Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Veterans Mean Business

The OSBDC Network’s Veterans Mean Business program provides one-to-one advising and classroom training for military veterans who own or manage a new or existing business.

This program for veterans is offered at Small Business Development Centers at these locations:

There are also many articles available online to help veterans succeed in business on subjects including business management, marketing and funding. Here are some of the specific topics that are covered:

  • Keys to Starting a Home-Based Business
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Recordkeeping and Tax Basics
  • Using Quickbooks Payroll Software
  • What Small Business Websites Need for Success
  • Developing a Business Loan Proposal
  • Time Management Tips
  • The Best Books for Business Owners
  • How to Run a One-Person Business
  • Small-Budget Marketing Ideas


“The advisors have helped me to get a clearer understanding of what it takes to be in business, how to understand and use financial reports, how to market and get sales, and much more. I am moving from pen and paper to the virtual world so that I can quickly and easily retrieve my financials and manage my company….I would not be where I am today in my business without the SBDC.”
—Roy Weedman
Bud Construction