Certification increases the opportunities for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned (SD/VOB) businesses in government and corporate buying processes. Government agencies and MANY corporate purchasing activities require certified businesses and endorse spending a certain percentage of their purchasing dollars with SD/VOBs.
Once certified, a business is eligible to participate in procurement initiatives which contribute to public or private sector business objectives for Service Disabled and Veteran Owned spending.
While having a Service Disabled and Veteran Owned certificate does not guarantee sales or partnerships, it is a valuable tool used to open doors to opportunity, increase visibility, and build relationships.
We believe that our certification program is the one opportunity that will benefit every Veteran Business Owner, their family, their community and the Nation by giving them the certification they will need to do business with State Governments, Federal agencies and the leading corporations in America!
A Service Disabled and Veteran Owned certification implies a level of legitimacy that is respected by procurement professionals in the private and public space.
New Opportunities For SD/VOBs.
Through a recent agreement with one of our corporate sponsors which is compiling a roster of qualified diversity suppliers, we will be connecting our certified SD/VOBs with them and a number of companies looking for various products and services.
These activities will primarily focus on businesses that operate locally in Chicago, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio and Connecticut. Opportunities will also be available for suppliers who can work in some or all of these locations.
This is an outstanding opportunity for SD/VOBs who wish to take advantage of new business activity, so it would be wise to act quickly to avoid missing out.
Once you are certified by the NVBDC your information will be posted in our database for our sponsors to review. We also send your information to our sponsors when they ask us for specific capabilities. The NVBDC is also very pro-active and sends out opportunities to our SD/VOBs on a regular basis.
Here is a list of our current sponsors; GM, Kellogg’s, AT&T, Consumers Energy, Ford, JPMorgan Chase, Freddie Mac, BMW, The Federal Reserve, Apple, Google, Microsoft, PPG, MetLife, USAA, Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), FCA/Chrysler, DTE, Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Harley Davidson, Magna, CBRE and others are pending.
The NVBDC is the only Veteran Owned Business Certification organization developed by Veterans, for Veterans. The purpose is to provide a credible and reliable certifying authority for all size businesses ensuring that valid documentation exists of Veteran ownership and control. To learn more about the NVBDC and our certification program go to: http://www.nvbdc.org/certification.html
The National Veteran Business Development Council is a nonprofit 501C3 organization dedicated to certifying Service Disabled and Veteran-Owned businesses of ALL sizes.
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