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Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans Survive 2013 Budget Cuts

Attention Veteran Business Owners: Tax credits for employers who hire military veterans or people belonging to certain disadvantaged groups (for example, people receiving government assistance or living in distressed areas) have survived the anticipated small business budget cuts. Although tax credits for hiring the disadvantaged expired in 2011 and those for hiring veterans expired at the end of 2012; both… Read more

Nashville Veteran’s Hiring Event Scheduled for January 2013

Starting in Nashville, TN on January 24, 2013, the military-to-civilian recruitment firm RecruitMilitary will produce at least 65 hiring events for military veterans all across the U.S. The first event on their 2013 schedule takes place at LP Field, home of the Tennessee Titans, in Nashville on Thursday, January 24, 2013.   The event begins at 11 a.m. and runs until… Read more

Fewer Veterans Starting Businesses; New Program Will Train Veteran Entraprenuers

Veterans made up only 6% of all new entrepreneurs last year, compared to 12% in 2000.  That’s a 50% decline in new veteran owned business start ups and a continuance of a decline which began over two decades ago.  These findings come from a recently published CNNMoney report based based on research conducted by the Kauffman Foundation, which focuses on entrepreneurial… Read more

Judge Allows Department of Veterans Affairs to Ignore Veteran Preference When Awarding Contracts

Due to an apparent legislative gap, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doesn’t have to give former service members’ small businesses preference for all of their contracts.  This alarming decision could impact $3 billion in federal contracts each year. On November 27th, U.S. Federal Claims Judge Nancy Firestone ruled against a bid protest filed by a Maryland veteran owned business.  Firestone said… Read more

New York City Offers Disaster Relief Funds To Help Small Businesses

VeteranOwnedBusiness.com recently identified 478 small, veteran owned business members currently listed in our Veteran Owned Business Directory from the areas hit by this incredible storm.  For those located in metro New York, who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy, the following announcement should come as good news: New York City is stepping up efforts to help small businesses struggling after Superstorm… Read more
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Company Headed By Army Veteran Offers Franchises Exclusively to Fellow Veterans

An Army veteran has launched what he says is the first company to offer former service members — and only former service members — a chance to buy one of his growing franchises. The enterprise is JDog Junk Removal, founded by Jerry Flanagan of Wayne, Pennsylvania.  The business hauls away people’s unwanted appliances, furniture and other household rubbish. The cost to buy… Read more

Salvation Army Provides Thanksgiving Dinners to Veterans Around The USA

Across the country, the Salvation Army has taken the lead to ensure veterans in most communities are treated to a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  Here are some of the upcoming events: Bangor, Maine The Salvation Army Dorothy Day Soup Kitchen’s Thanksgiving meal will  be held at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, November 20, at 65 S. Park Street in Bangor.  Guests will… Read more