Veterans Helping Veterans
Assisting Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in the formation and expansion of their businesses.
Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling
Mentoring Programs and Activities
Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered
In VA Business Portal
The Department of Veterans Affairs has been working to fix multiple critical security vulnerabilities in one of its major public-facing Web portals that links to a massive database containing personal and financial information on millions of veteran business owners, FedScoop has learned.
Help Fellow Veteran Business Owners!
Turn a $10 Donation Into $50,000 to Help
Launch Corporate Veteran Business Certification Program
Let's show that Veterans stick together and help launch the one opportunity that will benefit every Veteran Business Owner, their family, their community and the Nation by giving them the certification they will need to do business with the leading corporations in America!
The National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) is the certification 501c3 non-profit organization for Veteran Owned (VOB's) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB's) that will effectively remove the block from sharing in the supplier diversity spend of Corporate America due to a lack of certification.
Simply go to crowdrise.com and donate $10.00 or more and then ask your friends to do the same; The team that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation..... Please don't wait, donate today and ask your friends to donate. Everything launches on Monday, September 15th at 12:00 pm ET and ends Thursday, October 30th at 11:59:59 am ET.
Since the Federal Government established the Veteran Owned and Disabled Veteran Owned Business classifications, Veteran Businesses have been seeking equal opportunities with Corporate America. They have not, however, been included in the Corporate America spend. The single most cited reason is that there is not a national certifying body that meets their standards.We have created that certification organization and the process that they have accepted and now we need your support to expand.
Of course, even if we don't win the challenge, we get to keep the money we raise during the campaign. This is what we love about this effort, they are not skimming any money off the top so every penny comes to the NVBDC and will help us expand the certification program that Corporate America has demanded and is supporting.
We will use the money to hire staff (Veterans whenever possible) and cover our operating expenses as we grow and expand to cover the entire country.
Thank you for your support and consideration.
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
A Nonprofit Corporation Serving Veterans
Small Business Engagement
The 2014 Engagement has been specifically tailored to enable procurement ready Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to discuss potential opportunities directly with a large number of Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from both the Federal and Commercial sectors. These opportunities will provide the ACCESS that is vital to successful business development.
Registration begins 01 September 2014
Start Your Own Business
MILITARY.COM The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently hosted a “Veterans Entrepreneurship Panel” during National Small Business Week featuring leading experts. Here are three key tips from the experts when starting a new business:
(1) Have a plan. While many skills gleaned through service -- resilience, teamwork, dauntlessness -- are directly applicable to business, these attributes must be purposefully channeled;
(2) Find a mentor; and
(3) Hire employees as soon as possible. Banks tend to appraise companies as a whole when choosing whether to offer a loan, he explained, regardless of a principle's achievements or abilities. Banks will look at you differently if you have even just one employee.
Veterans Business Conference
"Meet and Greet"
Grand Rapids, MI
Ohio Company Lands VA
Small Business Program Work
WASHINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL | Jill R. Aitoro
After abruptly ending a three-year contract, the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded two task orders to meet the requirements of its veteran-owned small business program.
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING
The U.S. Small Business Administration requires all clients to complete the Request for Counseling (Form 641). This form will act as our Confidentiality and Code of Conduct Agreements. All client information is held in strictest of confidence.
To start the process, please click on the above e-CENTER button to access our electronic Request for Counseling form. After submission, a counselor will contact you shortly.
9th ANNUAL VETS NIGHT OUT
28 October 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
Free networking event the night before the conference hosted by Veteran Owned Business Roundtable. Hor dourves are provided in addition to a "Cash Bar."
9th ANNUAL VETERAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
"Meet & Greet"
29 October 2014
Grand Rapids, MI
5700 East 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 48546
5 Days to Go!
Business Boot Camp
Putting Veterans in Business
18 November 2014
Grand Blanc, MI
Free franchising seminar hosted by FranNet and VetBizCentral. Registration required.
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