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The Veteran (Semi) Professional

The Veteran (Semi) Professional Podcast Ep. 191: Leading Recon Marines in Vietnam, Business Success, and Finding the Meaningful Chapter Helping Veterans with Lynn Lowder We are excited to share the latest podcast from The Veteran (Semi) Professional featuring VBP's own Lynn Lowder as he talks to you on a remarkable journey of leadership and mentorship. This podcast touches on Lynn's life, from leading recon Marines in Vietnam to his success as a trial attorney. However, Lynn's true calling emerged when he dedicated himself to helping veterans find their meaningful chapters in life. Through VBP, Lynn passionately guides veterans toward personal and professional fulfillment. His insightful perspectives on success in leadership, business, relationships, and life resonate with audiences ranging from executives and military personnel to coaches, athletes, and parents. Join Lynn Lowder and Mark on an empowering journey where he shares invaluable insights and supports veterans in discovering their purpose and making a meaningful impact. Click here to enjoy the latest podcast episode from The Veteran (Semi) Professional.

By |2023-05-18T16:04:02-05:00May 18th, 2023|Categories: Podcast|

Introduction to Veteran Business Project

Introduction to Veteran Business Project This is the first in a series of Veteran Business Project orientation videos. This one explains the origins of VBP and our unique “vHarmony” business match-making model, whereby we match veterans/military spouses seeking to become small business owners with existing, viable businesses looking to sell. With many baby boomers seeking to sell and retire, it is now a buyers’ market. Watch this video and learn what Veteran Business Project can do for you and what resources they can connect you with to help accelerate your journey to business ownership.

By |2023-05-17T20:45:14-05:00May 16th, 2023|Categories: Video|

Fox and Friends Live Broadcast at Rosie’s Home Cookin’ Featuring Lynn Lowder and the Veteran Business Project

On Monday, May 15th, 2024, Fox and Friends will broadcast live from Rosie's Home Cookin' in Naperville, Illinois, from 5 AM until 8 AM. The broadcast will feature Lynn Lowder, a Vietnam veteran, CEO, and co-founder of the Veteran Business Project (VBP). This 501c3 organization helps match veterans or military spouses with businesses wanting to sell at zero cost to the veteran.

By |2023-05-12T17:29:43-05:00May 12th, 2023|Categories: News|

Mission United Partners with VBP to Help Veterans

We are proud to announce that Veteran Business Project (VBP) has partnered with Mission United, an outstanding organization that provides critical support to veterans in Broward County, Florida. This partnership will empower veterans and their families.

By |2023-05-10T10:15:33-05:00May 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|

Nonprofit guides veterans in entrepreneurship | VBP interview with Morning in America

Interview with NewsNation We're thrilled to share this interview with our CEO and co-founder, Lynn Lowder, as he discusses our mission to support veteran entrepreneurs with NewsNation. In the interview, Lynn explains how the Veteran Business Project provides crucial mentorship and resources to help veteran-owned small businesses grow and thrive. Our unique "V-Harmony" process connects veterans with experienced entrepreneurs to help guide them on their entrepreneurial journey. We're proud to be making a difference in the lives of our nation's heroes and supporting their post-military careers. Watch the full interview now!We would like to extend a sincere thank you to NewsNation and announcer Mitch Carr for the opportunity to share our mission with their audience. Your support means the world to us, and we are grateful for the opportunity to spread the word about our important work. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of our nation's heroes. Thank you! 

By |2023-04-04T12:54:06-05:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: News, Video|

How Veterans Can Take Over a Retiring Entrepreneur’s Existing Business

How Veterans Can Take Over a Retiring Entrepreneur’s Existing Business At the VBP, we are passionate about helping veterans pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and create successful careers beyond military service. That's why we were thrilled to see Lynn Lowder, one of our co-founders, featured in a recent interview with Military.com. In the article titled "How Veterans Can Take Over a Retiring Entrepreneur's Existing Business," Lynn spoke about the valuable work that VBP is doing to help veterans acquire and run existing businesses. He highlighted the benefits of this approach, including the potential for a quicker path to profitability and the opportunity to build on an established foundation. At VBP, we provide extensive support and guidance to veterans interested in taking over an existing business. From assisting with due diligence and financing, our team is dedicated to helping veterans succeed in their entrepreneurial ventures. We are incredibly grateful to Zachary Fryer-Biggs, Blake Stilwell, and Military.com for featuring Lynn and sharing the vital work that VBP is doing to support veterans. Their article is a testament to the critical role that veteran-focused organizations like VBP play in helping our service members transition back to civilian life. As we continue to honor and support our veterans, we are proud to stand alongside Lynn and our entire team at VBP in empowering veterans to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. To read the full article, please visit Military.com at https://www.military.com/veteran-jobs/how-veterans-can-take-over-retiring-entrepreneurs-existing-business.html.

By |2023-04-01T17:50:40-05:00April 1st, 2023|Categories: News|

Join the Next Veteran-Owned Business Networking Meeting: Gain Valuable Insights and Advice for Your Business!

The monthly Veteran-Owned Business Networking Meeting is an excellent opportunity for veteran entrepreneurs to connect with other like-minded individuals and gain valuable insights and advice. The first meeting held on March 20th was well attended by veterans from various backgrounds and experiences, making it an ideal place to share challenges, successes, and business strategies.  The meeting was organized by The Veteran Team at Re/Max Professionals Select, a group dedicated to serving veterans and the community. The team's founders, Scott and Jennifer Slown, are both veterans and currently serving reservists in the Illinois Army National Guard and Marine Corps Reserve, respectively. Their experience and dedication is evident with their commitment to supporting veterans in our community.  At the meeting, Lynn Lowder CEO of Veteran Business Project and owner of Rosie’s Home Cookin shared his insights and experience on how to help veterans become successful business owners through mentorship, education, and support.  If you missed the March 20th meeting, don't worry! The next meeting will take place on April 17th from 8 am-9 am at the same location, Rosie's Home Cookin'. All veteran-owned businesses and those veterans interested in starting a business are welcome to attend. It's a chance to make new connections, share your ideas, and get valuable advice from veterans who have already achieved success. For more information about the meeting, please email Jennifer Slown. If you are a veteran who would like to become a business owner, visit https://veteranbusinessproject.org/veteran-interest-form/ today to register with VBP.  [...]

By |2023-04-10T17:00:50-05:00March 23rd, 2023|Categories: Meeting|

Jason Wilson

Request for Immediate Need Help a Hero Granting Fund. VBP is looking to fund a grant benefiting Sgt. Jason Wilson, a U.S. Army veteran, who needs $3650 to purchase a Gooseneck trailer allowing him to begin operating his transportation business. He has purchased a Pickup with a fifth wheel installed, an IDOT permit, and the other necessary documents needed to get underway. The trailer will let him immediately take advantage of business contracts. Your donation will be earmarked exclusively to fund Jason's grant. If a financial contribution is not feasible now, please share this post to help spread the word. Let's work together and support this hero who has stepped up to protect our country. The Help a Hero granting fund allows VBP to grant funds to veterans and their families in the final steps of purchasing a business, and it is your chance to have a direct impact in making a future entrepreneur’s dream come true! Thank you for entrusting Veteran Business Project with your gracious gift. Please note that if any gift exceeds the amount needed for a specific project, or that project cannot be completed as planned, it will be redirected to where needed most.

By |2023-04-18T09:26:58-05:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Help a Hero|
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