NBA All-Star 2018 Invites Veteran-Owned Businesses to Networking Event

Growing Your Game: How to Build Key Strategic Relationships to Accelerate Your Business One high net-worth relationship with someone that is well connected can open doors for you that will amplify your business overnight. The right connection can reach hundreds of thousands of prospects that would take many years to create on your own. During this powerful presentation, 10x Entrepreneur and Business Growth Expert Allison Maslan will give you the exact steps to walk up Read more…

PNC NaVOBA Corporate Ally Spotlight

NaVOBA 2-Star Corporate Ally The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States with $381 billion in assets and $265 billion in deposits as of Dec. 31, 2017. For 166 years, PNC has been a strong competitor, innovator and engaged corporate citizen. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PNC provides asset management, consumer banking and small business banking primarily in 19 states and the District Read more…

Business Opportunity with Lockheed Martin

NaVOBA Corporate Ally Lockheed Martin is looking for a small business with a secret clearance to provide escort services for uncleared personnel for build out activities. The hours are normally 0600-1430 however there will be occasion where they will need to work later or earlier but will not be required to work over time. Experienced U.S. Small Business suppliers should take two actions.  First, send a statement of interest with a summary of your company’s Read more…

The Department of Veterans Affairs is proposing changes to the Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Verification Program.

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (“the NDAA”), Public Law 114-840, placed the responsibility for issuing regulations relating to ownership and control for the verification of VOSBs with the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). This proposed regulation seeks to remove all references to ownership and control and to add and clarify certain terms and references that are currently part of the verification process. The NDAA also provides that in certain circumstances Read more…

Minnesota Increases State Spending with Veteran-Owned Businesses

Since 2015, spending on Minnesota state contracts with veteran-owned businesses increased 275 percent – from $1.8 million to more than $6.8 million in 2017. This increase follows Governor Dayton’s push to make sure state government is accessible to and reflective of all Minnesotans. “We are working hard to ensure that state government better reflects the rich diversity of Minnesota, and is accessible to all Minnesotans,” said Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on improved diversity in state contracting. Read more…

The Survey is Open for the 2018 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ Awards

NaVOBA officially opened its annual survey honoring the best U.S. corporations working with veteran-owned businesses. This prestigious list honors the large corporations that most successfully engage the nation’s Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ (VBEs) as suppliers. The survey runs through August 1, 2018. The companies that earn the Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises™ distinction will be featured in the summer issue of Veteran’s Enterprise, NaVOBA’s official national quarterly report and will receive the award at NaVOBA’s Read more…

NaVOBA Corporate Ally JPMorgan Chase Invests $4.2 Million to Support Veteran Small Business Owners

The multi-million dollar commitment benefits Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Main Street Launch (California), Carolina Small Business Development Fund (North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida), and PeopleFund (Texas), to provide loans for veterans looking to start or grow their own businesses. The firm also renewed its partnership with Bunker Labs to support their mission to equip veteran entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to succeed. One million service members will transition out of Read more…

NaVOBA Corporate Ally Hilton Celebrates Historic Year

Hilton was named one of NaVOBA’s 2017 Best Corporations for Veteran’s Business Enterprises® and celebrated a whole host of industry firsts, including the launch of Five Feet To Fitness, Hilton Honors loyalty program partnership with Amazon, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, and workplace innovations that received international recognition, according to Hilton’s recent press release. It was also the year that Hilton introduced Connected Room – the first mobile-centric hotel room that will let guests personalize and control their stays from the Hilton Honors smartphone app. Read more…

Clarity Concerning NaVOBA’s Focus

2017 certainly ended with a bang for NaVOBA. First of all, we couldn’t be more excited to have officially launched our exclusive Certified Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (VBE) and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprise™ (SDVBE) programs. Second, we also hosted our first annual conference in Phoenix where we connected our Corporate Allies and veteran-owned businesses together for training and networking. Doing Things a Little Differently One of the other major changes that demands clarity is NaVOBA’s streamlined Read more…

Save the Date for the Veteran Edge Conference

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families is proud to announce the Veteran EDGE Conference which will take place February 16-18, 2018 in Austin, TX. This first-of-its-kind event is dedicated solely to veteran and military spouse business owners and the ecosystem that supports them. During this three-day conference and training event, stakeholders, IVMF program graduates, and veteran and military spouse-owned businesses from around the country will gather to network, and learn about the latest opportunities, Read more…