Veteran Entrepreneur Program

Helping Veteran Entrepreneurs Launch and Grow Their Business

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.

 

Veterans Entrepreneur Program

Is a small four-person team serving all veterans and family members within Texas through the entrepreneurial process. Each request is processed manually. Due to the small nature of our team, we currently have up to a 75-business-day processing time for each request.

 

Consultative Services

  • Veteran Verification Letters
  • Veteran Owned Business Logo
  • Business Plans
  • Financing Your Business
  • Marketing Research
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Government Contracting
  • Exit Strategies

Business Partner Referral Services

  • Connecting veteran entrepreneurs with numerous specialists in all aspects of business
  • Referrals to 3rd party lenders ensure non-traditional options for financing

Outreach and Educational Services

Connect veteran entrepreneurs and small business owners with VEP Business Resource Partners such as:
  • SBA – Small Business Administration
  • SCORE – Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE, a 501(c)(3))
  • SBDC – Small Business Development Center
  • And other services dedicated to the business success of veterans and their families

We look forward to working with you! From one veteran to another, thank you for your service.

 

Veteran Verification Letter (VVL)


To request a VVL please send an email to:
vep@tvc.texas.gov

Please include the following in your email:
• Full Name
• Full Mailing Address w/ County
• Phone Number
• Date of Birth
• PLUS – one of the following:
• DD214, Member 4 or Service Copy 2 (must show discharge status) OR
• BA Letter of Service Disability (must show Branch of service, Dates of service, Discharge status OR
• NGB22 (Texas National Guard Only)

If your name differs from that on your verification document
please submit proof of a legal name change.

 

Veteran Owned Business (VOB) Logo


To request a VOB logo please send an email to:
vep@tvc.texas.gov

Eligibility:
Veteran(s) of the US Military,
National Guard or Reserves AND
Businesses that maintain a minimum of 51% ownership AND
Businesses that maintain a minimum of 51% management control AND Businesses that are actively operating in Texas.

Please include the following documents with your request:
• Texas Secretary of State (SOS) registration letter with filing
number County DBA document (if applicable)
• Operating agreement or Form 05-904
• DD214. NGB22. or VA Benefits Letter

If your name differs from that on your verification document
please submit proof of a legal name change.

 
 

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