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Business License, tax and fee waiver: California waives municipal, county, state and business license fees for “veterans who hawk, peddle, or vend any goods, wares or merchandise owned by the veteran, except spirituous, malt, vinous, or other intoxicating liquor, including sales from a fixed location.” Veterans who are honorably discharged and engage in SALES (Not service) activities may be eligible, criteria differs upon local jurisdiction.
California has a system called the “California Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise” the DVBE. This was established in 1989 under Public Contract Code 10115 to help DVBEs compete effectively for state business. Goal is for 3% of all state contracts to DVBEs. DVBE is a state certification process separate from Federal process. To register as a DVBE:
Company must be independently owned and operated; not dominant in field of operation, have principle office located in California and Owners/Officers must live in California. Business (including affiliates) must have less than 100 employees.
Veteran must be of US Military, have at least 10% disability, and must be owned at least 51% by one or more disabled veterans, daily business operations must be managed and controlled by one or more disabled veterans. (Manager is nor required to be an owner ).
Veterans must be certified through the eProcurement System at http://www.dgs.ca.gov/pd/Programs/eprocure.aspx.
California Veterans Affairs: Resource for Veteran Benefits in California
Doing Business with California: Vendor Registration
California Office of Small Business and Disabled Veteran Services: for information about DVBE.
Procurement Doing business with California