Office of Veterans Business Development

#VetBiz Year in Review: Successes, Lessons Learned, Resolutions

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments as a veteran business owner—and think ahead to a new year full of possibilities for you and your #VetBiz. Here at the SBA, we’re excited to continue to celebrate the veteran business community and serve the next generation of veteran entrepreneurs in the new year and for years to come.

What successes did you have this year? What lessons did you learn? What are your goals for the new year? Whether you’re hoping to turn your business dream into a reality or ready to grow your business to the next level, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

Check out these resources to help you and your veteran-owned business succeed in 2020:

Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC): If you haven’t checked out your local VBOC this year, make it a priority for 2020! VBOCs can help you check off just about everything on your New Year’s resolution list. Think of this as your one-stop shop for all things business—including workshops, counseling and mentorship, resource referrals, and much more.

Boots to Business + Boots to Business Reboot (B2B): New year, new… business? B2B is a great program for transitioning service members who are ready to take on small business ownership in the new year. This program helps aspiring veteran entrepreneurs learn the fundamentals of business and determine if business ownership is right for them. Already left the service? Then B2B Reboot lets you take the program right in your local community.

Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP): Women service members, veterans, and military spouses—what are your business goals for 2020? If you’re interested in starting or growing your business venture in the new year, check out WVETP. This program is specifically designed to give women entrepreneurs the business-savvy skills they need to become successful small business owners. 

Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP): As a service-disabled veteran, you have the opportunity to translate your disability into the skills you need to start a successful business—and our training program is here to help. Use SDVETP to jumpstart your entrepreneurship journey in 2020 and learn about the resources and opportunities available specifically for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses.

Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneurship Training Program (VFPETP): Is 2020 your year to start exploring the government contracting world? VFPETP can help you and your business become procurement-ready by arming you with the training and resources you need to enter (or expand within!) the federal marketplace.

Exciting times are ahead—and we look forward to embarking upon the New Year with you and your #VetBiz. To learn more about the SBA’s resources for veteran business owners, visit the SBA veterans page at