Veteran Owned Businesses
Below are resources for Veteran Owned Businesses who wish to do business at the federal or state level.
Veterans and Service Disabled Veterans needing assistance with the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) process can view the following videos to help them through the process. If you would like additional help after you’ve viewed the information, please reach out to your nearest PTAC Counselor.
For your convenience, we’ve split the webinar into four parts to enable to you to view only the section you wish to see.
Webinar 2: Preparing to Apply
Webinar 3: Application Documents & Case Studies
Webinar 4: Starting Your Application & Next Steps
Or you can view the Full Webinar
See below for links to specific information on www.vetbiz.gov:
- Verification Application Guide
- Required Documents List
- Application page (provides additional resources, application button at bottom of page)
- Direct link to application
- Verification Assistance Briefs
- Verification Self assessment tool (the “quiz” discussed in webinar)
- Site Visit Fact Sheet
To assist businesses through this process, Washington PTAC counselors have been trained as part of the Verification Assistance Program. The following counselors have been certified by the VA to assist businesses with CVE Verification. For VA Certified Counselors outside of Washington, click here.
Ashley Coronado, located at the Tri-City Regional Chamber of Commerce – serving Benton, Columbia, Franklin, Klickitat, Walla Walla, and Yakima counties
Darrell Sundell, located at Green River Community College – serving King and Pierce counties
Tiffany Scroggs, located at the Thurston Economic Development Council – serving Chelan, Island, Kittitas, Lewis, Pacific, San Juan, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
Tom Westerlund, located at Bates Technical College – serving Pierce county
Washington State Veteran and Service Member Owned Business Certification
The Veteran Owned Business Registry is an official way for veterans to certify their businesses and reap the rewards of being officially recognized as a Veteran Owned Business.
The benefits of registering with the Veterans Owned Business Registry are;
- Eligibility to do business with the many agencies of the State of Washington
- Eligibility for the Linked Deposit Program: http://www.dva.wa.gov/program/linked-deposit
- Public recognition of your status as a Veteran Owned Business.
Even if you are not planning to directly do business with the State of Washington, customers like to know they are patronizing Veteran Owned Businesses.
To get registered click here: http://www.des.wa.gov/services/ContractingPurchasing/Business/Pages/WEBSRegistration.aspx
It is free.
It is quick.
It is easy.