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VIP GROW Training

A program designed to help Veteran-owned small businesses to accelerate their success in government contracting. What sets VIP GROW apart is the hands-on, market-driven approach to training. The program dives into real-world strategies and best business practices that help you to scale. With VIP GROW, you'll gain the practical knowledge and skills needed to not only win government contracts but also maintain them.

  • Since its launch in April 2009, 1,160 companies have graduated VIP GROW.

  • On average, VIP GROW graduate companies are in business for nine years and have 16 employees.

In today's intricate federal marketplace, understanding contracting nuances isn't just an advantage — it's essential for ensuring compliance and proficient contract administration. As a partner program of the Small Business Administration (SBA), VIP is deeply integrated into a trusted network dedicated to nurturing your success in the challenging yet rewarding realm of federal contracting.

VIP GROW graduate companies increased their revenue by an average of 56% within their first year of graduation and 180% two years after graduation.

How we help Veteran-owned small businesses

How We Accelerate Success

Amplify your ability to excel in federal contracts by embracing market-driven strategies and best practices. Here is an example of what you will learn over three (3) days of instruction.

  • Strategy and planning

  • Effective BD techniques

  • Knowledge of operational controls

  • Enhance your competitive edge

Eligibility Requirements

Owner, principal or C-level executive of a for-profit Veteran-owned small business

The company has been in business for at least 2 years

The company has at least 3 full-time employees

The company has a live website

The company has experience performing on federal government contracts

The company is registered in System for Award Management (

Sample Curriculum

Compliance Contracting – Teaming, Joint Ventures, RFI

Financing/Capital Management


Supply Chain Management for Primes and Subs

Simplified Acquisitions

Cyber Security

Truthful Cost & Pricing

Marketing – Proposals & Capture Management

Program Management/Internal Controls

Human assets and Capital Management

Indirect Rates

Attendance Requirements

Full Attendance is required to graduate from a session. If a participant misses more than 3 hours, their enrollment in the session will be terminated and they will be charged the cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Upon acceptance into the VIP Program participants must provide a credit card to secure their spot. VIP participants will not be charged for services outlined above. The credit card will only be used if the VIP participant cancels their participation in the program after the date that is noted in their acceptance email. Cancellations must be received in writing. The cancellation charge is $1,000.

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