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IN THE NEWS2021-05-17T13:17:20-05:00


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|0 Comments

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 be a lot of viable business ownership opportunities available on the backside of this [...]

By |May 20th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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.

By |April 6th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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: or by telephone at: 618-741-1818.

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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.  

By |October 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

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" (  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|0 Comments
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