About Us

Our Mission

The Alliance is a vibrant organization that empowers, provides resources to, and works side-by-side with veterans to promote and support them in establishing, maintaining and growing viable business enterprises.

The Alliance has helped thousands achieve financial rehabilitation through entrepreneurship. We recognize that veterans’ experience in the military prepares them to be smart, capable entrepreneurs. We help disabled veterans achieve the satisfaction, pride and independence that comes from running their own business.

Veterans come home with a strong sense of the value of discipline, hard work and leadership. They’ve worked in the most challenging circumstances imaginable and know they can accomplish anything with the right team.

We are here to be part of a veteran’s team as they build a new life through building a business.

We Empower Veterans

The USVBA is a vibrant organization that empowers, provides resources to, and works side-by-side with veterans to promote and support them in establishing, maintaining and growing viable business enterprises.

Our diverse, highly experienced veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA. Our contractors and staff are top notch, committed and passionate about managing the organization in a way that provides real value to our members. Thank you to each and everyone of you that are devoted to helping veteran owned businesses start, sustain or grow thereby providing purpose which helps the veteran, their family, the community and nation as a whole. Helping one another is an economic as well as moral imperative. We are a strong, tested, proven group that is anything but disabled.

We are twice as likely to be successful in business over other small businesses and we hire veterans at twice the rate. Our skills we learned while serving are tangible and that translates to reduced risk on the buyer’s end. We make up one out of every ten small businesses in this country and one out of every seven franchises yet we make up less than 1% of the population. Women veteran business owners are the fastest growing segment of any group. We contribute $6T in receipts and hire over 6B people. Our population is not shrinking-we are growing with over 2M veterans needing help in this space. Yes, in terms of population we are small but in terms of our contribution to the economy and this country-we are mighty!

We're the longest running organization whose sole focus has been on Veterans entrepreneurship. Our experience has made us a model for other states. We believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.

We Help Veterans Reach Success

With the combination of a diverse, accomplished, and passionate Board of Directors and professional staff enables the U.S. Veteran Business Alliance to implement its vision of honoring service and empowering success, we believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.
Beside the standard information any new business owner needs, the Alliance provides experienced U.S. Veteran business owners to act as mentors and consultants to the prospective fellow Veteran entrepreneur.

The Alliance will also develop a market place for older Veterans to sell their established, successful business to younger Veterans, giving them a leg up in the challenge of business ownership while preserving all the assets created by the original owner.
Our diverse, highly experienced veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA. Our contractors and staff are top notch, committed and passionate about managing the organization in a way that provides real value to our members. Thank you to each and everyone of you that are devoted to helping veteran owned businesses start, sustain or grow thereby providing purpose which helps the veteran, their family, the community and nation as a whole. Helping one another is an economic as well as moral imperative. We are a strong, tested, proven group that is anything but disabled.

We're the longest running organization whose sole focus has been on Veterans entrepreneurship. Our experience has made us a model for other states. We believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.

We Connect USVBA Contractors with Government Agencies and Commercial Contractors Looking to Purchase Products and Services

The USVBA supports veterans through mentorship, advocation, education, and promoting and navigating the joys and pitfalls of business ownership. The USVBA does this through state-of-the-art technologies, experienced personnel, strategic events aimed at improving business skills and connecting the veteran business owner to new business opportunities, local chapters nationwide, fundraising, data capture, and strong membership support.

We help U.S. veterans certify their business for DVBE contracts and, through our efforts, have helped raise the number of DVBE contracts as high as 4%.

Our History

In 1989, with the leadership of Senator Ralph Dills and Mr. John Lopez, an active member for the Association of Disabled Veterans (“ASDV”) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (“VFW”), the California legislature determined that disabled veterans deserved special consideration on state contracts because they suffered permanent disabilities as a result of their service to our nation. This law offers veterans the opportunity to gain experience in business while sharing their expertise with the citizens of California.

The U.S. Veteran Business Alliance was formed in 1994 following the establishment of the DVBE Program. Its original mission was to assist California state agencies to meet the DVBE procurement goal, which is currently 3% annually. All California certified DVBEs (1,700+) are the constituency of the DBVA and are supported at minimal cost to the disabled veteran owners.

Annually, the State of California contracts billions of dollars for goods and services which helps California’s economy stay healthy, strong, and prosperous, and promotes business opportunities and participation for all of its citizenry.

Small businesses, including those owned and operated by veterans, are instrumental to the good health of the State’s economy and a major source of new jobs.

U.S. Veteran Business Alliance

Honoring Service. Empowering Success.

Our Vision

As a national entity we aim to provide support in particular to the Service U.S. Veteran community such that Veterans from Vietnam to our current conflicts can become self-sufficient financially through entrepreneurship and as such achieve the true American Dream they deserve.

We believe that service Veterans can best raise our financial independence through entrepreneurship and company ownership and aim to achieve our mission through a number of specific initiatives.

Our Primary Focus

Provide the Veteran with a sense of purpose and community igniting self-worth and economic growth

Connect procurement professionals to qualified disabled Veteran businesses

Produce qualified, business-ready disabled Veteran owned companies

Educate Veterans about VA disability ratings and disabled Veteran business certification benefits

Reduce national social costs through self-employment and business ownership

Assist Veterans to navigate the steps required for success

Make the legislative landscape more favorable for disabled Veteran owned enterprises

Reduce barriers to entry

Why We're Different

Our diverse, highly experienced Veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA.

Peer-peer Mentorship-We speak the same language and can be frank with one another in a way that is hard to duplicate. This is very powerful.

The USVBA is member driven but backed by powerful Fortune 500 companies Non-federally funded

Capable of matching individual Veterans to appropriate mentors

Diverse, Veteran-led organization representing Vietnam through current eras

Veteran-led-we understand the needs and are cut from similar cloths

20-years of experience as an organization and a long list of accomplishments