Veterans Helping Veterans
Assisting Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in the formation and expansion of their businesses.
† Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling
† Networking Opportunities
† Mentoring Programs and Activities
† Advocacy Services
† Procurement Counseling
Veterans Business Conference
"Meet and Greet"
Grand Rapids, MI
Vietnam Experience Inspires Vet
to Create Delivery Company
By David Vergun
Army News Service
WASHINGTON, Mar. 4, 2014 – Fred Smith served two tours in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, earning the Silver Star, Bronze Star and two Purple Heart medals.
During his wartime service, Smith said, he was impressed with the effectiveness of wartime logistics and Marine Corps leadership values. He thought he might be able to use some of that experience to build a successful business in the civilian sector.
Obama Picks New SBA Leader
USA TODAY - President Obama plans to nominate a California bank owner as the new head of the Small Business Administration.
Maria Contreras-Sweet, 58, who is to be introduced at an event Wednesday, founded and chairs the board of a Latino-owned community bank in Los Angeles.
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.
Veterans Receive 1.5% COLA Increase
WASHINGTON – Veterans, their families and survivors receiving disability compensation and pension benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs will receive a 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase in their monthly payments beginning Jan. 1, 2014.
SBA Announces New Measures
to Help Get Small Business Loans
Into the Hands of Veterans
WASHINGTON – The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program up to $350,000. This initiative will start on January 1 and continue through the end of the fiscal year.
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.
Explaination of Services
26 March 2014
Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library
500 Market St.
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Informational program explaining FREE services available to Veterans, Active Duty, Reserve, National Guard and their families. Matt Sherwood, Director of VetBizCentral, will be present to answer your questions.
9th ANNUAL V.E.T. CONFERENCE
"Meet & Greet"
29 October 2014
Early Bird Price
(Save $10 until 01 October 2014)
5700 East 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 48546
232 Days to Go!
A Nonprofit assisting veterans since 2005, serving Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin