About Us

Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success (Veterans’ Pathway) is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization, funded and founded in 2011 by Jerry Kramer, a highly-decorated veteran of the Korean War.

Our mission is to provide Florida’s entrepreneurial veterans, who have served in Afghanistan or Iraq, with funds to help them start or grow their own business. Many of these men and women, to whom our country owes so much, are people who have proven themselves time and again in extremely difficult circumstances and have the drive and determination to succeed.

There are many organizations that have shown their appreciation for the valor of these veterans by helping them as they leave active service and return to civilian life. But we at Veteran’s Pathway to Business Success help our veterans, their families and our economy with a UNIQUE program!

Veterans’ Pathway raises funds for truly unique Monetary Grants − with NO FEES, NO INTEREST AND NO PAY-BACK REQUIREMENT– and awards these grants to the men and women who can demonstrate that their business plan or specific project is on a pathway to succeed. To be eligible for a Veterans’ Pathway Grant, veterans must first file an application with, and be certified by, South Palm Beach County SCORE, a free business-training program that certifies eligibility for monetary assistance.

Our goal is to provide at least 100 grants to entrepreneurial veterans by the end of the current decade. This type of funding is particularly helpful for those who have already started a business, but don’t have the two-year experience under their belt that many other business-loan programs require.

Our mission has a very significant, SECONDARY GOAL: to help Florida’s economy

by helping small, veteran-owned businesses succeed.

Pathway to Business Success for Veterans, DBA Veterans’ Pathway to Business Success, is a registered 501(c) (3) organization. A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Florida State Consumer Services by calling 800-435-7352, toll free within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.