Veterans Initiative Panel: Small Business Engagement

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Moderated by Maj. General Genaro (Gino) Dellarocco (Ret.), the Veterans Transition Initiative program’s business panel was geared toward veterans who are interested in entrepreneurship or learning how to boost their businesses. Featuring representatives from the Department of Veteran Affairs, Lockheed Martin Corporation and the U.S. Small Business Administration, panelists motivated attendees and provided the ins and outs for business success.

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Veterans Initiative Panel: Small Business Engagement

  1. 1. Small Business Engagement with VA Chanel Bankston- Carter, Director, Strategic Outreach Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) Conference February 7, 2014
  2. 2. Small Business Challenges Awareness Risk Mitigation Access Procurement Mechanism Performance Your business is “procurement ready,” what stands between you and a contract award?
  3. 3. Risk Mitigation How? Non-VA Resources • PTACs • MBDCs AND SBDCs • SCORE • SBA Programs VA Resources • Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP) • Federal Contract Certification (FCC) • Verification Become procurement ready to mitigate risk. Next Step: Verification Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP): http://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/
  4. 4. VERIFICATION • What is verification? • What businesses are eligible under the program? • Why get verified? • What assistance is available for Veterans? 4
  5. 5. ACCESS Opportunity Showcases National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) 5 VA provides direct access to Procurement Decision Makers (PDMs)
  6. 6. Important Contacts 6 OSDBU: http://www.va.gov/osdbu Phone: (202) 461-4300 (800) 949-8387 Verification Assistance: http://www.Vetbiz.gov Verification Helpdesk: Phone: (866) 584-2344 Apply for Verification online at http://www.VetBiz.gov Veteran Entrepreneur Portal (VEP): http://www.va.gov/osdbu/entrepreneur/

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