Welcome Veterans!

We are proud to partner with Facebook to help veterans, military members and their families start and grow their own small businesses. Get free resources and find your mentor today.

How Can SCORE Help Veteran Entrepreneurs?

SCORE is the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors. Our network of more than 10,000 mentors can meet with you via phone, video, or email to answer your business questions. 

Some of our mentors also served in the military. They understand your challenges because they’ve faced them, too. They can help you translate military skills into business success by navigating available services, funding opportunities, government contracts and more.

SCORE also provides free business workshops and educational resources.
Here are a few for veteran entrepreneurs:

Recorded Webinar

Are You the Next Veteran Entrepreneur? Vet-to-Vet Advice About Business Ownership

Veteran Entrepreneurs will share expert insights to help Veterans determine their readiness for business ownership and discovering the path forward. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

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Blog

From Battle to Business: How the Military Prepared Me for the Corporate World

What if I told you that the organization that has created more business owners than any program in the nation will actually pay you to join? It’s the U.S. military. Read more

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Infographic: Veteran-owned Small Business Trends

SCORE’s latest infographic highlights the strengths of veteran small business owners and the challenges they face. Read more

Recorded Webinar

Funding Options for Veteran Entrepreneurs

SCORE mentor and Vietnam veteran Walter Abbott explains how veterans and their spouses can secure funding that will be best for their businesses. Read more

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Recorded Webinar

7 Steps to Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget

This webinar will show you the 7 steps needed to start a business, even if you have a small budget. Find out everything you need to know to launch the dream. Read more

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Our Mentors with Military Experience

Accounting & Cash Flow
Retired for US Department of Energy as Senior Executive after filling positions in Technical and Administrative... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Dar has over 50 years in the aerospace private sector and with the Government, including over 34 years in senior and C-... Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I enjoy connecting business plans, strategy, and digital marketing together to grow business. I have an MBA in... Read More >

Search our database to find other mentors who best meets your needs:


Veterans make up only 8% of the US population, but they’re twice as likely to own a business as their civilian counterparts. They own 9.2% of all U.S. businesses, employ 5.8 million employees and make $1.1 trillion in sales. Let SCORE and Facebook help you join the ranks of veteran entrepreneurs.

Find Your Mentor

Has SCORE helped you transition from military life to business ownership? Share your success story on SCORE.org. Your story can help inspire veterans and transitioning military members who are considering the same business journey.

Whether you found success with a mentor, a SCORE webinar or workshop, or with one of our online resources, we'd like to help spread the word about your business. Your company may be profiled in national marketing and press that can reach millions of people.

Share Your Story

Find a Workshop near you:

Infographic

Mutt's Sauce Small Business Journey

Article Language: English

While serving in the US Air Force, Charlie “Mutt” Ferrell, Jr. was known for his homemade, all-purpose sauce. Decades later, his granddaughter Charlynda founded Mutt’s Sauce to... Read more

Recorded Webinar

Empowering the Veteran and Military Small Business Community

Event Language: English
September 15, 2021, 3:20pm EDT

Hear from accomplished veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs and learn how you can tap into SBA’s veteran resources to start, grow, or expand your business. Read more

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Blog

8 Resources To Help Veteran Entrepreneurs & Small Businesses

Article Language: English
July 1, 2021,

To help veteran entrepreneurs flourish in business, we asked business professionals and CEOs this question for their best advice.

Blog

7 Great Side Business Ideas for Veterans

Article Language: English
May 26, 2021,

The skills veterans build in the military make them perfect for entrepreneurship upon return to civilian life. Explore 7 excellent side business ideas for veterans.

Recorded Webinar

From Veteran to Entrepreneur - Steps to Start and Find Funding

Event Language: English
May 4, 2021, 1:00pm EDT

This educational webinar will provide actionable step-by-step guidance on starting a business and filing proper documents to gain funds. Read more

View Webinar
Infographic

Infographic: Veteran-owned Small Business Trends

Article Language: English

SCORE’s latest infographic highlights the strengths of veteran small business owners and the challenges they face. Read more

Recorded Webinar

Funding Options for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Event Language: English
September 24, 2019, 1:00pm EDT

SCORE mentor and Vietnam veteran Walter Abbott explains how veterans and their spouses can secure funding that will be best for their businesses. Read more

View Webinar
Blog

Best Funding Sources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Article Language: English
July 25, 2019,

According to the SBA, one in four post-9/11 veterans wants to start their own business. Here are the top funding sources for veteran entrepreneurs.

Blog

Entrepreneurship Resources for Veterans

Article Language: English
July 14, 2019,

2.5 million military veterans own businesses. Are you a veteran who owns a business or hopes to start one in the near future?

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