Established in 2017, the Utah Veteran Business Resource Center is supported by the Utah Department of Veteran and Military Affairs (UDVMA) and The Mill Entrepreneurship Center at Salt Lake Community College.
Our mission is to counsel, advise, mentor, and support Utah veterans, active duty, reserve, guard, and spouses as they start and build their businesses.
The composition of the veteran entrepreneurial population has representation from minorities and underserved communities in a percentage relatively equal to that of the U.S. population.
As part of our support to veteran owned businesses, we partnered with the UDVMA to create the Utah Veteran Business Registry where business owners can identify their entities as veteran-owned (veteran status is confirmed through the UDVMA).
Our business advisors are ready to help in any stage of your business. If you haven't used our services before, receive veteran business advising:
In conjunction with Syracuse University's Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the Mill and VBRC is only one of six other institutions in the country offering our veterans the Startup Training Resources Inspiring Veteran Entrepreneurship (STRIVE) Program. IVMF entrepreneur programs have trained over 80,000 veterans by leveraging the skills, resources, and infrastructure of higher education institutions.
The IVMF Utah VBRC Strive program is an extensive review and deep dive into the ways and means of starting your business. It demonstrates SLCC's, the Mill's, and the VBRC's commitment to those who have served our country in the military.
You can request the digital decal by contacting us at 801-957-3670 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Printed vinyl decals will be available for pick up soon.
In order to qualify to receive the decal, you must be registered with the Utah Veteran-Owned Business Registry. To register, please go to this link: https://vbr.veterans.utah.gov/s/ and click on "Register Business". Your veteran status will be verified by the Utah Department of Veterans & Military Affairs and your business license will be verified by the Utah Veteran Business Resource Center.
There will be unique opportunities coming up for those who register their businesses and you will be recognized formally by the state as a veteran-owned business.