to Business is offered by the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University (SU) and operated by SU’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), in partnership with SBA resource partners. Boots to Business is a three-step training program developed to introduce and train transitioning service members to business ownership. Boots to Business helps ensure that every transitioning service member has access to a standardized entrepreneurship training track and small business resources in their local communities. After completing Boots to Business participants will have the tools and knowledge they need to identify a business opportunity, draft a business plan, connect with local small business resources, and launch their small business.