VAMBOA: BlackHat

Black Hat, the world’s largest and most relevant information security conference is offering two free passes to transitioning Veterans who are within 12 months of EAS, or Veterans who are within 12 months of separation, AND who have great interest in information security as a career. The conference will take place August 1-6 in Las Vegas.

If you’ve never attended Black Hat, it is an unreal gathering of hackers, cyber security experts, and everyone between. If you’d like to be considered for the passes, please email Matt Devost at  Matt is heading the selection process and mentoring the selectees at the conference. It is an opportunity not to be missed for those interested in information security.

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 CoachingContracting Opportunities, a Blog that provides information, Networking contacts and other resources. Membership is FREE to Veterans. Join Now!

SBA Michigan District Office

Take advantage of Early Bird Registration through September 30th!

Ford Motor Company’s Dan Fortunato, Director of Construction and Services Purchasing will be providing the luncheon keynote address for this year’s conference.  To register click on:

Veterans Business Confernce


The City of Perris and the Southwest Veterans’ Business Resource Center proudly present the

3rd Annual Small Business Outreach Event

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 • 7:00 am–5:00 pm | 101 N. D Street, Perris, CA 92570

Registration required:               Attendees: ADMISSION IS FREE
Exhibitors: Inside booth $50, outside booth $25 (Booth includes one 6 foot table and 2 chairs) SPACE IS LIMITED. Secure your booth now!
Sponsors: The ARRC.Com, California Department of General Services (DGS), Wells Fargo, IRG Plotters & Printers, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, Platinum Exchange, Wild Apricot, NABSHOW

Schedule of Events
7:00 am–1:00 pm – Registration
7:00 am–8:00 am – Founders’ Breakfast, by invitation only
8:00 am–5:00 pm – Exhibiting
8:15 am–8:45 pm – Prayer, Color Guard, Opening Remarks, Mayor, City of Perris, Wells Fargo Presentation, SWVBRC Chairman and CEO Albert R. Renteria
9:00 am–10:30 am – On the spot—Get Certifed as a Small Business/Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise. Seating is limited (20 spots), registration is required (call SWVBRC at 760-468-1315). Gather the following documents, then follow the application process:
• Applicant/Affiliate Federal Tax Returns for three most recent tax years
• Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
• Secretary of State Number
• Home address of Officers, Member/Manager and Partners
• Dun & Bradstreet Number (if applicable)
• Contractors State License Board Number (if applicable)
• Keywords (Since you are limited to 255 characters, do NOT use periods or
commas and do NOT repeat words.)
10:30 am–11:30 am – Metropolitan Water District, Caltrans, CalFire, and CalVet will discuss upcoming projects
11:30 am–1:00 pm – Guest Speaker—NFL Player and Actor Fred Dryer, NFL TBI/PTSD Champion and Advocate
1:00 pm–2:00 pm – CSU San Bernardino, State Prisons and other state agencies will discuss upcoming projects
2:00 pm–3:30 pm – “I’m Certifed, Now What?” workshop


Mentor Month is part of a larger effort by SBA and AARP to promote entrepreneurship among individuals ages 50 and older. It will consist of events across the country that will match encore entrepreneurs with mentors who have small business experience. The events also will help connect encore entrepreneurs with mentors from SBA’s network of Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), Women’s Business Centers (WBCs), and SCORE chapters who can help throughout the life of an entrepreneur’s business.

Click here to locate a Mentor Month Program near you.



All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis

7th-annual-american-legion-resource-badgeRegister for the 8th annual American Legion Small Business Task Force Training Conference
Washington, D.C., February 26-27. Click here to register online

Speakers and federal executives from Washington, D.C. will be bring you the most up-to-date information available, and local federal offices will be on-hand to provide direct assistance to companies who attend.

Financing, contracting and procurement, business development, and much, much more.

This conference will feature special break-out sessions that will address the needs and unique situations of our woman veteran population with guest appearances from famous celebrities. We will also have presentations provided by Mr. Bill Jenkins, former Veterans Business Development Procurement Liaison for the Small Business Administration If you own a business – you will not want to miss this conference.

This event ALWAYS sells out, so register early and plan ahead.

Speaker Sessions Include:
U.S. Small Business Administration
Clark Construction
Department of Veteran Affairs
Office of International Trade
Department of Defense
Department of Labor
Department of Homeland Security
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Strategies for Small Businesses – Business Financing
Defense Logistics Agency
The Northeast Veterans Business Resource Center
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Several Congressional representatives and their staff

The American Legion’s Small Business Task Force is hosting their 8th Annual Washington Veterans Small Business Training Program. Our training sessions will continue to deliver timely, relevant, and valuable information which will enable you to take your company to the next level and increase profitability. Our speakers lineup includes professional trainers, senior federal executives, contracting experts, and seasoned veteran business owners whose only motivation for participating is to help you succeed.

Sign up HERE: