Business

“Veterans are leaving military service and stepping into leadership roles in business, and consumers are looking to patronize veteran led businesses. Veterans are a vital part of Wisconsin’s population, labor force, and business community. More than 10% of Wisconsin businesses are owned by veterans. These businesses are a vital part of Wisconsin’s business landscape, employing more than 160,000 workers and bringing over $20 billion in sales every year. Two thirds of consumers say they prefer to patronize veteran owned businesses. Wisconsin’s veteran owned businesses are growing and are fueling Wisconsin’s economy.”

  • 9% U.S. Businesses Owned by Veterans 
  • 10.8% Wisconsin Businesses Owned by Veterans 
  • 22% Veterans Creating Businesses 
  • 22% Consumers Preferring to Buy From Veteran Owned Businesses

Grow Your Business

Whether you’re a veteran entrepreneur, veteran-friendly business, or customer, we connect you with the resources you need to be successful.

RESOURCES

We have assembled a directory of resources for entrepreneurs and business owners. Find the guidance you need to start and grow your business.

EVENTS

Our Morning Formation events feature workshops and presentations from business leaders and experts.

BUY VETERAN WI

Our “Proud to Serve You” campaign promotes our veteran business community across the state. Explore our business directory to find a veteran owned or veteran friendly business near you.


Command Post

Your Success is Our Primary Mission

The Command Post is Wisconsin’s only business accelerator program exclusively dedicated to veteran entrepreneurs. Located at Ward 4 in Milwaukee’s historic Pritzlaff Building, the Command Post offers veteran-entrepreneurs the resources, information, and support they need to successfully grow their businesses.

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Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference

The Wisconsin Veterans Business Conference brings together veteran business owners, veteran friendly businesses, and corporate leaders to recognize the contributions veterans make to Wisconsin’s economy and our communities.

The conference includes:

  • Wisconsin Veterans Business Expo featuring veteran-owned businesses, and veteran-friendly businesses, and community organizations from across
  • Wisconsin Breakout sessions 
  • Wisconsin Veterans Business Awards Luncheon featuring speakers and recognizing leaders in Wisconsin’s veteran business community