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“The mission of the Veterans Business Association
 
is to advance the interests of Veteran Owned Businesses
through community awareness, effective networking,
and community programs."

 

The American Legion commissioned a survey in  January to determine the level of satisfaction among female veterans with the care that they receive at VA healthcare facilities.

The results were published in April and are not very good. Please click on the icon above to read some of the results from the survey.

 Certificates Honor Cold War Warriors

We all know that the Cold War is over but did you know that the Defense Department has taken steps to recognize the service of millions of peacetime warriors? Follow this link for information on how to receive an official certificate that recognizes your service during the Cold War:

Cold War Certificate of Recognition

 

Are You Registered as a Veteran Owned Business?

Here at the Veterans Business Resource Center, part of the VBA initiatives, we council veterans and their families on business start-ups and expanding existing businesses. When it comes to finding business and attracting customers to their business, many veteran owned businesses fall short. 

There is value to creating an effective marketing plan that simply describes your business and your relationship with your customers. But, where do these customers come from. Any business, especially a small business must make efforts to attract customers. - the build-it-and-they-will-come is a myth. Retail establishments have to advertise their products AND their location in order for folks to find the business. Contractors and service businesses must also do the same AND they have to go out and look for customers in the real world.

Whether your business relies solely on government contracts or not, if you are not registered with a variety of on-line government websites, you are missing out on some real business. Major prime contractors use  these on-line tools to find subcontractors and suppliers every day. You may qualify to register in more than one category - look to see if you qualify as a Historically Underutilized Business (HUB), as an 8(a) contractor, or as a Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). So, use the links below - get going and get registered now!

Vetbiz.gov      SAM (System for Award Management)      HUBZone Business      8(a) Business Development Program

 

If you have any questions on registering your business, please do not hesitate to contact your Veteran Business Resource Center @ (915) 534-0588