We understand the business challenges you are facing due to the current health situation of COVID-19.  We are monitoring the situation and are in communication with the Small Business Administration, the Governor’s Office, and our partners who are interested in ensuring your continued business success.  To stay informed, visit the U.S. Small Business Administration website: https://www.sba.gov/.

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. To learn more, visit: https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.

The Texas Comptroller is standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.  To learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due call the Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880.  In addition, the Texas Comptroller has a variety of online tools for businesses seeking assistance. Go to COVID-19 emergency response webpage for access to online tools, tutorials and other resources for tax services, and to establish 24/7 online account access with Webfile.

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?

To reach your dedicated business consultant complete the CONNECTING WITH THE ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM form on the right-hand column of this page. For General Inquiries email us at vep@tvc.texas.gov

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Contact VEP

1-800-252-VETS (8387)

Anna Baker
Manager, Veteran Entrepreneur Program

Connecting with the Entrepreneur Program

Complete this form, and a business consultant will contact you for assistance.

Veteran Entrepreneur Outreach and Advocacy