In addition to federal government and private programs related to supporting military veterans who are business owners, most states have offices or agencies that help veterans access their benefits, run programs related to the employment of veterans, and encourage business ownership by military veterans.

This is a list of links to such state agencies (note: not all states have programs listed, but contact the agency in your state for information, even if it is not listed on their website):


  • Guam
  • Puerto Rico
  • U.S. Virgin Islands

See also: Information on small business resources for veterans can be found on The WIKI at the Veterans Category Hub.

8 SBA Resources to Help Veterans Start and Run Businesses | 2013

We encourage small businesses to hire veterans. And for veterans who want to create jobs, we encourage them to look into these SBA programs that assist vets who want to start or already have created businesses.