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All DVS team members in the education, transition, and employment programs are teleworking, and are connected via phone and e-mail, and can perform almost all direct-service activities for Veterans and their families during normal working hours.

Veteran Entrepreneurship

If you are a veteran or military spouse considering entrepreneurial opportunities in Virginia, please reach out, we are here to connect you to resources across the Commonwealth.

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In 2012, veterans owned 2.5 million businesses in the U.S*. These businesses: • Represented 9% of all U.S. businesses • Generated $1.1 trillion in receipts • Employed 5.5 million people • Had an annual payroll of $195 billion. Learn more here.

According to a Kauffman Foundation report: “Entrepreneurial ecosystems are becoming recognized as a way to stimulate economic growth, innovation, and social change. Their implementation is gaining momentum across the United States and other parts of the world as their benefits are recognized.” Learn more here.