Veteran Owned Business Newsletter – Winter 2015

Important Message From Veteran Owned Business Project

VOSB/SDVOSB News:

Veteran Owned Business Receives Business Influencer Award

Small Business Top 100 Veteran Owned Business Project has been named a Top 100 Champion in the 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards. The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America. The Awards recognize the unsung heroes of small businesses – those who support and encourage entrepreneurs and small business owners, and help them achieve success and stay successful…Click here to read more

SBA Resource Section for Veteran Owned Businesses

SBA Logo The SBA offers this great resource for Starting a Veteran Owned Business, Growing a Veteran Owned Business, Financing a Veteran Owned Business as well as Mentoring & Training for Veteran Owned Businesses and Selling to the Government…Click here to read more.

VetBiz.gov and CVE Resources for SDVOSBs/VOSBs

SDVOSB/VOSB The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization’s (OSDBU) VetBiz’s site provides information about efforts to verify SDVOSBs and VOSBs. Businesses who want to participate in the VA’s Veterans First Contracting Program must be verified by CVE in order to be eligible for VA contract set-asides…Click here to read more

State By State News & Events:

Florida:

FREE Veterans Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Florida
The Veterans Entrepreneurship Program (VEP) program is offering a learning and development opportunity to disabled veterans, particularly those who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.  This program helps these men and women attain the dream of becoming entrepreneurs. The Veterans with Disability Entrepreneurship Program, or VEP for short, is now accepting applications. The deadline for applications is (3/2/15)…Click for more details

New Mexico:

Free Business Workshop for Veterans
Military veterans, guard, reserve and active-duty personnel interested in starting their own business or expanding an existing operation are invited to attend a free business development breakfast workshop in Las Cruces at the Las Cruces Small Business Development Center, 2345 E. Nevada Ave, Suite 127…Click here for more details

California:

March 31, 2015 High-Tech Small Business Industry Day
7:00am-4:30pm. Hilton Long Beach & Executive Meeting Center. In the spirit of NASA’s two decade tradition of providing networking opportunities for small businesses and prime contractors through an annual event, this 2nd annual…Click here for more details

Tennessee:

TN ECD Pilot Program Encourages Microenterprise
The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development is launching “LiftTN: Microenterprise,” a pilot program to expand microenterprise development across the state. The program—funded through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)—is aimed at helping businesses that have five or fewer employees expand…Click here for more details

Virginia:

5th Annual Veteran Women Owned Small Business Seminar
Registration is NOW OPEN. March 19th, 2015. 8:30am-4:40pm. The Women’s Memorial Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington, VA…Click for a list of guest speakers and for attendance information.

Pennsylvania:

Deadline Extended for Eastern PA. Small Business Person of the Year
Submit your nomination today by mail or in-person at SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, Parkview Tower, 1150 1st Ave., Ste. 1001, King of Prussia, PA 19460. Awards must be submitted no later than 3pm ET, February 27, 2015…Click here to learn more

Slippery Rock University Resource Fair for Veterans
Sunday, 3/29 from 6-8 pm on SRU’s Campus. The SEA has many resources available to help our Country’s Veterans start the business of their dreams…Click here to learn more

Connecticut:

Connecticut Building Veteran Owned Business Database
The state of Connecticut estimates it may be home to over 30,000 businesses owned by U.S. Military Veterans, but the state has no way to identify them. To combat this, Secretary of State Denise Merril and other government and state agency officials are developing a database they hope will develop into a comprehensive list of Connecticut Veteran Owned Small Businesses.


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