Veterans are quite familiar with the daunting challenges they have faced on the battlefield. Launching a business is another challenge that veterans are eager to face. As a mentor, you can become an excellent team leader in mentoring veterans to develop successful (VOB) veteran owned business. Each-one-teach-one is a mentoring mantra which has helped build a great nation of successful veteran businesses.
Government contracts can be “…very lucrative – or you wouldn’t see so many companies going after them,” says Forbes. When a government contract is given (You’ll hear the word “awarded” often, regarding these government business opportunities.) to private companies that can deliver goods and/or perform services under that contract.
It’s difficult enough for a company to join the ranks of corporate America. Small business owners, particularly veteran owned businesses (VOBs) face overwhelming challenges. Fortunately, caring corporations have created Small Business Administration (SBA)-like programs to help veterans. Here are some of the ways corporations are helping veterans grow their businesses.
It’s 2017. This is going to be a great year to maximize your business opportunities and increase your profits! If you take advantage of membership in VOBRT (Veteran Owned Business Roundtable), that will be your first step in the right direction, and you don’t need an NGA* map to find us. For over 10 years, VOBRT has connected and helped develop alliances between U.S. ex-military businesspeople and government agencies/international corporations.
One of the main benefits of membership in the VOBRT is access to specialty events. These VOBRT-community events not only make it possible to network with other veteran business owners in 2017, but you can also gain valuable insights and knowledge in problem areas you as a veteran business owner may have. Everyone who takes part in VOBRT activities is in it to grow their own businesses and to help other veterans be successful. So, if you’re still considering membership in or just joined and want to know more about services offered, here is exactly what it means to participate in VOBRT events.
As veterans were committing a portion of their lives to protecting our nation’s interests, many of their civilian contemporaries enjoyed a significant head start in their careers. Some veterans even paid the greater sacrifice by sustaining service-related disabilities that could severely hamper their ambitions. Fortunately, federal and state governments, along with our U.S. Supreme Court, have taken an active position to remedy any competitive disadvantages that veterans incurred when they committed to military service.
As a business owner, you understand the importance of networking. The more you connect with other business owners and players, the greater your growth potential. Connecting with other businesses can be challenging without help. As a military veteran, you have access to the Veteran Owned Business Routable (VOBRT), a national association designed to “Serve those who have served.” Membership connects you to those who can help you open doors, grow and prosper. There are several benefits of joining and listing your business in the VOBRT business directory and mobile app.
Being a member of the Vet Connect program offers a number of benefits to business owners. It helps increase your reach while also earning you a positive reputation within your community. The ability to participate in special local Veteran Owned Business Roundtable events is also a valuable part of the program.
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) is proud to support veteran, service member, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National…
Recently, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the Veterans Administration must continue to follow the ‘Rule of Two’ when awarding contracts to Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs). Journalist Robert Barnes of the Washington Post provides the details of the decision and how it affects Veteran-owned small businesses doing business with the VA:
By Robert Barnes June 16 of the Washington Post