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Helpful Websites

Publications/Websites for Veteran Small Business Business Owners 

VetLikeMe – A website and newsletter owned and maintained by service-disabled veteran Hardy Stone. Disseminates topical articles of interest focused on veterans and veteran-owned small businesses. Free but donations can be made via PayPal. (

National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) – NaVOBA is dedicated to providing information and resources to vetean-owned businesses. Its website that includes many helpful webinars aimed at veteran-owned businesses competed in the federal marketplace. Also includes the Vetrepreneur magazine. ( – Website that covers a variety of veterans topics, to include: benefits, news, and education. (

PubKLaw – Excellent website for tracking developments in laws, regulations, bid protests, and court cases affecting veteran-owned businesses. (

Capital LookUp – An online source for financial information and articles, small business news, and information regarding business loans and business credit cards. Includes online tool for identifying local loan opportunities (

Government Resources

Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) – Website for the VetBiz VIP Verification Program, including applications, entity search, and eligibility information (

Department of Veterans Affairs Business homepage – Provides links to small business opportunities, information on starting a business, and (

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Department of Veterans Affairs – Office of the VA that offers resources for starting small businesses, hosts conferences and events, and aims to help veteran-own small businesses grow and expand. Also provides information about subcontracting opportunities (

Small Business Administration’s Office of Veterans Business Development – Responsible for liaison with the Veteran business community, policy analysis and reporting, acting as an Ombudsman for Veterans in Small Business Administration programs, providing business training, counseling and assistance, and overseeing the Federal procurement programs for Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small businesses (

SBA Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned – SBA resources relating to starting, growing and financing a business; finding a business mentor; and obtaining relevant counseling and training (

VA Mentor-Protégé Program – Provides information, relevant links and resources (including sample agreements) pertaining to the VA’s Mentor Protégé Program, which provides developmental assistance to SDVOSBs and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) in order to enhance their capabilities to perform as prime contractors and subcontractors on VA procurements (

Small Business Administration Office of Hearings and Appeals – The independent SBA office that hears small business-related appeals including size appeals, NAICS code appeals, 8(a) appeals, and SDVOSBs appeals  (

Resources for Pursuing Government Contract Opportunities 

GSA Advantage – The Government’s online catalog for placing orders off the federal supply schedule (

Federal Business Opportunities – Lists agency procurements and opportunities, ability to search and track based on set-aside code, agency, and solicitation number (

Department of Veterans Affairs Forecast of Contracting Opportunities – Forecast representing VA’s best estimate of procurement opportunities during fiscal year 2012

National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) – Advocate association for small businesses that works with large corporations and the Government to ensure small business opportunities

Relevant Statutes, Regulations & Rules

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 19.5 – Describes purpose of set-aside program, requirements for conducting set-asides, the distinction between partial and total set-asides, and method to conduct set-asides (

FAR Subpart 19.7 – Regulations addressing the Small Business Subcontracting Program, including statutory requirements, eligibility requirements, subcontracting plan requirements, and contracting officer duties (

Government Contracting Programs (13 CFR Part 125) – Regulations applicable to the SDVOSB program, including pertinent definitions, eligibility requirements, contracting with SDVOSBs, and award protest procedures (

Veterans Small Business Regulations (38 CFR Part 74) – Regulations outlining the eligibility requirements and process for applying for admission to the VetBiz VIP Verification Program (

The Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 200 (638 U.S.C. 8127) (the “Act”) – Specific provision relating to the VA’s set-aside goals and requirements for conducting set-asides ( The full Act can be accessed at (provisions relating to SDVOSB set-asides at Sections 502 and 503).

VA Mentor-Protégé Program (48 CFR 819.71) – Regulations relating to the VA Mentor-Protégé Program, including, purpose, eligibility requirements, incentives for mentor concerns, and application process for VA approval (

48 CFR Chapter 8 (Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation)(VAAR) – The set of rules specifically governing requirements exclusive to VA prime and subcontracting actions (

Rules of Procedure Governing Cases Before the Office of Hearings and Appeals (13 CFR Part 134) – Include deadlines, information relating to who may appeal, and rules of practice and procedure for the different types of appeals (

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