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Corporate America

Advisory Councils

ADP® – the Industry Leader – Talks to You

Another Three-Peat: DynaCorp named to list of 10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses 

August 19, 2010 CAC Meeting Minutes

Back-to-Back Achievement for Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Back in the Driver’s Seat at Volvo Trucks North America / Mack Trucks, Inc.

Bank of New York Mellon Looks to Purchase from VOBs

Beyond the Beltway: The 10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Booz Allen Hamilton

Broaden Your Focus to Find New Business

Comcast Corporation

ConAgra Foods Cashes in at the Commissary but Leaves out Vetrepreneurs

Corporate Advisory Council Meeting Schedule

Corporate Advisory Council Outline

Corporate Profile - Humana Veterans Healthcare Services, Inc.


Driving for the Top - Chrysler

DynCorp International

FedEx abandons Vetrepreneurs in Supplier Diversity

Fortune 1000 Explanation


Healthy Opportunities - Veterans Imaging Products

Jethro Joseph Retirement - Chrysler LLC.

Kohl’s Leaves Vetrepreneurs Out in the Cold

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Seeks VOBs for Moving Services

March 11, 2009 CAC Meeting Minutes

McKesson Hires Ferris Mitchell to Lead VOB Supplier Diversity

McKesson Seeks VOBs to Provide Multiple Services

NaVOBA Welcomes Life Technologies as its Newest Corporate Member

NaVOBA Welcomes New Corporate Member Novo Nordisk

NaVOBA Corporate Member Harley-Davidson® Salutes the Military With its Second Annual Military Appreciation Month

NaVOBA 2009 Best 10 Corporations for VOBs

New Honor for a Historic Company

No Love for VOBs

November 14, 2008 CAC Meeting Minutes

Organizations Share New Business Opportunities for Vetrepreneurs 

ADP Payroll and Benefits Administration

Perot Systems

Perennial Performer - Booz Allen Hamilton

Putting Veterans in the Driver’s Seat - Schneider National Inc.

Red, White, but no Blue: Macy's Supplier Diversity Program Doesn't Mention Veterans

Second Time Around - United Parcel Service of America (UPS)


Sprinting Back to the Top - Sprint/Nextel


The 10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses

10 Best U.S. Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses Honored by Navoba

The 10 Best Corporations for Veteran-Owned Businesses (Links)

The Value of Vetrepeneurs

Three in a Row - Comcast Corporation

Three and Counting -AT&T

Twice is Nice - Alcatel-Lucent

URS Corporation

United Rentals Needs VOBs to Provide Bottled Water Service

Unlock the Secrets to Selling to Corporate America

Vetrepreneur Magazine Corporate Profile (AT&T)

Volvo Trucks North America/Mack Trucks

Want to Know the Secret to Landing More Corporate Contracts?

What a Great Year 2010 Has Been!

You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers

Federal Government


5 Steps to Creating a Successful Government Contracting Business 

A Dark Cloud on the Horizon: US Government Proposes Reduction in Contracting with Private Sector

A New Year Means New Research

A Better Trade: Army Staff Sgt. Jack Climer

 Federal Legislation Aids Veteran Business Owners

Bill to let Veterans use G.I. Bill Money to Start a Business

Compliance and Government Contracting

Confusion Over GAO Decisions Calls for Congressional Action

Consequences (Opinion Piece)

Congressman Jason Altmire Discusses the Federal SDVOSB Program With NaVOBA

Enough Already- The mystery of the GSA forms 294 AND 295 

Exceeding the Standard - Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-50) 

Government Contracting 101

How will Health Care Reform Impact Your Business?

How will the Midterm Elections Impact Our Country?

Healthcare Bill Plans to Tax Wounded Veterans

Keep Your Eye on the Eagle (EAGLE II)

Lawmakers Press IRS to Simplify Procedures for Small Businesses

Looking to Start Your Own Business? - Government Websites Can Help  

NaVOBA Asked to Testify Before Congress

Navy Veteran Joe Sestak Upsets Arlen Specter in PA Primary

New NaVOBA Board Fights for You in the Federal Government

New VA Verification Process Aims to Rectify Fraud in the Federal SDVOB Program

Out With the Old and in With the New 90 - The 112th Congress

President Obama Issues Executive Order Creating VOB Task Force

SBA’s Experts Offer Assistance with Federal Contracting

Small Business Administration (SBA) Helps Veterepreneurs and Business Owners from Start to Success

Small VOB Opens Door to Big Contracts

So Far, So Good - Federal Government Meets and Exceeds Stimulus Spending Goals for SDVOBs  

Stop Stalling!

Storage Strategies

The Power of Perseverance - a VOB Success Story

To Honor our Military, National Parks Waive Entrance Fees on Veterans Day

Treasury to End Sale of Paper Payroll Savings Bonds

VA Sets New Rules for the VOB Set-aside Program 

Veterans Eligible for Stop-Loss Payments

Vetrepreneur Submission from VetDefense

We All Have a Responsibility: Thoughts on the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Hearing on Acquisition Deficiencies a the Department of Veterans Affairs

What Went Wrong? The Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act (PL 106-50)

State Government

Attention California Vetrepreneurs!

Attention Ohio Vetrepreneurs!

Attention Iowa Vetreprneurs!

Attention Tennessee Vetrepreneurs!

Attention Washington Vetrpreneurs!

Alaska’s VOBs Push for Vet-Friendly Legislation

Congratulations Washington Vetrepreneurs!

Legislation Signed To Make Virginia More Vetrepreneur Friendly

Maryland Governor Signs New VOB Law Making it the Newest Vetrepreneur-Friendly State

Minnesota Offers Interest-Free Loans to Vetrepreneurs

NaVOBA Helps Nevada Join the Vetrepreneur-Friendly Ranks

New Jersey May be the Next Vetrepreneur-Friendly State

North Carolina Senate Stalls VOB Law

Opportunities Abound: It's more than just PL 106-50 and PL 108-83:

Pending States - Alaska and Oregon

Pennsylvania Announces Construction Opportunities for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Program Give Vetrepreneurs the Tools to Start and Grow their businesses.

So Close, Yet so Far

So Far, So Good

State Tracker - Alaska

State Tracker Update – Louisiana

State Tracker Update - Sept 09

The Thunderous Silence

Local Government

Cook County Illinois Becomes Vetrepreneur-Friendly

Military Means Business

Is Your City Vetrepreneur Friendly?

Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation Opens National Center for Veteran
Institute for Procurement (VIP)

NaVOBA Helps Make Pittsburgh the Newest Vetrepreneur-Friendly City

NaVOBA Helps Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Might Just be the Next Vetrepreneur- Friendly City

Technology Column

3 Ways Facebook Can Boost Your Business

Open-Source No-brainers

Quick Response (QR) codes -- the latest breed of barcode

Take your business with you – no rucksack required.  

John Lopez’s Column

Rocky's Column

Patriotism Piece

A Tale of Two PFCs

A Healing Home

Be a Service Warrior


Patriotism Major John P. Pryor

Seize the Moment

Strength Forged Through Sacrifice  

Uncommon Valor

Publisher’s Notes

Franchising Freshness

Franchise Force

From Helicopter to Subs

NaVOBA Corporate Advisory Council

Your Hometown

Looking to Save Money on Your Commercial Rent?

Navy Veteran gets paid to play games with mobile video game franchise

Need a Hand Getting Your Business Started?

New NaVOBA Board Brings Awareness of the Buy Veteran Campaign Nationwide

Ramping Up for Success

Sweet Dreams

The Sweet Taste of Success

Vetrepreneur Snapshots

Business Advice/Buy Veteran

Building Partnerships to Get the Business

Buy Veteran Rings in the New Year

Carolina Advanced Digital

Catch the Wave


Chevron Gives VOBs an Empty Tank

Find the Fire Inside

4 Tips to Make Your Business More Visible to Your Customers

5 Ways to Improve Your Companys Cash Flow

5 ways to get more customers despite the bad economy

7 Traits of Highly Successful Businesses

7 Ways to Effectively Market Your Business to Government Clients

2009 Vetrepreneur of the Year

2009 Vetrepreneur of the Year, Sponsored by Microsoft

a2z Supply

About ADM

A Community of Veterans Helping Veterans

An Opportunity Earned Through Sacrifice

A Peek into the new Windows

Are Distractions Hurting Your Business?

Are Your Customers Starved?

A Squared Enterprises, LLC

Air Force veteran uses the lessons he learned rebuilding Afghanistan to build company


Attitude is the Key to Vetrepreneurial Success

Applying Technology to Life

Avoid Blogging Blunders!

Avoid Common Start-Up Pitfalls

Back to School

Band of Brothers

Branding/Marketing Advice for Vetrepreneurs

Branding/Marketing Advice for Vetrepreneurs 2

Be Your Own Lobbyist 

Betting the Farm

Building on the Buddy System

Businesses look to limit the affects of H1N1


Coinsation LLC

Coming Soon:

Discipline or Disaster: It’s Your Choice!

Do-It-Yourself Public Relations

Don’t Mock Me

Don’t Sink the Ship

DOT Program Offers Reimbursement of Bonding Fees For Recovery Act Projects

Do You Consider Yourself a Small Business Owner?

Don’t Wait for Your First Big Break

Embracing Change

Empower Your Employees

Every Business Needs a Coach

Ex-Navy Seabee Cleans Up in Environmental Restoration


Dear Vetrepreneurs and aspiring Vetrepreneurs

Fine-Tune Your Planning Process

Finding new customers

Former Air Controller Finds Niche In Public Relations

Knowledge is Power!

Learning how to Lead

Lessons from Service to Sacrifice

Life is All About Choices  

Looking to Sell to the Government?

Floor Coverings International

Franchise Membership

Future Veteran Business Owners

Gift Memberships Now Available at

Grow Slowly

Leasing Commercial Space?

Lighting the Way

Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice

Here are 7 tips keep your work force running smoothly

High Tech Crime Institute

Hill Craft Beer Co.

Hiring the right employees is crucial to your success

IncrediTek Inc.

Is That Opportunity Knocking?

Is franchising the next step for your business?

Is Your Marketing Diversified?

Is Your Wireless Network Secure?

Kitchen Tune-Up to offer 10 free franchises to veterans

Learn the 9 secrets to a successful marketing plan

Leap of Faith


Looking for Advice on Starting or Growing Your Business?

Main Street VOBs Unite!

Main Street Oversight

Making a Great First Impression is Critical in Turbulent Economy

Making Friends for Your Business

Making the most of your receivables

Marine veteran helps his fellow vets professionally and personally

Mascaro Construction Seeks VOBs to Subcontract on Construction jobs

Michael-Bruno LLC

Murray Tribute

More Than 600 Museums Offer Free Admission for Military Families This Summer

My Competitor Wrote me a Letter

NM Dept. of Veterans’ Services Awarded $150K SBA Grant

NaVOBA Affiliates

NaVOBA History

NaVOBA Launches National Buy Veteran Campaign to Bring the Movement to Main Street

NaVOBA Member Donates all Profits to Veterans Charities

Coming Soon:

It’s Time to Rethink Your Business Plan

NaVOBA Member ESN Secures VA Contract Worth up to $3 Million

NaVOBA Member HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Confirmed as CMMI LEVEL 2 Organization

NaVOBA Member HMS TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Ranks 11th in the Washington Technology Fast 50 2010

NaVOBA Member Launches Veterans Legacy Project

NaVOBA Member Launches Women Veterans Business Center

NaVOBA Member Named 2010 Virginia Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year

NaVOBA Member Named to 2010 ZweigWhite Hot Firms List

NaVOBA Member Needs Volunteers to Set a New World Record

NaVOBA Member Needs Your Votes to Help Deployed Servicemembers Phone Home

NaVOBA Member Partners with ReSound to Land Major VA Contract 

NaVOBA Member Patriot Taxiway Industries Inc, Wins Contract to Enhance the Lighting Inside the Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker 

NaVOBA Member Publishes Poetry Book for Beer Drinkers 

NaVOBA Member Raises More Than $21,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project

NaVOBA Member Republic Capital Access Cuts Costs for Veteran-Owned Businesses

NaVOBA Member Wins $25,000 Grant to Assist Returning Veterans

NaVOBA Member to Help Vets get Back in the Saddle

NaVOBA President's Note-June 2008

NaVOBA President's Note-May 2008

NaVOBA Regional Advocates Boards Meeting Minutes

NaVOBA and Buy Featured in National Guard Magazine 

NaVOBA member Thanks-A-Bunch makes thanking the military easier than you think

NaVOBA member grows revenues by more than 20,000 percent in one year

NaVOBA member launches resource center to help female vetrepreneure 

National Veterans Small Business Conference Selects New Orleans as 2011 Venue

Navy Veteran gets paid to play games with mobile video game franchise

Never Settle for Less than the Best

Never underestimate the value of your name and your reputation. Guard them safely.

New NaVOBA Board Brings Awareness of the Buy Veteran Campaign Nationwide 

New Media 

New NaVOBA Board Program Brings the Buy Veteran Campaign to Communities 

New York May Pass Vetrepreneur-Friendly Legislation 

No, we mean it, buy veteran!

Now You’re In: Expand Your Reach

Oklahoma State University Accepting Applications for Free Veterans Entrepreneurship Program

Operation Troop Aid Brings a Little Piece of Home to Deployed Service Members

‘Reading’ inside their heads … 

Reaping the Rewards of Veteran Involvement

Rocky versus Roger

Routine Maintenance

Part Entrepreneur, Part Psychologist

Pawn Star

Passion Begins at the Office

Pillar of the Movement Award Nominations 

Phillip Morris Gives VOBs the butt 

Plotting a New Course

Powerful Taglines Help Brand Your Business

Preparation Can Help Your Business Avoid Disaster

SBA Awards Grants to Help Veteran Small Business Owners 

SBA Expands Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Vets and Announces Two New Programs for Women Vets, Guard, Reservists and Families 

SCORE Mentors Help Veterans, National Guard and Reservists to Start and Grow Small Businesses 

SCORE to Honor NaVOBA Member Patriot Taxiways in National Award Ceremony 

SCORE’s Top 10 Secrets for Small Business Success in 2010 

Selling to Small Business

Self-Certification Satisfies Federal Government

Spinning the Web

Spoden Cigars 

Star Limousine Service, Inc.

Star Transportation Group, Inc.

Strategic Research Associates

Start Your Own Business With Little Time or Money 

Sweeping the Country

Text Your Way to the Top

That's my invention!

The 10 Percent Rule

The “Aha!” Moment

The Exterminators

The Devil’s Advocate

The Low Down on D-U-N-S

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Three Wire Systems

Thompson House Historic Bed & Breakfast Inn

To Blog or Not to Blog

Turning Passion into Profits

University Health System is Soliciting Proposals for its Safe Patient Handling Equipment and Training Program

Using New Technology: Say NO to Cookie Cutter Solutions

VICTRI: Vetrepreneurs helping new Vetrepreneurs

Virtual Business School

VOBA Summit Press Site

Verissimo Technologies 

Veteran-Owned Business Advisory Council Meeting Minutes 

Veteran's Alaska Construction, LLC

Veterans Trading Center

VOY Lands Major Contract

Wells Fargo Seeks Veteran-Owned Suppliers

What Will Customers Pay for in a Recession?

What Hardware Do You Need to Maximize Your Business?

What to Ask Before Hiring an Accountant 

When Cash Really is King 

When Life Knocks you Down, get back up!

Wikis in the Workplace 

Wine Without the Horse Pucky

Wings Over 

Wisconsin passes new law to become more vetrepreneur-friendly 

Working from home maybe a good idea!

Your Hard Drive Just Failed!

You can’t land a contract until you’ve registered your business  




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