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

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VA Announces
Small Business Engagement

December 9-11
Atlanta Geogia

The 2014 Engagement has been specifically tailored to enable procurement ready Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) to discuss potential opportunities directly with a large number of Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs) from both the Federal and Commercial sectors. These opportunities will provide the ACCESS that is vital to successful business development.

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Registration begins 01 September 2014


The Interview
SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

SDVOSB questions and much more.

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Start Your Own Business

MILITARY.COM The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently hosted a “Veterans Entrepreneurship Panel” during National Small Business Week featuring leading experts. Here are three key tips from the experts when starting a new business:

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(1) Have a plan. While many skills gleaned through service -- resilience, teamwork, dauntlessness -- are directly applicable to business, these attributes must be purposefully channeled;

(2) Find a mentor; and

(3) Hire employees as soon as possible. Banks tend to appraise companies as a whole when choosing whether to offer a loan, he explained, regardless of a principle's achievements or abilities. Banks will look at you differently if you have even just one employee.

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9th ANNUAL
Veterans Business Conference
"Meet and Greet"
Grand Rapids, MI

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CVE: FOIA
Must Follow FOIA Guidelines

On February 25, 2014, the Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) sent an email to all firms in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database stating we could be required to release information Veterans provided as part of the verification application. This release would be the result of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. We recently posted an update to our VETBIZ website to on this matter which is outlined below.

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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.


“Starting a Business”
Workshop

25 September 2014
1030-1230
Detroit, MI

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“Starting a Business”
Workshop

09 Octoberr 2014
1300-1500
Flint, MI

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9th ANNUAL VETERAN BUSINESS CONFERENCE
"Meet & Greet"

29 October 2014
0800-1600
Grand Rapids, MI

Early Bird Price
$35 (Each)
(Save $10 until 01 October 2014)

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Crowne Plaza
5700 East 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI 48546

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