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As you know, funding for the NEVBRC from the SBA was not renewed, severely crippling our ability to help deserving veterans in the New England region. The closest veteran outreach organization is now located in Syracuse, New York.
However, there is a chance that we can continue on in a limited capacity – but we need your help.
The NEVBRC is seeking businesses in the area that support our veterans and want to help them succeed. We are in desperate need of funds to help us keep the lights on and maintain at least some of our outreach efforts across the region. If you know of any veteran-friendly firms or businesses willing to help us, please let us know. $15,000 will go a long way to helping us stay open for the next year.
If you or someone you know can help with our fundraising efforts, please contact me at email@example.com or phone 617-532-0918. Thank you, and I wish you much success in your ventures.
SBA Offering Online Government Contracting Training Late April 2015
How it works
Just like a class you’d attend in person, courses are taught by a live instructor on a scheduled day and time. The Web-enabled Instructor-Led training experience has much in common with the classroom equivalent. Students:
• Receive course materials in advance
• Participate in real time using a broadband connection
• Interact directly with the instructor and their peers
From your computer, you’ll link to an instructor in a live, real-time, interactive learning experience. You’ll become part of a virtual classroom where you can ask questions, seek guidance and participate in class discussions and interactive exercises.
StreetShares Update: They're giving away $5,000 Each Month
To One Lucky Vet!
StreetShares just announced the launch of the Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award. This is a monthly award of $5,000 to a great veteran or military spouse-owned business. No strings attached! Apply to win here.
Winners will be selected each month by a panel led by StreetShares advisor and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George Casey. This is our way of encouraging veterans entrepreneurship in America.
StreetShares recently secured over $200 million in funding to back loans for veteran-owned small businesses. We’ve also formed the nation’s largest coalition of veteran-focused business organizations. Our partners serve a collective membership of more than 3 million U.S. military veterans.
StreetShares Secures $200M For
Veteran-Owned Small Businesses
WASHINGTON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — StreetShares, the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace for small business loans, today announced commitments from Direct Lending Investments, Community Investment Management (CIM) and Eagle Bank Corp for more than $200 million in funding to back loans on the StreetShares marketplace, with a focus on funding veteran-owned small businesses. Direct Lending Investments, a business loan investment fund, and CIM, an impact investment asset management firm, will fund $200 million in small business loans over a four year period. Eagle Bank Corp, a community bank in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., opened a warehouse line for StreetShares.Find Out More
The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) training program
The next session of the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is open for registration! The 3-day course takes place June 9-11, 2015,
Each VIP course has capacity for 50 applicants, interested parties can register here.
The Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) is an educational training program for owners, principals and C-level executives of veteran-owned businesses. The VIP is a 27-hour, 3-day comprehensive certification program instructed by professional service experts, government officials, and agency representatives. It is designed for veteran businesses to increase their ability to win government contracts by establishing best business practices. 397 veteran-owned businesses have graduated from the program to-date. The National Center for VIP is located at The Bolger Center Hotel and Conference Center in Potomac, Maryland.Find Out More
Training and Verification Program Town Halls
Issue: CVE is hosting training and Verification Program Town Halls for interested Service Disabled- and Veteran Owned Small Businesses. You can download the town hall schedule here.
Background: To assist newly verified and expiring firms, CVE is providing as a courtesy training webinars. CVE is also hosting a webinar specifically for Veterans interested in applying for verification for the first time. Although operating guidance or regulation does not require CVE to host these sessions, or for Veteran Small Businesses to participate in them as part of the verification program and process, we see these events as another opportunity to create a win-win situation for applicants, CVE Certified Verification Assistance Counselors, and the CVE enterprise
Discussion: If you have any questions, or need more information, please contact our Verification Support Counselor Liaison via email VerificationCounselor@va.gov or call 202-632-9099.
Budget Blinds Offering Vets Franchises With No Initial Entry Fee
Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, is proud to announce the launch of its Troops in Transition program, which provides Veterans who have left active duty within the past two years, an opportunity to own a franchise with no initial entry fee. Veterans selected to participate in the Troops in Transition program will go through a six-month trial period as a franchisee where they are required to meet financial milestones set by the Budget Blinds corporate team. Upon meeting these goals, Veterans will be signed as a traditional Budget Blinds franchise owner. The program removes a significant barrier of $75,000 that would traditionally be required to become a Budget Blinds franchisee.Find Out More
V-WISE Is Coming To Boston!
The Westin Copley Place | 10 Huntington Ave. | Boston, MA 02116
We’re proud to officially announce the V-WISE program is coming to Boston. The event will take place August 21 – 23 at The Westin Copley Place. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the class is full, but no later than Friday, July 10. Our associated 15-day online curriculum will begin on July 27th. We’re accepting 200 women veterans and female military spouses into the program.Find Out More
Veteran Symposium 2015
Veteran Symposium on the Move for 2015 – NEVBRC will be at Booth #10!
The Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium moves to Norfolk, Virginia, to reach a new, growing crop of veteran small business owners
Washington, DC, November 25, 2014 – The National Veteran Small Business Coalition (NVSBC) and its partner, AetherQuest Solutions (AQS), Inc., are excited to announce that the Veteran Entrepreneur Training Symposium (VETS) is moving to the Norfolk Waterside Marriott Hotel in Norfolk, Virginia, June 9-11, 2015.Find Out More
10 Business Resolutions for 2015 - Without Getting A Headache!
Traditional New Year’s resolutions include get out of debt, get a new job or work from home, save more money, exercise, get organized, learn something new, and reduce stress. At the BPI Strategy Group, we work with CEOs and business executives to increase their professional and corporate business performance. To help our many subscribers of BPI News, we have provided a list of the top ten recommended New Year’s “business” resolutions modified from the traditional resolutions.
Follow them and you will be healthier, wealthier and wiser in 2015.Find Out More
Affordable Home Opportunities For Vets!
Habitat For Humanity Metro West/Greater Worcester is offering US veterans and their families a chance to own a home at a more affordable price.
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4 Business Funding Programs for Veterans
There are more than 2.4 million businesses operated by veterans nationwide, according to the SBA 2012 Veterans Report. Despite this growing trend towards entrepreneurship, funding options that specifically benefit veterans are difficult to find. Here are four unique funding programs if you are a veteran starting or expanding your business.Find Out More
NEVBRC invites you to Manage Hub Accelerator, the world's largest business accelerator program!Find Out More
MassBizWorks helps businesses grow, hire and train workers,
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and reduce costs - and they can help you
NEVBRC Recognized During Senate Committee
On Small Business And Entrepreneurship!
- The SBIR program serves to fund the critical startup and development stages for a technology – can they help you? More
- Small Business Owners Needed For Our Regional Regulatory Fairness BoardsMore
- TECHBOOTCAMPS Offers $500 Scholarships To MA Vets More
- Reservists Eligible To Apply For SBA Working Capital Loans More
- CEO Walter Wise Talks About NEVBRC On The Friends Of Kevin Radio Show