Mission Statement and About OVBD

The Office of Veterans Business Development’s (OVBD) mission is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their dependents or survivors.

OVBD  is SBA’s  liaison with the veterans business community; provides policy analysis and reporting; and is as an Ombudsman for veteran entrepreneurs.  OVBD has a number of programs and services to assist aspiring and existing veteran entrepreneurs such as training, counseling and mentorship, and oversight of Federal procurement programs for Veteran-Owned and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

Leadership

Associate Administrator

Rhett Jeppson 's wide range experience includes extensive military service, small business management, and directing a state’s procurement activities.  As a result, he was appointed...

Connect With Us

Washington Office Center
409 3rd Street, S.W. Suite 5110
Washington, DC 20416
United States
Phone: 202-205-6773
Fax: 202-205-7292
TTY/TTD: 800-877-8339