Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
Small Business Development Center
Meet one-on-one with WV SBDC business coaches to receive confidential, no-cost technical assistance to help start and grow your business in West Virginia. SBDC helps you identify your goals, develop valuable skills and acquire the necessary resources to make your business a success.
- WVU Center: Sharon Stratton
Phone: (304) 293-5839 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Morgantown Center: Frank Goldsborough
Phone: (304) 945-3040 | Email: email@example.com
Small Business Administration: Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD)
Devoted exclusively to promoting veteran entrepreneurship, the OVBD facilitates the use of all SBA programs by veterans, service-disabled veterans, reservists, active-duty service members, transitioning service members, and their dependents or survivors.
SBA programs provide access to capital and preparation for small business opportunities. They can also connect veteran small business owners with federal procurement and commercial supply chains.
West Virginia Purchasing Division
Minority businesses are welcome to participate in the competitive-purchasing process within state government. To get started, businesses are encouraged to become registered with WV Purchasing Division, so you are aware of upcoming bid opportunities.
Grow with Google: Veteran Led
From service member to small business owner, your values are the same, but the challenges you face might be different. Google is here to help you grow your business with free tools and training, all in one place.
Facebook Military + Veterans Hub
The values and experiences of military and veterans play a key role in helping us achieve our mission of bringing the world closer together. As a proud supporter of the MilVet community, Facebook is a place where veterans can find valuable opportunities, draw on their unique skills and make a real impact.
LinkedIn: Military & Veterans
LinkedIn believes every military veteran can go on to do great things. That’s why LinkedIn is proud to support the military and veterans community. As you launch the next stage of your career, or as your family moves from base to base, LinkedIn offers eligible members of the military community one year of free access to LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning.
Operation Welcome Home
Operation Welcome Home is a 501c3 non-profit job placement organization dedicated to helping veterans and their families overcome barriers to employment and providing them with the knowledge and resources needed to secure a fulfilling position in the civilian workforce.
US Chamber of Commerce: Hiring Our Heroes
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) initiative launched in March 2011 as a nationwide effort to connect veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities.