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.

Meet Some of Our Veteran Mentors

Business Plans / Startup Assistance
I can help you start, run and grow a business. Currently own and run two small businesses (since 1997). I have mentored... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help to analyze business opportunities and implement best practices in manufacturing, sales, marketing,... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
General Management, Operations, Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales... Read More >

Business Strategy & Planning
Information systems technical services consulting executive and program manager.  Managed consulting and software... Read More >
Business Finance & Accounting
I joined a "Big Eight" accounting firm upon graduation from college. Following two-year military service, I joined a... Read More >
Business Strategy & Planning
I can help with startups,assessing the viability of a business idea, cash flow, marketing and general business... Read More >

Business Strategy & Planning
Sales, Real Estate, Manufacturing   Read More >
Business Plans / Startup Assistance
Can help business owners with strategic planning, as well as, business operations. Read More >

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


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

Live Webinar

May 4: 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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Live Webinar

June 2: 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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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

Become a Thriving Vetpreneur!

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.

SCORE and Facebook can help you join those ranks!

Find Your Mentor

Find a Workshop near you:

Infographic

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

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

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Blog

Best Funding Sources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

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

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?

Blog

Tools for Veteran Entrepreneurs

July 2, 2019,

In 2016, the US Census Bureau reported that veterans own a whopping 7.5% of small businesses in the US – that’s 405,235 businesses out of 5.4 million nationwide!

Blog

How Diverse Is Your Workforce?

January 22, 2019,

So how well are small business owners doing at diversifying their workforces? Maybe not as well as they think.