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Entrepreneurship

 

Veterans transitioning to civilian life may be interested in starting a business in their community. Explore Veteran programs and resources to help with entrepreneurship such as the VA Accelerator Program and Boots to Business.


 
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  • Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). This fact sheet provides the details you need to know.

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  • Governor Terry McAuliffe today proposed a legislative package for the 2017 General Assembly session designed to ensure that returning service members and their families are provided every opportunity for success when they settle in the Commonwealth. The package includes initiatives created to encourage entrepreneurship among former service members and legislation that will streamline cooperation between civilian and military agencies to better respond to cases of child neglect. Additionally, following the JLARC report’s recommendations, the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program will undergo comprehensive reforms so that it may better serve our men and women in uniform.

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  • The VA Accelerator is the only program of its kind designed to help Disabled Veterans launch their own company or expand their existing business. It was designed for Disabled Veterans who are in the Chapter 31 program. 

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  • Recognizing that transition from military service is not complete on the date of your discharge, Virginia Transition Assistance Program (VTAP) is designed to provide transition resources and assistance to Veterans who now call Virginia home. VTAP assists Transitioning Service Members and Veterans connect with resources and opportunities in employment, education and entrepreneurship here in Virginia.

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  • The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program is authorized by Congress under Title 38, United States Code, Chapter 31.  It is sometimes referred to as the Chapter 31 program. The VR&E program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities and an employment handicap and Servicemembers who are in the process of transitioning from military to civilian employment prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. 

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