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Attention women veterans with an entrepreneurial passion!

V-WISE is coming to BOSTON on August 21-23, 2015

Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE) is a premier training program in entrepreneurship and small business management. V-WISE helps women veterans and female military spouses / partners find their passion and learn the business savvy skills necessary to turn an idea or start-up into a growing venture. V-WISE is operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) in cooperation with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).


As of January 2015, over 1,400 female veterans, transitioning female service members, and female military spouses have taken part in the V-WISE experience. Based on post-training assessments, the impact of the V-WISE experience has been overwhelmingly positive.

• 97% report the V-WISE online courses to be useful & appropriate for their needs.
• 61% of grads have launched a new venture or report a positive impact on existing venture.
• 96% report their overall experience at the V-WISE conference to be positive.
• 95% gave high ratings for V-Wise content, instructors, guest speakers and staff.

Space is limited so apply for admission today online at: http://vets.syr.edu/vwise

For questions call (315) 443-4629 or email  vwise@syr.edu


SBA New Hampshire District Office
55 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
603-225-1402


image003Taking place over three Mondays – January 12th, January 26th  and February 2nd,  the Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.  In the Long Beach, CA program, each military veteran or spouse of a veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.  Upon completion of the training program, each participant will be assigned a business advisor who assists you one-on-one as you complete the planning stage and start your business. If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you! *Particpants must be a Veteran or the Spouse of a Veteran*

For more information, go to:  http://conta.cc/1DGQQLm

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 Welcome to the New Year 2015

 

Veterans Small Business Forum

hosted by

 

Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

8719 Colesville Road – Suite 100

Silver Spring, MD  20993

 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

10 am – 12 pm

 

 Planning to Attend – Click Here to Register

(All are Welcomed)

When

Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Where
 

Vietnam Veterans of America Headquarters
8719 Colesville Road
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Near Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line

 

This New Year 2015, the VET-Force will start its Veterans Small Business Forum with the January session be hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at its headquarters location in Silver Spring, MD.  

 

This first session of the year will be dedicated to finalizing the strategic plan for 2015.  The Agenda will include:
 
1.  2015 Top 5 Legislative Priorities
2.  Member – Sponsor Donations
3.  Executive Committee Appointments
4.  VET-Force Election Committee
5.  114th Congress Review
 
We will also discuss the VET-Force supported initiative to increase the number of Employment and Business Opportunities for Veterans in the Airport Industry.  

 

Participation by Phone 

 

 (805) 399-1200

Code 877589#

 (Call lines will open up at 9:55 am)

 

Please be mindful to mute your phone using *6 when listening then you may press *6 again to unmute when you are speaking. 

 

 Thank You!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
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VET-Force is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to advocate for the implementation of legislation, programs, and regulations to increase contracting opportunities for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners. Efforts are also made to identify employment opportunities for veterans and Corporations that are committed to hiring Veterans.

 

VET-Force organizational members include the Vietnam Veterans of America, National Association for Black Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, Blinded Veterans Association, Vets Group other Veteran Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and hundreds of Veteran Business Owners.

 

VET-Force has no dues or fees but from time to time we do have expenses. If you would like to make a donation to help support the work of the VET-Force – checks should be made payable to the VET-Force Foundation. Per request, you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

 

 

 

Thank you for your support!
 
Joe Wynn
VET-Force
Vets Group

 

202 365-0482
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Veterans Small Business Forum



‘Doing Business with the Primes’



Tuesday, September 16, 2014


1 pm – 3 pm



hosted by



New York Life Insurance


Greater Washington Bethesda Office


6901 Rockledge Drive – Suite 500


Bethesda, MD 20817


(All are Welcomed – You
Must

Register by Sept 15th to Attend)



When

Tuesday September 16, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EDT

 


Where

New York Life Insurance

Greater Washington Bethesda Office

6901 Rockledge Drive

Suite 500

Bethesda, MD 20817






We hope you will join us September 16th for our Veterans Small Business Forum hosted by New York Life Insurance company at their state-of-the-art facility in Bethesda, Maryland.

We are planning a very robust agenda to include the following topics:

(1) Doing Business with the Primes

(2) Legislative Updates

– SBA Verification of VA Bus Owners

– MAP21 Inclusion of SDVOBs/Hubzones

(3) Getting the most out of the VA Small Business Conference in Atlanta

(4)
Special Guest: Miss Black America, Alexandra Morton;

 

And much, much more.

 


If Participating by Phone


Send email to KeyviBoyer@VetsGroup.org



(805) 399-1200


Code 877589#



(Call lines will open up at 12:55 pm)





Please be mindful to mute your phone using *6 when listening then you may press *6 again to unmute when you are speaking.


Thank You!



ANNOUNCEMENTS


Cisco – CompTia

Information Technology Classes forming Now

Contact Aryka Henderson

at ArykaHenderson@VetsGroup.org

202 822-0011
VET-Force is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to advocate for the implementation of legislation, programs, and regulations to increase contracting opportunities for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners. Efforts are also made to identify employment opportunities for veterans and Corporations that are committed to hiring Veterans.
VET-Force organizational members include the Vietnam Veterans of America, National Association for Black Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, Blinded Veterans Association, Vets Group other Veteran Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and hundreds of Veteran Business Owners.
VET-Force has no dues or fees but from time to time we do have expenses. If you would like to make a donation to help support the work of the VET-Force – checks should be made payable to the VET-Force Foundation

. Per request, you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.

 

 


Thank you for your support!

Joe Wynn
VET-Force
Vets Group

 

202 365-0482

VAMBOA VA RFPOn August 25, 2014, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that it plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a new Medical Appointment Scheduling System. This will be the next step in a series of actions that the VA is taking to replace its current scheduling system. The new system is expected to improve access to care for Veterans by offering medical schedulers with innovative scheduling software.  The RFP will be made public by the end of September, 2014. From the day of issuance, eligible vendors will have 30 days to respond.

The VA will issue a draft RFP prior to releasing the full RFP to maximize industry and stakeholder input. The solicitation will require a two-part demonstration of capabilities, consisting of a written proposal and a technical demonstration to scheduling staff. The VA hopes to award the contract by the end of the calendar year.

“VA chose a full- and open-competitive strategy to acquire a ‘commercial, off-the-shelf’ scheduling system,” said Stephen Warren, VA’s Chief Information Officer. “We want a system that is user-friendly and tailored specifically for our Veterans.”

VA Secretary Robert McDonald stated, “We want this process to be open to all eligible vendors to make sure the nation’s Veterans have the full benefits the innovative marketplace has to offer. When we can put a solid scheduling system in place, this will free up more human resources to focus on direct Veterans’ care. As VA recommits to its mission of caring for Veterans and evaluating our actions through the lens of what serves them best, we know a better scheduling system is necessary to provide them the timely, quality health care that they have earned and deserve.”

Even as the VA plans to issue its RFP to replace the existing system, efforts are progressing to make the current system better. The VA recently awarded a contract to improve the existing scheduling interface, providing schedulers a calendar view of resources instead of the current text-based, multiple-screen view.  This update is scheduled to begin roll out in January, 2015.

The VA is also developing two new mobile applications, one which will enable Veterans to directly request certain types of primary care and mental health appointments. The other app will give VA schedulers an easier-to-use interface to schedule medical appointments. Both apps are scheduled to roll out in December, 2014.

Veteran business owners will want to throw their hat in the ring, or at least closely watch which company or companies get this large contract with the VA. The companies who win contracts will most likely be looking for Veteran owned small business to sub-contract to, as part of their agreement with the VA.

The Veteran and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA) is a non-profit business trade association that promotes and assists Veteran Business Owners, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses (SDVOB) and Military Business Owners. Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and responsible for job generation. That is why VAMBOA provides its members with Business Coaching, Contracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

VAMBOA: VA To Issue RFP:  By Debbie Gregory

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