Veterans, Guards, Reservists

SCORE is committed to helping veterans, service members and their families looking to start and grow small businesses with significant, long term success.  SCORE provides advice, training programs, and long term mentors for the life of any small business – no matter the stage.

We have an initiative that is targeted to assist members of our military (active duty, reserves, and National Guard) and all veterans and their immediate family members with many unique special offers.  This program, sponsored by The Walmart Foundation, is called the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative. It provides:

  • SCORE’s mentoring program where Veteran Fast Launch participants are assigned a highly experienced mentor to guide them every step of the way.
  • FREE or significantly discounted resources for starting businesses, such as computer software and business services (provided by major corporate partners) Click here to learn more.

 

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Latest News

29 May 2015

Each year, approximately 180,000 veterans are returning to civilian life. A number of these returning vets are looking into starting their own businesses.

The qualities that veterans have developed—leadership, strong work ethic, ability to work with others – give them a leg up in terms of launching a business; in fact, in 2009, veteran-owned businesses made up 14% of all businesses in the U.S.