November is National Veterans and Military Families Month, a celebration of United States military personnel, veterans, and their families. To support the nearly 338,000 veteran-owned businesses who enrich our communities, we’ve compiled this resource hub of valuable business information, inspirational stories, and Yelp’s own efforts to give more visibility to veteran-owned businesses.
Supporting veteran-owned businesses helps enrich the quality of veteran and military family lives—and is an opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to those who answer the call to serve. This year, Yelp is launching a $100,000 Veteran Business Fund, awarding $10,000 to 10 veteran-owned small businesses. Enter for a chance to win through Veterans Day, November 11, 2022.
Business owners can add the “veteran-owned” attribute to display on their Yelp Page. This free, searchable attribute helps consumers find and support veteran-owned businesses in their communities.
If you are a veteran-owned business and want to add the attribute to your Yelp Page and appear in “veteran-owned” search results, you can opt-in via your Yelp for Business account by following these simple steps:
- Log in to Yelp for Business (Business Information tab)
- In the Amenities section, click Add or Edit
- Select Yes next to “veteran-owned”
- Click Save Changes
Did you know?
- All businesses that select the veteran-owned attribute will be sent a free window decal in the mail (eligible for businesses with a physical location listed on Yelp) starting in 2023.
- You can add unlimited attributes to your page to help you identify your business, including Asian-owned, Latinx-owned, Black-owned, women-owned, LGBTQ-owned, and more. Add your choice of attributes by following the same instructions as above.
From the Yelp Blog
Office of Veterans Business Development Resources
A list of career development information and opportunities for a wide range of veterans, service members, and their families
Veteran Entrepreneur Portal
Step-by-step guide to starting and growing a business
American Corporate Partners
Resource for one-on-one mentoring, networking, and online career advice
Institute for Veterans and Military Families | Syracuse University
Career, vocational, and entrepreneurship education and training for veterans, service members, and their families
Key Resources for Veteran Business Owners | JPMorgan Chase
Programs to provide veterans business capital and opportunities
Resources for Veterans | House Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Details about veteran rights and aid programs
Resources for Veteran Entrepreneurs | SCORE
Mentorship opportunities, networking, and training resources
Tools for allies
Read more about the impactful things you can do on your Yelp Business Page to communicate with your customers, increase business, and more.
Veteran-owned business spotlight
Great veteran-owned businesses span multiple industries and excel in different ways. Sundae Scoop in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is one such business making a difference and finding success in its community.
Hear from Army veteran Philip and his wife, Sibs, about how military life prepared them to take on the challenge of entrepreneurship in this Yelp for Restaurants business spotlight.
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