America’s SBDCs Proudly Serve America’s Veterans

America’s SBDCs proudly serve America’s veterans. We are proud of the great work that SBDCs across the nation do to serve those who served. And we are especially proud of the many SBDC clients and business advisers who are veterans of our country’s Armed Forces.

Veteran-owned businesses are a crucial part of our nation’s economy: 99.9 percent of all veteran-owned businesses are small businesses; they employ more than five million people; and they account for annual payrolls of $195 billion. America’s SBDCs provide free business consulting and at-cost training to thousands of veterans and members of our nation’s Armed Forces who are transitioning out of military service each year.

Save the Date

National Veterans Small Business Week: November 2-6, 2020

Celebrating America’s Veterans

Learn about some of the America’s SBDC clients and business advisers who have served our country.

The Geedunk - Arkansas Success

Deewayne and Katalin Marlowe – The Geedunk
Clients of the Arkansas SBTDC at ATU

Leon Sabbs - Arkansas Success

Leon Sabbs – Faithful Cuts Lawn Care, Etc.
Client of the Arkansas SBTDC at Little Rock

Timothy Lee
Project Specialist
Arkansas SBTDC

Robert Bahn - Arkansas SBTDC

Robert Bahn
Business Consultant
Arkansas SBTDC Regional Office at ASU

Robert Kramer - Cal Coastal SBDC

Robert Kramer
Senior Counselor / Consultant
Cal Coastal SBDC

Tony Audette - Connecticut SBDC

Tony Audette – Audette Motorcycle Company
Client of the Connecticut SBDC

John Burns - Florida Success

John Burns – Eagle 6 Technical Services
Client of the Florida SBDC at the University of Central Florida

Butch Kissick – Wings of Pensacola
Client of the Florida SBDC at the University of West Florida

James Rockhill – The Rockhill Group
Client of the Florida SBDC at the University of West Florida

Illinois Success - Windy Hills Farm & Garden

James Altenhein – Windy Hills Farm and Garden
Client of the Illinois SBDC at WIU

Gary Ayers
Business Advisor
Indiana SBDC

Travis Barnes - Indiana Success

Travis Barnes – Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery
Client of the Indiana SBDC

Sara Hamidovic - Indiana Success

Sara Hamidovic – VET Environmental Engineering
Client of the Indiana SBDC

Jeff Klump - Indiana Success

Jeff Klump – Mid America Safety Solutions
Client of the Southwest Indiana SBDC

Staci Ackerson - Iowa Success

Staci Ackerson – Shankland Insurance
Client of the NIACC Pappajohn Center (Iowa) SBDC

Corey Duckett – Mechanics For Vets
Client of the Western Iowa Tech SBDC

Todd Rausch - Western Iowa Tech SBDC

Todd Rausch, Regional Director and Veteran Business Advisor
Western Iowa Tech SBDC

Ember Woods Sawmill - Kansas SBDC Success

Scott Jacobs – Ember Woods Sawmill
Client of the Kansas SBDC at Washburn University

The Village Woodworker - Maine SBDC Success

Brian Warren – The Village Woodworker
Client of the Maine SBDC

Vegun Nutrition - Maryland Success

Derrell Lee & John Pace – Vegun Nutrition
Clients of Maryland’s Northern Region SBDC

April Holland - Mississippi SBDC

April Holland, Business Counselor
University of Mississippi – Gulf Coast SBDC

Healing America's Heroes - New Mexico SBDC success

Eddie Crain – Healing America’s Heroes
Client of the Espanola, New Mexico SBDC

Silent Hawk Environmental - New Mexico Success

Namjoo and Jayden Hastiin-Nez – Silent Hawk Environmental
Clients of the New Mexico SBDC

E Security - New Mexico Success

Everett Howe – E Security
Client of the New Mexico SBDC at San Juan College

Phil Esposito - NY Success

Phil Esposito – Phil Esposito Photography
Client of the Staten Island (New York) SBDC

Cozy Cafe - N.D. Success

Dawn Odhiambo – Cozy Cafe
Client of the North Dakota SBDC

Jose Balcazar - Oregon SBDC

José Balcazar
Veteran Business Adviser
Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Arron Barnes - Oregon Success

Arron Barnes – Keto Butta
Client of the Clackamas (Oregon) SBDC

Hooker's Fusion - Pacific Islands Success

EJ & Naoko Hooker – Hooker’s Fusion
Clients of the Pacific Islands SBDC Network

IOEI - San Diego Success

Mike Bilodeau – IO Environmental & Infrastructure
Client of the San Diego & Imperial Regional SBDC Network

7 Seas Roasting Co. - San Diego Success

Eric Dobbs – 7 Seas Roasting Company
Client of the San Diego & Imperial Regional SBDC Network

Orvel Ronk – Ronk Security Solutions
Client of the South Carolina SBDC

Robbie Betts - Texas Success

Robbie Betts – Betts Powersports
Client of the Angelo State University (Texas) SBDC

Heather Burleson – Hi Caliber Lady LLC
Client of the Angelo State University (Texas) SBDC

Long Horn Coffee Co - Texas Success

Scott Deckers – Long Horn Coffee Company
Client of the Angelo State University (Texas) SBDC

Andrew Riojas - Texas Success

Andrew Riojas – Milestones
Client of the Del Mar College (Texas) SBDC

Kaleb Warnock - El Paso, TX Success

Kaleb Warnock – Tropical Smoothie Cafés
Client of the El Paso (Texas) Community College SBDC

Terry Bell – Golden Chick
Client of the Trinity Valley (Texas) SBDC

Carlos De La Cruz - Texas Success

Carlos De La Cruz – 9Round Fitness
Client of the University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC

Mission Adventure Tours - UTSA SBDC Success

Sarah Neal – Mission Adventure Tours
Client of the University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC

Ruben Lopez - UTSA SBDC

Ruben Lopez
Senior Business Advisor & Assistant Director
University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC

Sam Morgan, UTSA SBDC

Sam Morgan
Senior Business Advisor
University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC

Richard Sifuentes - UTSA SBDC

Richard Sifuentes
Director
University of Texas at San Antonio SBDC

James Sanders – STI Tools
Client of the West Texas A&M SBDC

Cameron McMahon – Tree of Life Farm
Client of the Vermont SBDC

Brett Thibodeau - America's SBDC

Brett Thibodeau
Program Manager & Registrar
America’s SBDC

Darren Fisher - Wisconsin Success

Darren Fisher – SPEARityTM
Client of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW – Milwaukee

Swinging Bridge Brewing - Wisconsin Success

Dustin Dodge – Swinging Bridge Brewing Company
Client of the Wisconsin SBDC at UW – River Falls

Business Readiness Guides

Check out these Business Readiness Guides, developed by the Vermont SBDC for veterans who are small business owners, as they prepare to deploy and then return to their businesses.

With nearly a thousand SBDC centers across the United States, there is an SBDC near you. Find your SBDC.