What New Veteran-Owned Small Businesses Need to Know About the Rules
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) support veteran-owned small businesses (VOSBs) and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs) through the agencies’ respective VOSB and SDVOSB programs. These programs allow SDVOSBs1 to receive set-aside and solesource awards. The SBA and VA programs have continued to develop since being created. Unfortunately, both programs have not evolved in unison, resulting in a divergence of rules that creates compliance difficulties for SDVOSBs.