image003Taking place over three Mondays – January 12th, January 26th  and February 2nd,  the Small Business Brigade Entrepreneur Program is an all-encompassing entrepreneurship training program.  In the Long Beach, CA program, each military veteran or spouse of a veteran will learn about business planning, marketing, legal structures,  web development, accounting and finance taught by current business owners.  Upon completion of the training program, each participant will be assigned a business advisor who assists you one-on-one as you complete the planning stage and start your business. If you are looking to start your own business and do it the right way then this program is for you! *Particpants must be a Veteran or the Spouse of a Veteran*

For more information, go to:


 Welcome to the New Year 2015


Veterans Small Business Forum

hosted by


Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA)

8719 Colesville Road – Suite 100

Silver Spring, MD  20993


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

10 am – 12 pm


 Planning to Attend – Click Here to Register

(All are Welcomed)


Tuesday January 13, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST


Vietnam Veterans of America Headquarters
8719 Colesville Road
Suite 100
Silver Spring, MD 20993

Near Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line


This New Year 2015, the VET-Force will start its Veterans Small Business Forum with the January session be hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) at its headquarters location in Silver Spring, MD.  


This first session of the year will be dedicated to finalizing the strategic plan for 2015.  The Agenda will include:
1.  2015 Top 5 Legislative Priorities
2.  Member – Sponsor Donations
3.  Executive Committee Appointments
4.  VET-Force Election Committee
5.  114th Congress Review
We will also discuss the VET-Force supported initiative to increase the number of Employment and Business Opportunities for Veterans in the Airport Industry.  


Participation by Phone 


 (805) 399-1200

Code 877589#

 (Call lines will open up at 9:55 am)


Please be mindful to mute your phone using *6 when listening then you may press *6 again to unmute when you are speaking. 


 Thank You!


Coming Soon
VET-Force is a nonprofit organization whose primary mission is to advocate for the implementation of legislation, programs, and regulations to increase contracting opportunities for Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran Business Owners. Efforts are also made to identify employment opportunities for veterans and Corporations that are committed to hiring Veterans.


VET-Force organizational members include the Vietnam Veterans of America, National Association for Black Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Jewish War Veterans, Blinded Veterans Association, Vets Group other Veteran Service Organizations, Military Service Organizations and hundreds of Veteran Business Owners.


VET-Force has no dues or fees but from time to time we do have expenses. If you would like to make a donation to help support the work of the VET-Force – checks should be made payable to the VET-Force Foundation. Per request, you will receive a receipt for your tax-deductible donation.




Thank you for your support!
Joe Wynn
Vets Group


202 365-0482
order serif; font-size: medium;”>SBA Rhode Island District Office
Learn the Step-by-Step Process to Get Your Veteran-owned Small Business Verified by the U.S. Veterans Administration
Veterans Verification Workshop
Date & Time:   Thursday, January 8, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm
Location:         Commerce RI
315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101

Providence, RI  02908
Cost:                 FREE!
The Veteran’s Verification Workshop will provide any Veteran Owned business with the
most important features of the U.S. Veterans Administration program for assisting small

businesses, the Veterans First Contracting Program, and a detailed look at the Center for

Verification and Evaluation (CVE) application and review process. Coverage will include

applicability of the Small Business Act and 38CFR and its effect on eligibility.
We will review each step in the verification process (pre-application through
determination) including online reference materials, self-assessment tools, briefs,

documentation required, and the most common and current challenges in successfully

completing the verification process.
Questions: Soraya Sundberg,, 401-278-9173 
Date: 1/5/2015

SBA Los Angeles District Office

Women Veteran Entrepreneurial Network

 November 6, 2014 · 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bob Hope Patriotic Hall · 1816 Figueroa St · Los Angeles

Our team of small business experts delivers advice on how to start and grow your business.

Gain valuable, expert insight on finding financing, applying for government certifications, and other resources for Women Veteran Entrepreneurs and military spouses. This one-day training will:

  • Provide skills and business training for 200 women veterans;
  • Connect participants with community-based training;
  • Connect participants to capital resources; and
  • Network women veterans with each other for ongoing support.

Join us for a full day of training including continental breakfast and lunch.

Whatever stage your business is in, we’ll have interactive, informative sessions that will give you concrete steps to move your business forward.

  • Start Up – from the ‘I’ve got an idea stage’ to in business less than a year
  • Stable – in business for less than three years, but I’m up and running
  • Stretch – ready to stretch my wings and grow my businesses

Use this link for complimentary registration and to find more information:

Washington Metro Area SBA District Office

Are you interested owning a small business franchise? Need basic information on what to do next, costs, and where to go for assistance? Join the Small Business Administration and the Women Business Center of Northern Virginia to learn what it takes to pursue franchise opportunities.  We will have a representative from FRANET, and feature successful businesses franchise owners, sharing their stories of sustainability, growth, pitfalls, and rewards.


We will have a representative from SCORE discussing commercial leasing language.

Title:     Veteran’s Workshop on Starting a Franchise
When:   Monday, November 3, 2014
Time:    10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Where:  U.S. Small Business Administration
409 3rd Street, SW, (Eisenhower Conference Room B)
Washington, DC  20024

There is no charge to attend but advance registration is required.  To register please send an email to, with the Subject: Veteran’s Workshop on Starting a Franchise.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is conveniently located on the Orange, Silver, and Blue Metro Lines at the Federal Center SW station.  Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to allow time to go through security.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided to those who make a request by Monday, October 27, 2014, to