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Business Assistance for Veterans

Riverside County Veterans Business Resources NOW Program provides valuable business resources to our Veteran community.

Learn more about procurement opportunities, financing options, hiring and training and starting a business at quarterly workshops, and keep up to date on current events and resources.

Contact us today for assistance.


Previous Workshop

Date: May 9-June13, 2024 3-5 PM

Location: Virtual

Thrive Program Workshop with grant opportunity!

Veteran-Owned Business Expansion is a program created to assist veteran small business owners in identifying when they are ready to expand and drive their business to the next level. Various approaches to growth will be identified and analyzed, including identifying new revenue streams; entering new market segments; expanding the customer base; growing the team; acquiring new technology/equipment; adding strategic partners; opening new or additional locations; and mergers and acquisitions.

Through this program, veteran business owners will work on putting together their path toward controlled-risk growth as they evaluate and develop their metrics, benchmarks, teams, financials, and strategies to reach the next level of growth. At the completion of the program, eligible participants may apply for a County of Riverside grant of $2,500.



There are many County, State, Federal and other resources available to assist Veteran business owners and entrepreneurs in their journey to start or expand a business. The links below will provide some assistance in providing more information.

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Other Resources

For more information on other additional resources available to Veterans, please click on the links below.


Offers a 1% loan discount to Veterans.

LinkedIn Premium

Veterans receive one year of LinkedIn Premium and LinkedIn Learning for free.

Second Service Fouundation

Supporting Veterans, Military Spouses, and Gold Star Families as they grow their ideas and small business from startup to the stars.


Veteran-run financial solutions provider that caters specifically to veteran-owned businesses and their communities

Veterans Legal Institute

Provides pro bono legal assistance to homeless and low income current and former service members