Exclusive NaVOBA Discount for the Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference

NaVOBA is excited to work with our friends at the Veteran’s Business Outreach Center at the University of Texas at Arlington for the Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference during National Veteran’s Small Business Week. This event provides an excellent opportunity for Certified VBEs® and SDVBEs® to connect with NaVOBA’s Corporate Allies and other VBEs to grow business relationships. When: November 6-9, 2019 Where: Arlington, Texas The Business Beyond the Battlefield Conference provides collaborative, hands-on, interactive Read more…

VBE Spotlight: Translation Services International

Business: Translation Services International Founder: Frank Semmens, served in the United States Navy from 1957-1962 Frank  told us, ” I founded the business in 1990, in Rochester, NY serving the needs of regional businesses such as Xerox, Kodak, Bausch & Lomb, Dresser-Rand and many regional technical manufacturers.” Who we are: USA-based Translation Services International (TSI) specializes in effective communication around the world. Our team of expert translators and project managers understand language nuance and help you Read more…

VBE Spotlight: Home Captain

Business: Home Captain Founder: Grant Moon, he served in the Army Reserves 1998-2019. Home Captain is a real estate technology innovator, established in 2013,  combining bank, lender, and Realtor® services into a one-stop shop for consumer home buying, selling, and financing. Within its suite of conversion optimization products and services, Home Captain boasts a web and mobile MLS-integrated home search app, an AI-powered chatbot for re-engaging mortgage leads, world-class real estate concierge services, portfolio incubation Read more…

NaVOBA and Capital One announce the 2019 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year

NaVOBA and Capital One, in partnership with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), announced the 2019 LGBT Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year as part of the LGBTUnity Conference in Tampa. NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises® of the Year is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to an elite selection of America’s veteran business owners working as supplier partners to NaVOBA’s Corporate Allies. “NaVOBA’s Veteran’s Business Enterprise® of the Year awards have celebrated the incredible diversity Read more…

Katie Bigelow, Women’s Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year award Finalist

 Katie Bigelow is the President of Mettle Ops and one of the Women’s Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year  Finalists. She served in the United States Army as a Blackhawk Pilot and Medevac. Mettle Ops was created in 2013 in Sterling Heights, MI to offer these services: federal acquisition consulting and business development, engineering services, program management, and procurement.   Mettle Ops has two customer groups.  The first group is the federal government.  The market Read more…

Wendy Perry, Women’s Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year Award Finalist

Wendy Perry, CEO Catalyst Executive Advising and Development Army, Lieutenant Colonel  – 1994- 2015, She joined the  R.O.T.C. to have the ability to afford college. She was a Registered Nurse in the army. We provide Executive / Leadership Coaching; Executive Assessment, Training and Development; Leadership Consulting; Performance Enhancement; Training Seminars, Workshops & Webinars; Keynote Speaking. Our primary customers are C-Suite, Executive-level Leadership, High Potentials, Professionals desiring to move to the next level. I co-founded Catalyst Read more…

VBE Spotlight: Bancroft Capital, LLC

Bancroft Capital, LLC Founded in 2017 by Cal Quinn, Navy Veteran: 1997 – 2002 Services Provided: Institutional Brokerage and Investment Banking Bancroft was founded on the ideal that no disabled veteran should be viewed as a charity but instead a highly sought-after commodity. Their capacity to excel does in fact exceed them as their able-bodied selves; the resilience developed through the recovery process has enhanced their capacity to achieve greatness.  This thesis statement was given Read more…

NaVOBA in partnership with Shell and Lowe’s Announce the 2019 Women’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD, USA, June 26, 2019 The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and Shell Oil Company and Lowe’s Companies, Inc. honored the 2019 Women Veteran’s Business Enterprise of the Year (WVBEOY) award recipients last night at the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council’s (WBENC) Conference and Business Fair in Baltimore, MD. The WVBEOY is a prestigious honor bestowed annually to an elite selection of women from the nation’s 3 million U.S. military veteran business owners. “These Read more…

Texas Tax Code gives Tax Exemption

New Veteran – Owned Businesses and Texas Franchise Tax Exemption: A qualifying new veteran-owned business is not subject to franchise tax for its initial five-year period, but must file Form 05-163, Texas Franchise Tax No Tax Due Report (PDF), for each of those years. For more information, see Texas Tax Code Section 171.0005 and Rule 3.574, Margin: New Veteran-Owned Businesses. To be considered a new veteran-owned business, an entity must: be an entity formed or organized in Texas on or after Jan. Read more…

Veteran Entrepreneurship: The UPS Store, Inc.

The UPS Store, Inc. Launches Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship Offering Franchise Incentives Up to $300,000 Franchise fee to be waived for 10 eligible U.S. veterans SAN DIEGO, May 21, 2019– Today, The UPS Store, Inc. announced its recently launched, Mission: Veteran Entrepreneurship, a program offering significant financial incentives – valued at nearly $300,000 – for a select group of qualified U.S. military veterans to help open their own The UPS Store® franchise location. The UPS Store, Inc. is Read more…