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Veterans Helping Veterans in Business

Our mission is to assist veterans and former service members that want to launch, grow, or sell a their businesses.  We provide counseling, mentoring, resources, and education for those seeking the next level of achievement.  

Our goals are to honor the men and women who have served our country and to assist them in their entrepreneurial endeavors. 

We are Veterans Helping Veterans in Business.

Success Stories

The following is a collection of success stories and videos by some of our clients and others that have been helped by the VBRC.

Patriot Commercial Cleaning

Cleaning for a Cause

Patriot Commercial Cleaning

After Sgt. Tim Smith of St. Louis ended his Army service in 2007 he struggled, like many newly transitioned Veterans, to find a job.

So he took advantage of the Post 9/11 GI Bill and enrolled in college. Smith went on to earn his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work. While he was taking classes for his master’s, he developed the social service business idea for a commercial cleaning company that hired Veterans. While they earned, they could also learn by taking classes during the day and cleaning at night.

Continue reading more about Patriot Commercial Cleaning's Success Story...

Other Success Stories...

Opportunity Profile

Dollar Store provides a sound opportunity for veterans.

Who can we help?

  • Active Duty Personnel transitioning to civilian life
  • Reserve and National Guard members, both pre- and post-deployment
  • Honorably discharged Veterans who are self-employment ready
  • Veterans with existing businesses and Veterans preparing for self-employment


How can we help?

We can assist in the following areas:

And we won't leave you alone as your business grows. Our team members, counselors, and Board of Directors bring a wealth of connections, knowledge, training, qualifications, and mentoring acumen and capabilities.

Feel free to review our site for information as it is constantly changing. Sign up to receive updates and status on training programs. Contact us with any questions.



Thank you to everyone who joined us during Small Business Week on May 8, 2014 at the Meet and Greet. The turn out was amazing. 

Do not forget, Brian Castro, SBA National Ombudsman will be here to listen to Veteran small business concerns at 1P.  Sign up today or call for conference call line. 

The VBRC wishes to thank the following sponsors for their support for Small Business Week 2013



Visit Easy Fundraising Ideas


All States

  • Keep an eye on Scion as they host competitions for entrepreneurs all the time. Scion Motivate
St. Louis Metropolitan Community
Kansas City Metropolitan Community and Kansas Community

    Check out NetWork funding programs have deadlines coming up. Be sure to submit your applications early to avoid delays receiving approvals and funding.   

Iowa Community

  • Free business webinars through Iowa Sourcelink check them out at Iowa SourceLink

Omaha Metropolitan Community

Corporate Entrepreneurship Opportunities