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: 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…

NaVOBA Honored to be the Veteran’s Business Community Partner of the National Business Inclusion Consortium

NaVOBA was honored last week to join the coalition representing the National Business Inclusion Consortium (NBIC), a coalition of the nation’s leading business organizations representing diverse communities. NaVOBA strives to maximize marketplace and supply chain access and competitiveness for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, education and recognition. NaVOBA and the NBIC share symbiotic goals to advocate for the business interests of a diverse range of people. NaVOBA also Read more…

VBE Spotlight on: Divergent Alliance

VBE Spotlight on: Divergent Alliance Matthew Moeller founded the company in 2017. Served from 2002-2005 in the U.S. Airforce, E4   Divergent Alliance provides full service distribution of tools and safety equipment for the utility industry. They recently partnered with Hi-line Utility Supply and Colony Hardware Corp. to be able to offer single sourcing and diversity to fulfill their customer’s needs.   In early 2017, Matthew left a secure position at ComEd to go on Read more…

Time is Running out for Early Bird Discount for the Keeping the Promise Conference

Keeping the Promise offers the veteran and the disabled business owner an exciting opportunity to discover new business markets, team members, customers, and business practices. Select small businesses will have the opportunity to compete in a hands-on competition to create a proposal for winning a contract in both the federal and private corporate arenas. Early Bird Rates end on 4/27. Click here to save today! Attendees can participate in educational seminars that can potentially take Read more…

The Survey is Open to Recognize the 2019 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises™

The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) officially opened its annual survey today honoring the best U.S. corporations working with veteran-owned businesses. Now in its 13th year, this prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBEs) and/or Certified Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ as suppliers. The survey runs through July 15, 2019. “The military teaches leadership, teamwork, integrity, resolve and ingenuity,” said NaVOBA President Matthew Pavelek. “These intangibles Read more…

Save the Date for the 2019 Veteran’s Business Expo of Georgia

The best way to help Veteran’s Business Eneterprises® is to give them access to as many opportunities as possible. So NaVOBA is working with our friends at the Nation Veteran Supplier Diversity Coalition to promote their reverse trade show model based directly around the needs of the VBEs: affordable, exclusively veteran-focused, and access to a vast network of private companies and government purchasing managers looking to buy from veteran owned-businesses. ​Date: Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 ​Location: Read more…