With November being National Veterans and Military Families Month, a celebration of United States military personnel, veterans and their families, Yelp is looking to support the nearly 338,000 veteran-owned businesses who enrich their communities, by compiling a resource hub of valuable business information, inspirational stories and Yelp’s own efforts to give more visibility to veteran-owned businesses.

Business owners can now add the “veteran-owned” attribute to display on their Yelp Page. This free, searchable attribute helps consumers find and support veteran-owned businesses in their communities.

If you are a veteran-owned business and want to add the attribute to your Yelp Page and appear in “veteran-owned” search results, you can opt-in via your Yelp for Business account by following these simple steps:  

  1. Log in to Yelp for Business (Business Information tab)
  2. In the Amenities section, click Add or Edit
  3. Select Yes next to “veteran-owned”
  4. Click Save Changes

All businesses that select the veteran-owned attribute will be sent a free window decal in the mail (eligible for businesses with a physical location listed on Yelp) starting in 2023.

Additionally, Yelp is launching a $100,000 Veteran Business Fund, awarding $10,000 to ten veteran-owned small businesses. These businesses can enter for a chance to win through Veterans Day on November 11, 2022.