Vetrepreneur Veteran Owned Business Directory

veteran small business certification

Using the Veteran Owned Business (VOB) directory is one more way you can further support both active and retired service members. It’s also a free place for Veterans to promote their own small business (assuming they have one).

The Veteran Owned Business Directory was established by the National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA). You can search the directory by subject keywords and receive a list of Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs) across the USA. You can also search by entering your zip code and find local businesses in your area.

If you are a Veteran and have your own small business (a vetrepreneur), you can list your business information on the site for free. Vetrepreneurs can upgrade by paying a monthly membership fee of $3.99 to receive a website certification badge and a subscription to Vetrepreneur Magazine (formerly known as Veterans Business Journal).

The Value of a National Veteran Owned Business Directory:

  1. When you purchase items or services from a Veteran Owned Business, you are rewarding service members even further for service to our country.Shop at a Veteran Owned Business for:


    • Christmas presents
    • Birthday gifts
    • Gifts for military service members
    • Your own small business supplies
    • Business to Business (B2B) sales or services
  2. Network with other VOBs
  3. Advertise your own veteran small business nationally for free:
    • 94% of American consumers said the gratitude they feel makes them more likely to Buy Veteran.
    • 95% of Americans feel a sense of gratitude toward military veterans.
    • 70% of American consumers would rather buy from a veteran.*

    *Statistics from Ten reasons to join NaVOBA / Buy Veteran

If you are not a vetrepreneur (for example, a former spouse who never served in the military) and would like to read the small business ideas in Vetrepreneur Magazine, you can still subscribe to Vetrepreneur Magazine.

  • Vetrepreneur Magazine for Veterans (includes National Veteran Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) certification badge and directory listing)

Success Strategies for Veteran Business Owners

You may also be interested in a book focused on veteran entrepreneurs.

“I highly recommend this book to the 3 million plus Veteran Owned Business Owners out there. Veterans start a new business 4 times the rate of anyone else and it’s about time some one spoke our own language…” Read more of this Amazon reviewer’s comments and more about VICTORY: 7 Entrepreneur Success Strategies for Veterans.

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