A Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (or Service Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise aka SDVBE) refers to any company that is 51% majority owned and operated by a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and received an injury or disability “in line of duty in the active military, naval, or air service. An injury or disease incurred during military service will be deemed to have been incurred in the line of duty” and can range from 0 to 100% disability rating. Veteran-owned businesses may be small, medium, or large firms.
The following agencies certify service disabled veterans looking to be identified as service disabled veteran-owned businesses:
- Department of Veterans Affairs (VA – Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- National Veteran Business Development Council – http://nvbdc.org/
- National Veteran Owned Business Association – https://navoba.org/
- US Business Leadership Network – http://www.usbln.org
For resources from the Small Business Administration on starting a business as a veteran, CLICK HERE