VetLikeMe (VLM) is a free and one-of-a-kind publication. VetLikeMe is dedicated solely to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB).
Our weekly VetLikeMe publication is delivered via email to over 5,000 subscribers with an increasingly growing pass-on readership* and now on our website as well. Thousands of veteran owned businesses also receive news from us. Through an RSS feed many more veteran business owners are exposed to our publication. (* VetLikeMe is published in Veterans Today which receives over 500,000 unique visitors each month.)
VetLikeMe was launched in 2009 by Hardy R. Stone, a disabled American veteran with thirty years of experience in government public relations. An established freelance writer published nationally, Hardy started VLM in response to extensive fraud discovered by Congress in U.S. procurement practices. Illegal business practices prevented disabled veterans from honorably providing goods and services to the U.S. government and the American taxpayer. As a result of the broad success of VLM and our relationship with Congress, hundreds of fraudulent businesses have been discovered, prosecuted and sentenced.
In addition to interviews with Senators, Representatives and government officials, VLM features hard-hitting editorials and featured columns by disabled veteran business owners nationwide.
The culture of the American Military includes all elements of our population – the most diverse worldwide – and our audience subsequently reflects all elements of America. Veteran owned businesses thrive in every service sector, making business-to customer and business-to-business sales opportunities greater.
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Here’s what one of our readers had to say about VetLikeMe recently (July 22, 2013):
Hardy, another fantastic issue, with directly relevant information. There isn’t a better, more concise publication for Veteran and disabled Veteran-owned small businesses. You cut through the fluff and give information, a rare commodity in the best of times and almost unheard of in this era of sequestration. Thanks for the work you do. – Paul Jenkins