As part of our continued commitment to support the military community, Google for Startups is partnering with Patriot Boot Camp, Bunker Labs and Veteran Capital to empower transitioning service members, veterans, and military spouses to grow and scale their businesses. We’re proud to support the expansion of these valuable programs to more communities around the country, in addition to providing specialized Google resources, mentors, and product expertise. Learn more.
For Veteran-Led Small Businesses
From service member to small business owner, your values are the same, but the challenges you face might be different. Google is here to help you grow your business with free tools and training, all in one place.
Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty
COVID-19 is creating unique challenges for small businesses. We’re providing tips and recommendations to help you communicate with customers and employees, work remotely, make a business continuity plan, and more.
Start or grow your business
Help your business stand out as veteran-led
You can now identify your business as owned, led, or founded by veterans by adding a “Veteran-Led” attribute to your business profile on Google, which will show up when people look for your business on Google Search and Maps. You can manage your business profile and add the attribute through Google My Business.
Take bite-sized lessons for your veteran-led business
The free Primer app offers quick, easy lessons that you can use to learn new business and marketing skills whenever you have a few minutes free. Whether you want to start a new business, grow an existing one, or just learn more about business and marketing, you'll find helpful tips and actionable next steps on topics like creating a business plan, increasing sales, managing your business' finances, management, and more. Check out our custom minicourses for veterans and military spouses. Search "veteranled" or "milspousebiz" in the app to get started.
Identify new markets for your business
Whatever you specialize in—whether you roast coffee or design T-shirts—Google offers digital tools to help your business find customers around the world. Market Finder is a free service for businesses interested in expanding internationally. It provides insights into which international markets are best suited to your product or service, plus useful guides to help you on the way.
Get additional training and resources
Grow with Google and the Rosie Network are now working together to bring Grow with Google’s training and resources to Rosie Chapters around the country.
How we help the veteran community succeed in startups
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Suzie Mills, Founder, Honest Soul Yoga
U.S. Air Force Veteran
Veteran-Led small business stories
After suffering a back injury while serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, Chris returned home and bought an electric bike to help him resume his active lifestyle. In 2011 he launched an electric bike business that would eventually become Propel Bikes. Today, his company uses Google My Business to boost visibility on Google Search and Maps, and it relies on Google Ads to get in front of potential customers.
Founder, Propel Bikes
U.S. Army Veteran
After opening Honest Soul Yoga, Suzie realized that veteran-owned businesses allowed other veterans and their spouses to feel more comfortable because they become part of a community. Honest Soul Yoga is helping them find inner healing with others and within themselves.
Founder, Honest Soul Yoga
U.S. Air Force Veteran
To keep their custom furniture and home decor business on track, Tianna and her husband Mike use their Google My Business profile to reach new customers, Google Workspace tools to stay connected with employees, and Google Hangouts to hold virtual design appointments with clients. Today, they provide custom farmhouse furniture to clients in their tight-knit military community and beyond.
Cornerstone Design Co.
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