Ontario: How To Start A Small Business for Veterans
Ontario, CA – The Ontario City Library Veterans Resource Center in partnership with the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center is proud to present a FREE seminar on How to Start A Small Business for Veterans.
The seminar will be held at the Ovitt Family Community Library (located 215 E. C Street, Ontario, CA 91764) on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Veterans will learn all the steps to starting a business, including how to start a franchise and the benefits of franchise ownership.
PROVIDENCE – The General Assembly has approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Marc Cote and Rep. Michael Morin aimed at boosting employment and business opportunities for veterans in Rhode Island.
The bill, which is now before the governor, would give veteran-owned small businesses a preference in the state purchasing process, akin to the benefit that is awarded to women-owned and minority-owned businesses. The legislation would set a goal that at least 3 percent of the total value of all state contracts available to businesses in each fiscal year be awarded to those owned by veterans. It is meant to strengthen opportunities for veterans, many of whom have been discharged from active duty to a job market in which landing full-time employment is a serious challenge.
Neal Dunn’s Push for More Federal Contracts for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans Gains Steam
U.S. Rep. Neal Dunn’s, R-Fla., proposal giving more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans is gaining traction on Capitol Hill.
Last month, Dunn unveiled the “Ensuring Veteran Enterprise Participation in Strategic Sourcing Act” which would make the VA and the General Services Administration (GSA) send more federal contracts to small businesses owned by veterans, closing a loophole left by the “Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act” passed in 2006.
Buy a Beer, Help a North Texas Veteran
Dallas-based Texas Ale Project partnered with Honor Courage Commitment to help support veterans
By Ben Russell
The hope for the latest product from a North Texas craft brewery is that it’s better than good because it is for a good cause.
Proceeds from the sale of Good to Go Pale Ale, by Dallas’ Texas Ale Project, will go directly toward benefiting Honor Courage Commitment, a North Texas nonprofit that considers itself a veteran empowerment organization.
“The biggest message [for veterans] is what we say every day – live life on purpose,” said Urshel Metcalf, Director of Operations for Honor Courage Commitment. “We want to connect people with their purpose and with their passion.”
Metcalf said Honor Courage Commitment helps provide resources and guidance to veterans who want to start their own businesses, want to expand their current businesses or want to seek employment at veteran-owned businesses.
Democrats push bill to help veteran owned businesses
from WXXI Monroe
By Alex Crichton
Monroe County Democrats want to expand the county’s existing Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprise policy to include veteran-owned businesses and service disabled veteran-owned businesses.
Minority leader Cindy Kaleh says the proposal calls for awarding 3 percent of county contracts to such businesses.
“We have something that costs nothing to do, it is the right thing to do. To create a program that helps businesses get a step up without being onerous to the projects themselves, makes sense,” she said.