Maryland Veterans Bring Business Leadership
Montgomery County is home to a variety of successful veteran-owned businesses that contribute to the greater Washington, D.C. region and beyond. Veteran businesses owners play an important role in today’s economic growth and prosperity, while bringing leadership to their communities.
Business and Technical Assistance
Businesses in Montgomery County have access to assistance from many sources. Explore these general or veteran-specific resources to find the one that best fits your needs and goals. Check out various online resources, business courses, mentoring, one-on-one business counseling and connections to financing. LEARN MORE >
U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), a member of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation (MCCCF) and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers at no cost the National Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) program. It provides technical training to veteran-owned businesses to help them compete and comply successfully in the federal contracting market place.
In the County
Government agencies, contractors, corporate purchasing departments, and every day consumers are often looking to support the products and services of veteran businesses. Here are just a few located here in Montgomery County:
American Identity Solutions, Rockville
Business and Scientific Information, Inc, Silver Spring
CompNet Federal Solutions, Inc, Bethesda
IP Data Solutions LLC, Rockville
PrepFire Solutions LLC, Bethesda
Spartan Medical, Inc, Olney
TISTA Science and Technology Corp., Rockville
TransGen Energy, Inc, Rockville
Veteran Business Status
A veteran-owned business is a firm that is at least 51% owned, controlled and managed daily by one or more persons of veteran status. Currently, the state of Maryland has 54,049 businesses with veteran owners.
This partnership is good news for our veterans and our local communities, which taps into the incredible leadership skills of our veteran business community and leverages those skills to help our veterans grow their businesses and create jobs.
Successful veterans share business resources
Business.com has compiled resources with successful veteran business owners sharing their ideas for how to start a business, find funding and gain customers. The military excels at teaching transferable ‘soft’ skills of critical thinking and multitasking, teamwork and leadership, integrity and motivation. Veterans can apply these skills to business success.
American Identity Solutions has been a biometric identity leader in Montgomery County since 2006. This veteran-owned business offers secure applicant fingerprinting and processing services, company identity management systems, and biometric LiveScan employee background systems. They are also authorized by the State of Maryland as a CJIS fingerprint and backgrounds provider.
Director of Small and Minority Business Development