6. Veteran Institute for Procurement This program provides veteran-owned business executives with comprehensive instruction on how to accelerate their federal government contracting business skills. It offers three programs for veteran-owned small businesses: VIP START—For businesses that want to do business with the federal government. VIP GROW—For businesses that want to increase their federal government contracting opportunities. VIP INTERNATIONAL—For businesses that want to enter and/or expand their contracting opportunities overseas. Training for the three-day, in-residence training is offered at no cost to participants (other than travel to the event). Who qualifies: Service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses. Learn more: Veteran Institute for Procurement Read the full list here.