About the SDVOB


  1. To advance the growth and commercial competitiveness of Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprises through education, services, and legislation in the State of Arizona.
  2. To be the premier Veteran Organization to promote advocacy and outreach to all Veteran-Owned Business in the State of Arizona.

What is the Elite SDVOB of Arizona?

Over fifteen years ago, veterans who had 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 running a self–sufficient business. Veterans deserve the same opportunities as any other business trying to get contracts from the Government they 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 or companies that support the Networks mission: helping other vets help themselves

We are a registered 501(c)(19) non-profit corporation providing support services to Arizona veterans with a service connected disability who are either now in business or giving thought to starting their own business.

What is an SDVOB?

A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) is a business which has been self-certified for Federal Procurements. SDVOB's are often also referred to as Disable Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBE). Both of these terms encompass any of the following business types:

  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Publicly and Privately Owned Businesses
  • Subsidiaries
  • Joint Ventures

To qualify as an SDVOB, a business must meet all of the following conditions:

  • At least 51% of the business is owned by one or more veterans with a service-connected disability
  • The business must be managed and controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans
  • The home office must be located in the United States, and not as a branch of a foreign-based firm