Nearly 10% of the businesses in Connecticut are owned by veterans. Across the state, we are committed to supporting veterans who want to launch or grow a business — as well as businesses that want to hire veterans.
We’ve highlighted a few types of support that may be particularly helpful for veteran-owned businesses. Please explore the rest of our site to learn more about the array of tax incentives, funding opportunities and technical resources we offer for all types of businesses.
VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS CERTIFICATION
- Veteran-Owned Micro Business Certification. Certified veteran-owned businesses are eligible for certain pricing preferences when competing for state contracts. Learn more about how you can apply for this certification.
- Veterans Agriculture Program. This program offers tax incentives to encourage eligible veterans to start a farming business.
- Small Business Express Program. If you’ve been in business for at least a year and employ fewer than 100 people, we encourage you to explore the funding opportunities offered through the state’s Small Business Express program.
- Minority Business Initiative. This public/private program is specifically designed to help minority-owned businesses access the funding, technical assistance and public contracting resources they need to build and grow a successful business.
Here are a variety of other resources that can help veterans launch or grow their businesses: