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IN THE NEWS2021-10-27T19:50:47-05:00

IN THE NEWS

Clint Karamath appointed to Veteran Business Project’s Advisory Board

Veteran Business Project is pleased to announce the appointment of Clint Karamath to its Advisory Board. Clint is a proud “Army Brat” who lived in various military installations around the world. Upon graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY in 1991, he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer.

By |August 4th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on Clint Karamath appointed to Veteran Business Project’s Advisory Board

Veterans Business Outreach Centers

Veteran Business Project was recently introduced to the leaders of the various SBA Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCS) nationwide, 22 organizations in all. The VBOC program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development to transitioning service members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business. VBP will be a readily-available asset to assist the various VBOC organizations in delivering their important entrepreneurship service mission. #military #smallbusiness #business #development #entrepreneurship #veterans

By |May 8th, 2022|Categories: News|Comments Off on Veterans Business Outreach Centers

National Veterans Small Business Week

Join us as we celebrate veteran-owned businesses across the country from November 1-5, 2021

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) celebrates, connects, and empowers aspiring and current service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs during National Veterans Small Business Week.
By |October 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on National Veterans Small Business Week

Preeminent attorney Mark Spognardi joins Veteran Business Project to help military veterans buy businesses.

Attorney Spognardi, of Spognardi-Baiocchi offers his time, knowledge, and experience to help veterans acquire and build their own businesses.

Mr. Spognardi focuses on representing management in traditional and non-traditional labor and employment law matters, including counseling, litigation, and appellate work. His practice includes representation in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; union-free campaigns; employment discrimination matters before federal and state anti-discrimination agencies and federal courts; Section 301 lawsuits; contract negotiations and arbitrations; drug and alcohol testing; occupational safety and health (OSHA
By |October 28th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on Preeminent attorney Mark Spognardi joins Veteran Business Project to help military veterans buy businesses.

U.S. combat veteran, Eric Quandt runs Colorado Marathon to raise money for other veterans

Eric Quandt is a United States veteran on a very special mission.

After serving in the United States military, Eric learned the value of sacrificing self for the benefit of the whole team.  He realized that by working together, a group can have a great impact on the lives of those involved in a mission.
By |October 27th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on U.S. combat veteran, Eric Quandt runs Colorado Marathon to raise money for other veterans

On Memorial Day, in particular, this is a powerful, poignant message. The sacrifice of these two fine, young Marines…and those like them since 1775 to the present…is precisely why America has survived and prospered as it has. It is they who’ve kept “the wolf away” from America’s doorstep to the present time. Freedom has never been free and never will be. God bless these fine American warriors and all those like them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvKo6SK-Jwc On Memorial Day, in particular, this is a powerful, poignant message. The sacrifice of these two fine, young Marines...and those like them since 1775 to the present...is precisely why America has survived and prospered as it has. It is they who’ve kept “the wolf away” from America’s doorstep to the present time. Freedom has never been free and never will be. God bless these fine American warriors and all those like them.

By |May 30th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on On Memorial Day, in particular, this is a powerful, poignant message. The sacrifice of these two fine, young Marines…and those like them since 1775 to the present…is precisely why America has survived and prospered as it has. It is they who’ve kept “the wolf away” from America’s doorstep to the present time. Freedom has never been free and never will be. God bless these fine American warriors and all those like them.

From WWll to now…Getting veterans into business for themselves is a challenge.

From WWll to now...Getting veterans into business for themselves is a challenge. In the 9 years following WW II, 49.7% of America’s veterans went into business for themselves. Post 9/11, it’s in the range of 5-6%. The predominant reason for this dramatic decline is lack of access to capital. Veteran Business Project is making a significant difference for the better with our unique “vharmony” business matchmaking strategy. We match veterans/milspouses seeking to become small business owners with viable small business owners looking to sell. Many baby-boomer small business owners are looking to transition into full retirement. There will [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: News|Comments Off on From WWll to now…Getting veterans into business for themselves is a challenge.

Q2 – 2020 Update

Amidst COVID-19, our volunteers dramatically stepped up efforts to support fellow veteran and military spouse business owners and entrepreneurs. For many business owners, survival has meant redesigning the airplane while flying it— not an easy feat, and this is reflected in our activities in the last quarter: 1. COVID-19 STRIKES CLOSE TO HOME. Almost all of us on the VBP team are business owners, some for decades. From our vantage, no small business is going to escape the pandemic without making fundamental changes in its SOP. Thankfully, EIDL and PPP funding has given us a couple more months to make [...]

By |August 31st, 2020|Categories: quarterly reports|Comments Off on Q2 – 2020 Update

Webinar COVID-19 Small Business survival

Veteran Business Project personal provide nationwide webinar on COVID-19 Small Business survival. Stephanie Brown, CEO/Founder of The Rosie Network and a VBP Advisory Board member, hosted an innovative/informative national webinar to address the challenges facing veteran/milspouse small business owners. VBP’s CEO (Lynn Lowder), COO (Jim Wong) and CFO (Fred Parrish) provided critical information on federal loan programs, financial management for the near/long term, opportunities for mergers/acquisitions and more. Additional webinars will be announced soon.

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on Webinar COVID-19 Small Business survival

SBA is preparing to disburse funds.

The SBA is preparing to disburse funds under the Paycheck Protection Program. Please spread the word...and stay tuned.   https://www.sba.gov/about-sba/sba-newsroom/press-releases-media-advisories/sbas-paycheck-protection-program-small-businesses-affected-coronavirus-pandemic-launches

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Comments Off on SBA is preparing to disburse funds.

Missouri Passes Veteran Small Business Loan Guaranty Bill Initiated by 1 Vet At A Time (now, Veteran Business Project)

Missouri Passes Veteran Small Business Loan Guaranty Bill Initiated By 1 Vet At A Time (1VAAT) (now, Veteran Business Project). Missouri recently signed into law the House Bill 1503 which provides state guaranteed small business loans to Missouri military veteran entrepreneurs. 1VAAT worked cooperatively with Missouri State Representative Dean Dohrman in getting this ground breaking legislation drafted and passed. 1VAAT has now successfully initiated veteran small business loan guarantee legislation in two states (Illinois and Missouri)...with 48 states to go. A laborious process, this effort has never before been identified as a necessary goal for our veterans nor undertaken by [...]

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Comments Off on Missouri Passes Veteran Small Business Loan Guaranty Bill Initiated by 1 Vet At A Time (now, Veteran Business Project)

Veteran Business Project Is Promoting A State Guaranteed Military Veteran Small Business Loan Program Across America

Lynn Lowder, Co-CEO of the Veteran Business Project, recently traveled to Missouri to meet with key personnel regarding the promotion of a Missouri veterans' state-guaranteed small business loan program.  Other states to be approached near-term are Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, North Carolina, Nevada, Colorado and California.  The Veteran Business Project's mission is to advance this program across America. Small business has always been the back-bone of the American economy and our country needs a small-business resurgence.  Our military veterans richly deserve the opportunity to be a part of that effort and the Veteran Business Project is working to make their small [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Veteran Business Project Is Promoting A State Guaranteed Military Veteran Small Business Loan Program Across America

Illinois’ Military Veteran Loan Guaranty Program Has A Leader In Place

1 VET AT A TIME was instrumental in the successful promotion and unanimous passage of Illinois Senate Bill 324 which created groundbreaking ability for a resident Illinois veteran to apply for a state-guaranted small business loan.  The State of Illinois recently appointed Patrick Evans to head up this program.  Interested Illinois veterans can find out more about the program by contacting Mr. Evans via email at: PEvans@il-fa.com or by telephone at: 618-741-1818.

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Illinois’ Military Veteran Loan Guaranty Program Has A Leader In Place

PODCAST: 1 VET AT A TIME by Marine Veteran Lynn Lowder

1 VET AT A TIME Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Lowder, recently gave a podcast interview detailing the persistent challenge of lack of access to capital for military veterans who want to start their own business. 1 VET AT A TIME is leading the way in a very important, state-level initiative across the nation. https://www.acast.com/veteranonthemove/1-vet-at-a-time-with-marine-veteran-lynn-lowder  

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on PODCAST: 1 VET AT A TIME by Marine Veteran Lynn Lowder

1 VET AT A TIME Returns from the UConn EBV Program

Lynn Lowder, CEO, and Marti Stiteler, COO, recently returned from Hartford, CT where they attended the last three (3) days of UConn School of Business' 7th Annual Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) program.  It has been a resounding success year after year, principally due to the leadership of its Director, Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, USMC (Ret.).  Mike is a disabled combat veteran and author of a book entitled "The Ragged Edge" (www.theraggededgebook.com).  He and his staff did a superb job, bringing much expertise to bear from a multitude of relevant and practical sources, all designed to help disabled, [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Comments Off on 1 VET AT A TIME Returns from the UConn EBV Program
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