Over twenty years ago, veterans who had bravely served their country found themselves struggling as self-employed business owners. Wanting to be independent, contributing citizens, they established a network of veterans serving as advocates for service-disabled veterans and veteran small businesses: The Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) Network. The Elite SDVOB Network is aimed at assisting veterans through the maze of paperwork, individuals, and agencies necessary for them to reach their goal of being a self-sufficient and thriving business . Veterans deserve the same opportunities as any other business and have earned the right to be professionally competing for contracts from the government they've dedicated their lives to serving. The Elite SDVOB Network is a non-profit 501(c) 19 corporation. Chapters are still forming all across the Nation. It is comprised of SDVOBs, DVBEs, and those individuals and companies that support the Network’s mission: helping other vets help themselves.