Tagged: Veteran Owned Firms

Frequently Asked Questions

Today’s VOB FAQ: What types of products/services do you typically get calls/emails about?

Follow VOB On… VeteranOwnedBusiness.com Answer: we have over 2,500 categories. Every business member’s profile has a direct communication connection with the business’ representative. A majority of business correspondence goes directly to our members. Over the years we’ve received numerous “thank you” letters, emails, phone calls and more from members who represent a wide range of products/services. These range from one… Read more
Frequently Asked Questions

Today’s VOB FAQ: "How can I list more than one military branch?"

Follow VOB On… VeteranOwnedBusiness.com Answer: The main “military branch” and “military status” area of member profiles can only show one (1) military branch (example: “ARMY”) and one (1) military status (example: “separated”)!  However, if you (or the owner) served in more than one branch and/or your business has multiple owners who served in different branches, we suggest you add it… Read more

Operation Boots to Business (from Service to Startup)

Take The Next Step Toward Starting A Business After Your Military Service IS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU? Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Returning veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs. According to the most… 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 Categories Added: theme parties, online gaming, model cars, video game theater, celebrity impersonators and more | Veteran Owned Business

Attention Veteran Owned Business Members and Visitors: VeteranOwnedBusiness.com is proud to announce the addition of several new categories added to our Free Veteran Owned Business Directory of nearly 10,000 members. The following approved sub-categories have been suggested by one or more of our Veteran Owned Business Directory members. Mural Artists (in Artists and Art Related in main Arts and Entertainment… Read more