Small Business Resource Hub for Veterans provides support and highlights economic impact

WASHINGTON, November 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Veteran-owned small businesses now have additional support and resources through SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, experienced business mentors. SCORE’s Small Business Hub for Veterans helps veteran entrepreneurs turn military skills into business success by overcoming challenges and accessing a wealth of resources combined with free mentoring support. SCORE is a resource partner of the US Small Business Administration.

Experienced business owners make up an important part of our nation’s economy, accounting for 9.1% of all US businesses 1 trillion dollars in annual revenue and employs nearly six million Americans. SCORE data also shows that veterans contribute to entrepreneurship to a greater extent than non-veterans.

“When you’re in the military, you’re part of a community that’s much larger than the individual. At SCORE, we understand that and make it our mission to provide every veteran with the support they need to thrive as a small business owner .” said SCORE CEO Bridget Weston.

“What really drew me to SCORE was that they were able to provide mentors who had been through the process of starting and running a business multiple times. ‘ said the veteran Justin Colberta score Washington, D.C Customer and owner/founder of Vander, LLC.

Veterans can search the SCORE database and browse mentor profiles or enter their zip code and pair up with a mentor in a local SCORE chapter. Many of SCORE’s mentors have previously served in the military and can help entrepreneurs leverage their military experience with complementary small business resources. Free resources for veterans include business workshops, articles, and webinars with step-by-step instructions on how to start and grow your business.

“If you go to the SCORE website you can actually select different mentors from the list. You can see their references and their experiences. You can be matched with whoever can help you the most. SCORE is a starting point for your business,” said Fanny XieArmy veteran and owner of Uni Uni Bubble Tea, in Appleton, Wisc.

For veterans at every stage of entrepreneurship, whether starting, expanding or troubleshooting a business, visit the SCORE Small Business Hub for Veterans.

About SCORE:

Since 1964, SCORE has helped 11 million entrepreneurs start or grow a business. SCORE’s 10,000 volunteers provide free mentoring, workshops and educational services to more than 1,500 communities nationwide, creating 25,084 new businesses and 71,475 non-ownership jobs in 2021 alone. Visit SCORE at Follow @SCOREmentors on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

sponsored [in part] through a cooperation agreement with the US Small Business Administration.

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