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Veterans Helping Veterans

Assisting Veterans, Active Duty, Guard and Reserve Members in the formation and expansion of their businesses.

Entrepreneurial Training and Counseling

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Business Resources for Veterans and
Active Duty Military Entrepreneurs

Carol Roth Huffington Post

I believe strongly that when you have prepared for and experienced combat, you are more than prepared with the guts, determination and resourcefulness to launch your own business initiative. Veterans seem to agree. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), veterans are 45% more likely to be self-employed than non-veterans. Additionally nearly 1 in 10 small businesses are veteran owned, employing 5.8 million people and generating more than $1 trillion in revenue.

However, while these brave men and women who have served their countries may possess many of the qualities to become great entrepreneurs, there are still resources and expertise they need to make a new business work. With more than 1 million men and women on active duty expected to return to civilian life in the next five years and a higher unemployment rate amongst younger veterans than nationally, it is more critical than ever to help them succeed.

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SBA Learning Center
Establishing Values for Your Business

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The values and culture of your company have a direct effect on your employees, your customers, and your bottom line. What are you doing to establish, cultivate, and grow values for your business?

Implementing company values
Getting input from stakeholders and customers
Including values in your strategic planning

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Legislative Report:
State Contracting with Businesses Owned by
Qualified Disabled Veterans, FY2014

Required by section 18.1261(9) of Public Act 431 of 1984, as amended

The Management and Budget Act (1984 PA 431, as amended) establishes (i) a goal for the department to award each year not less than 5% of its total expenditures for construction, goods, and services to service-disabled veteran-owned businesses (SDVOBs), and (ii) a price preference of up to 10% of the amount of the contract for qualified SDVOBs) when competing for state contracts.

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This report illustrates the department’s progress toward achieving the 5% goal and presents several data points and trends which show the progress made toward the goal.

The aggregate value of contracts awarded to SDVOBs as a percentage of expenditures for construction, goods, and services was 2% in FY 2014, up from 1.53% in FY 2013.

The aggregate value of contract awards totaled $64,641,923.04 in FY 2014. This represents the second best result since the act was implemented.

Total annual spend as a result of aggregate awards has grown from $1.1 Million in 2007 to over $58.1 million in 2014, the highest recorded since the law was passed.

The number of contracts awarded to SDVOBs has stabilized at 365 compared to 370 in 2013. The number of bidders is down slightly from 82 in FY13 to 73 in FY 2014.

SDVOBs continue to win a large percentage of project awards for which they bid.

This report illustrates the significant progress which has been achieved in recent years, and the Department of Technology, Management & Budget recommends that outreach efforts to the service-disabled veteran-owned business community continue.

SDVOB Michigan Stastics

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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.


VETBIZCENTRAL
WEBINARS

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Wellness Evaluation
24 September 2015
1100 EDT

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Veteran Business Certification
NVBDC

29 September 2015
1100 EDT

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Wellness Evaluation
08 December 2015
1100 EDT

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10th ANNUAL
CONFERENCE
“Meet and Greet”

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03 November 2015

Crowne Plaza
925 South Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917
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Keynote Speaker

Sid Taylor, Founder SET Enterprises

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President/CEO
S.E.T. Enterprises

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Vets Night
Out

02 November 2015
1800-2100 EDT

Crowne Plaza
925 South Creyts Road
Lansing, MI 48917
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Don’t miss a great networking opportunity to meet your fellow Veteran Business Owners and corporate contacts looking to meet Veteran Business Owners.

Appetizers, Soft Drinks, Cash Bar

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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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