Launch Your Own Business

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Impact of the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program

  • $22 MIL Revenue

    generated by our graduates
  • 1117 Veterans

    served by our programs
  • 121 Businesses

    opened by our veterans to date
  • 171 Hires

    made by our veterans to date
Resources For Veteran Entrepreneurs 

Get Help Starting Your Veteran-Owned Business

Nearly one in four active duty service members and veterans want to open and operate their own business. Opportunity, freedom, and challenge attract them to business ownership. Are you one of them?

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program is made up of multiple components. If the idea of becoming an entrepreneur interests you, we offer a free, online course that allows you to work at your own pace and learn more about being an entrepreneur. We have partnered with six Network Partner Organizations throughout the state. Each Network Partner hosts monthly networking events for Veterans to learn more about the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program and get connected with local entrepreneurs and resources. Do you need help with a specific business topic like how use QuickBooks or run a social media marketing campaign? Our Network Partners will also be hosting frequent short workshops on specific business topics. Do you already have a business idea but need help with the details? Apply for the Veterans Florida Advanced Entrepreneurship Program and receive 9 weeks of face to face instruction.

Do you already own your own business? If so, we can help you get certified for free with the Florida Office of Supplier Diversity and find funding for your Veteran Owned Business through partnerships with our investors StreetShares and The Bricks.


Entrepreneurship Program Eligibility 

The program is designed for those who:

  • Are one of the following:
    • Honorably discharged veteran*
    • Active duty US Armed Forces(with 1 year left before discharge)
    • Current or former member of the National Guard or Reserves
  • Reside in Florida
  • Demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship

* if you do not have your DD214, you may obtain it at this link:

Contact Us For More Information

Explore In-Person Workshops

2-3 hour workshops held by partner organizations. Ideal for those with early-stage ideas or companies. Open to all vets.


Discover Online Courses

Learn the basics of entrepreneurship at your own pace with our online curriculum. Perfect for veterans contemplating entrepreneurship. Open to all vets.


Advanced Program

60 hours of in-class training held at one of our six participating organizations designed to prepare participants for all elements of entrepreneurship. For veterans with well-defined business ideas or early-stage companies. Acceptance required.

Network Partner Map

Network Partners

The Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program network is offered at six network partner organizations across the state.