Veteran Owned Businesses Gift Guide + Meet the Winners!

Each year Veterans Day comes around on November 11 to honor all the veterans for their service and sacrifices. Let's recognize them and thank the military service women and men who have given so much security to our nation.

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) was created to empower women veterans and military spouses/partners to find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture.

Plus! Smart&Sexy is helping this initiative by supporting them this month. For every bra or panty sold, Smart&Sexy will donate a $1* for every purchase in the month of November up to $15,000.


Meet Our Winners!

The winners of our #VWISEBeBoldContest were given to women #veteran and #militaryspouse business owners that posted on their Instagram account showing their business & you all voted for them by liking their post. The post with the most likes is our 1st prize winner and 2nd runner up! Congrats ladies.

1st Prize Winner

@baileylavinia5 of baileytheseamstress
I love sewing clothes, I make face masks and vests.
Thanks for the chance, this will be a great chance to boost my business!


2nd Prize Runner Up

@myblack.ppe of My Black PPE
We're veteran-owned supply company working to put face masks and protective wear in the hands of everyday people and those who need it the most.
Learn more

Need holiday gift ideas?

The IVMF is happy to announce the annual Buy Military-Owned Shopping Guide! Check out this online holiday shopping guide featuring 300+ veteran and military-connected businesses selling gifts and services from all categories -- helping you get all your online shopping done in one place! Take the opportunity to add your business to the list and shop the guide! SEE THE GUIDE


What are you most excited to gift this holiday season?