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Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship

Veteran Entrepreneurship is an IDVA and CMS jointly-led initiative (originally launched in June 2012) that brings together pertinent government agencies, educational institutions, trade associations, business sector experts, and employers to educate returning servicemembers and veterans regarding resources and advancement opportunities available to veteran-owned businesses.

Veteran Entrepreneurship provides a variety of venues to (1) help returning servicemembers and veterans start their own business and (2) assist existing veteran-owned businesses in expanding their operation and accessing procurement opportunities. These include training seminars, educational sessions, and other related events that enable veterans and veteran business owners to gain targeted assistance relating to:

  • Procurement opportunities;
  • Business certifications;
  • Application procedures;
  • Writing a business plan;
  • Managing business finances;
  • Gaining access to capital;
  • Marketing and branding; and
  • Other key steps in the entrepreneurial process.

At the same time, participants have a unique opportunity to network and exchange best practices with agency experts, key business associations, and like-minded professionals.

For more information, please visit Veteran Entrepreneurship.