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Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs

1,713,151 veteran-owned U.S. businesses are contributing $1 trillion in annual revenue. SCORE is dedicated to helping veteran entrepreneurs. Leverage our resources and mentors, some of whom served in the military and understand the challenges and opportunities.

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Tom McMahon of Urban Dwell
SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors.

They can help you translate military skills into business success by navigating available services, funding opportunities, government contracts, and more. With your tenacity and the knowledge of the SCORE mentors, your business can thrive and grow.

"My SCORE mentor was there every step of the way, providing inputs and recommendations."

Read about Tom's Success
Get free business advice from experienced mentors

SCORE business mentors can help you start, grow, or transition your business. Enter your zip code and complete the mentoring request form to get matched with a business expert near you!

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SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Ed Coleman

"Volunteering at SCORE is my way of showing appreciation to those who helped and guided me during my career while sharing my background and experience to help entrepreneurs succeed. While I enjoy working with all SCORE clients, as a U.S. Army Veteran, I particularly enjoy working with veterans to translate their military experience into entrepreneurship. Helping clients realize their dreams is very gratifying and the essence of the SCORE mission."

Veteran Entrepreneurs Who Turned to SCORE as a Partner

With SCORE by your side, you don't have to go it alone. SCORE has helped countless veteran entrepreneurs find success in their small businesses. See how SCORE has helped some small business owners start and grow their small businesses. Yours could be the next success story!

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Mutt's Sauce
Small Business Journey

"Even though I don't come from a family of entrepreneurs, John made me see it was still possible, and I launched four months after we started working together. Everything that SCORE offered was exactly what I needed to get the business started."

Check Out Their Journey
Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs
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Military Spouse Pathway to Business Classes

Military spouses are well-suited to entrepreneurship, as owning a small business can offer a flexible career that can adapt to the frequent relocations common to military family life. The Military Spouse Pathway to Business course provides a comprehensive introduction to the essential aspects of starting and running a business, free of charge.



See Upcoming Classes
SCORE Volunteer Mentor
Bob Janesak

"My decision to join SCORE as a mentor was based on my desire to help. My years of work experience and mentoring new employees made volunteering with SCORE a great fit. I have found that veteran small business entrepreneurs who come to SCORE are more focused and determined. The action to create a business plan and the tactics to execute it, resonate well with them.

Veteran qualities and skill sets, with SCORE mentoring, are also a great fit. This collaboration increases the probability of business success. As a veteran, I take pride in my responsibility mentoring fellow veterans."

Volunteer with SCORE

Support small businesses in your community. SCORE is looking for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences to serve in various roles — from knowledgeable business mentors to local community advocates.

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