1. VetFran to Host Free Panel for Veterans at IFE

    VetFran is mounting free panel for veterans, active duty service members and their spouses interested in franchise ownership during the International Franchise Expo in New York.  The seminar is “Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising” and will take place Saturday, June 22nd from 10:00 – 11:00am in room 1B02 of the Javits...
  2. Veterans can attend MBRT CEO Business Summit and White House Event

    MBRT and Veteranscorp would like to invite any Veterans interested in the CEO Business Summit/White House and Congressional Briefing on June 26-27 in DC to join at a special discount saving of $200. Use the special code-VeteranVIP and you can register for only $195 at MBRT member rates. The White House briefing is controlled entirely...
  3. Indiegogo used by Special Forces

    Many people know of Indiegogo as the platform used for more than 100,000 cause-related, creative or entrepreneurial campaigns, including raising money for areas such as music, charity, film and Veteran small business. To run a successful campaign one needs to first reach out to family and friends to pitch their...
  4. VBS & EBV a match for entrepreneurial success

    Veteran Business Services (VBS) which is the exclusive franchise collaboration partner for Veteranscorp.org was accepted and participated in the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), at Purdue’s Krannert School of Management. The Veteran Entrepreneurs participating within the bootcamp participated in a three phase process including a self-study session in...
  5. TEDCO steps up plans for equity investments via Veterans Opportunity Fund

    The Maryland Technology and Development Corporation, better know as TEDCO, is implementing a $10 million dollar equity fund which will focus on Veteran franchise investments and other Veteran small business opportunities.  The fund has been named the Veterans Opportunity Fund (“VOF”) and will be geared toward start-up and early stage...
  6. Veteran small business may finally get NMTC !

    The Obama Administration is working on a set of regulatory reforms to the existing New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) rules that will make it easier for community development entities (CDEs) to attract private sector funds for investment in startups and small businesses operating in low income communities.  The new regulations...
  7. TechStars Announces Patriot Bootcamp

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: JUNE 24, MIDNIGHT ET, 2012 TechStars Patriot Boot Camp is an intense three-day program starting July 18th at Georgetown of 2012 that will educate and mentor Veterans and Service Members to innovate, build technology companies, and create jobs. Participation in the Patriot Boot Camp will be the catalyst...
  8. What legislation might pass Congress this year to help Veteran Small Business?

    A recent Congressional Round Table event at the Capitol, hosted by Veterans Entrepreneurship Task Force (Vet-Force), offered support for the recommendations by the Interagency Task Force for Veteran Small Business Report. The Report (Recommendation #15), supported by senior members at all major Federal Agencies and VSOs, called for providing financial...
  9. Triple Win for Global Business Network Association (GBNA) and Ted Leonsis at the Verizon Center

    Win #1 The Global Business Network Association (GBNA), trying to prove that smart little small businesses can attract support from giants in the marketplace, organized a very special small business networking affair at the Verizon Center in DC this past weekend.  Micheal Davis, a Founder and Director of GBNA, showed...
  10. ACP AdvisorNet is ready for prime time – it’s a new social network for Veterans who need help in life and business.

    Sid needs good questions and good answers now! When you have already created one of the most successful mentoring programs in the country for post 9/11-Veterans, what’s next?  For American Corporate Partners, “next” is  building a social network for their 1500 (and growing) mentees, which will let anybody help any...
  11. Independent Yellow Pages Publishers across the U.S. have a valuable free initiative for Returning Military Veterans who are planning to start their own businesses.

    A coalition of independent Yellow Pages publishers across the United States have banded together to create a first-of-its-kind program designed to extend much needed economic relief to American Veterans returning home from military duty. Celebrities mobilized to spread the word of American Hometown Heroes have included Bo Derek, John Corbett,...
  12. VA will try to Push Self-Employment Track in Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VRE) Program

    The Veterans Administration recently brought in over 100 VRE counselors to learn new skill sets, which will help VRE counselors gain better insight into how to advise their clients on accessing the necessary resources to implement a successful small business. Veteranscorp.org partnered with Joining Force’s Veterans Fast Launch Program to...