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Income and Net Worth of
Veteran Business Owners
Over the Business Cycle,
1989–2010

SBA.GOV Veterans constitute a vital part of the nation’s population and business sector. Their economic success is a national priority and a key objective of government efforts to expand small business and entrepreneurship opportunities. The recent recession challenged all businesses. While there has been ample discussion of the growth and decline of businesses during the economic cycles of the past 30 years, knowledge of the experience of business owners (at either the individual or household level) is lacking.

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Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered
In VA Business Portal

Dan Verton
FedScoop.com

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.

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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.

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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.

Keith King
President
National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC)
A Nonprofit Corporation Serving Veterans

CALL: 313-446-6885

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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.

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NEW CLIENT
REQUEST FOR COUNSELING

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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.


2014 VET Conference Pics

2014 VET Conference

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2nd Annual
Meet The Buyer

29 January 2015
Flint, MI

PTAC, Flint and Genesee County

20 buyers from the local, state, and federal government as well as local businsesses looking to see how you can solve their business needs.

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CVE
Center For Verification

Apply here for VOSB or SDVOSB status with the VA

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CVE Business Locator

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