Veterans, having faced challenges and adversities together, share a bond that transcends the confines of military service.
The transition from military service to civilian life can be both exciting and challenging. For many veterans, the call to serve doesn’t end when they hang up their uniform; it merely shifts to a new battlefield – the world of entrepreneurship.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently introduced its new Veteran Business Certification, aimed at helping veteran-owned businesses gain access to more federal contracting opportunities and resources.
Congress Approves Government-wide SDVOSB Certification Requirements Eliminates SBA’s Self-Certification Process
April 28, 2021 – The Veteran Owned Business Roundtable (VOBRT) today announced full support for the new order from Congress to adopt a singular VA process for certifying service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB). The Congressional act eliminates the once accepted Small Business Administration’s (SBA) self-certification process.
As a military soldier, you have been part of one of the finest organizations that the world has ever known and your training, resolve, preparation and execution trained you to be battlefield ready. Now you want to embark upon the endeavor of joining other veteran owned businesses (VOB) in starting your own business. Here are 5 excellent tips you need to know before you launch your VOB.
As a veteran owned business, you deserve to be very proud of your accomplishment and success. Certainly, Veteran Owned Business Roundtable (VOBRT) considers the improvement you have made by taking full advantage of the strategic webinars, online meetings, one-on-one and regulatory processes sessions contributed to your winning formula. Now you are considering expansion. Here are some very valuable tips to consider as you begin your evaluation process to expand.
You have taken the first important step in your post-military career in joining the world of veteran owned businesses. Now you can use those finely developed skills you learned in the service and apply them in the business world. In order to reach that successful destination, you will need to develop marketing strategies that will give you the strategic advantage needed. Here are some excellent free resources that will allow you to achieve business success.
All Veteran Owned Business verifications are not created equal and may be required to successfully submit a proposal for a government or corporate contracting opportunity. There are definite benefits to verification and it’s important to understand the differences between verifications, where it will be valid and choose the most relevant based on your business goals. Here’s a brief outline of just a few veteran verification processes available.
As he sought a definition of “business model,” Michael Lewis said, “All it really meant was how you planned to make money.” Cynical, yes; true, not necessarily. Organizations like VOBRT (Veteran Owned Business Roundtable) often base their business model and mission on how to help other people make money. Profit-oriented companies like yours can also help U.S. military veterans.
How Our Business Model Works For You
The Veteran Owned Business Roundtable (VOBRT) is the conduit which provides VOB’s the resources to grow and expand their business with the initiatives of government agencies and corporations that are dedicated to increasing the number of certified and mission-ready VOBs in their supply chain. Corporate Members are an important element in providing support and enabling VOBRT’s Committees to implement its business model and work to meet the organizations goals and objectives.