For direct online access to VA benefits and resources, create an account here.
If you’re a military veteran and you own a business, you can register it as a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) or a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) through this application process, known as the Veteran First Verification Program.
If you need assistance doing so, a VA-certified Verification Assistance Counselor can do just that. To find one in your area, click here.
To check out webinars on the subject, click here.
What are the advantages/perks to registering?
Tax relief. Better access to capital (funding). Priority when you bid on federal and state government contracts. And many more. To find out about all of them, click here, and scroll down to the bolded section detailing advantages and support.
To get advice regarding bidding on federal contracts, click here.