Our Mission

This first-of-its-kind national initiative supports the success of veteran, service member, and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them with entrepreneurial education and training, small business resources and solutions, and commerce and supplier opportunities.

The Coalition advocates for and supports businesses operated by the greater military and veteran community, including both business-to-business and business-to-consumer models.

Why the Coalition?

Frank Bisignano, Chairman and CEO of First Data, introduces the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business.

Of the more than 27 million Small Businesses in the U.S., more than 2.5 million (9 percent) are veteran owned (SBA)

Veteran businesses employ more than 5.8 million people in the U.S. (SBA)

Veteran owned businesses generate more than $1.2 trillion in sales per year (SBA)

Join a national platform to support military spouse and veteran-owned businesses, entrepreneurs, and suppliers.

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**New veteran & military spouse #entrepreneurship event!**

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families - IVMF and First Data will co-host Veteran EDGE - a first of its kind event dedicated to veteran entrepreneurs and the ecosystem that supports them.

During this 3.5-day conference and training event, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran-owned businesses (VOBs) from around the country will gather to network and share the latest opportunities, best practices, and available resources for their growing companies.

Participants will be veteran and military spouse small business owners who have an established growing business, companies who want to do business with VOBs, subject matter experts, and other stakeholders.

Learn more: ivmf.syracuse.edu/veteranedge
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Happy 381st birthday to The National Guard! On the scene since 1636 and still going strong!

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