Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Entrepreneur Program



The Veteran Entrepreneur Program (VEP), established in 2013 and in accordance with Texas Code Sec. 434.022. (2)(c), provides veteran entrepreneurs and veteran small businesses the tools they need to start or grow their businesses. Our team of consultants, who are veterans, business owners, and MBA graduates, are dedicated to your success and our program advisor ensures that our tools and processes help us deliver timely, quality services to veterans, family members, and survivors. Services provided by the Veteran Entrepreneur Program:

1. Consultative services to help you from business start-up to exit:

  • Business Plans
  • Financing Your Business
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Government Contracting
  • Exit Strategies
  • And, more!

2. Business Partner Referral services allow VEP to connect veteran entrepreneurs to numerous specialists in all aspects of business. Additionally, referrals to 3rd party lenders ensure non-traditional options for financing.

3. Outreach and educational services to veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners occur in collaboration with VEP business resource partners: the Small Business Administration (SBA), Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a resource partner of the SBA), the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC), and others dedicated to the business success of veterans and their families.

Since program inception the VEP has assisted over 17,000 veterans with their dreams of business ownership. Why shouldn’t you be next?

Texas Veterans Mean Business Podcast: https://castbox.fm/channel/id2455203?country=us


Career Phase:
  • No Requirement
Discharges Allowed:
  • No Minimum Discharge
Military Branch:
  • All/Any
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Virtual - Online Only
Services Category:
  • Employ - Entrepreneurial
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
  • Any Disability
Vet Plus: