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From Army to Artist: 5 Truths to Being an Entrepreneur

Jun 12, 2018 3:25:44 PM In: By: James Mingey

What do you want to be when you grow up?

Govology Mentor Protege Program

May 30, 2018 11:04:34 AM In:

EBV, Veterans, VA

By: Patrick Mingey



Govology just launched their once-a-year free workshop on how to benefit from teaming and joint ventures within the framework of the SBA's All Small Mentor-Protégé Program.


For a while, the SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program was reserved exclusively for 8(a) firms giving them a tremendous advantage over their competitors. It allowed 8(a) firms to get massive support from and create joint ventures with larger businesses to grow their federal sales beyond what most small businesses could even dream of achieving on their own.


In 2016, the SBA created the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. Now YOU can partner with a larger business to win big in the federal marketplace. The only caveat is that YOU NEED TO HAVE THE RIGHT PARTNER, not just any partner.

Govology’s free Mentor-Protégé workshop will explain what the SBA's Mentor-Protégé Program is all about, discuss little-known contracting advantages available to firms only within the program, and share some strategies to help you succeed as you begin your journey to find the right mentor, and leverage the SBA’s All Small Mentor-Protégé Program for your small business.

And the best part - this workshop is free.

The only catch is that it’s only available for a few days... so go check it out right now:


Register Now

SBA Announces Partnership with VA VRE

May 21, 2018 12:01:36 PM In:

EBV, Veterans, VA

By: Patrick Mingey

SBA Announces Partnership with Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program

WASHINGTON, May 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, through its Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. The partnership will give veterans access to self-employment assistance from the SBA, its resource partners, and U.S. Export Assistance Centers.

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UO Veterans Oral History Project

May 17, 2018 11:05:29 AM In:

EBV, Veterans, University of Oregon

By: Patrick Mingey

The UO Veterans Oral History Project was established in 2012 with the aim of documenting the military experiences of men and women associated with the University of Oregon and the wider Oregon community. The project understands military experience broadly to include not just combat but all aspects of military service.

The UO Veterans Oral History Project rests on interviews with both veterans and active duty service men and women. Interviews are conducted and transcribed by University of Oregon students enrolled in a class designed to support the project. The interviews are permanently housed in the archive at the University of Oregon’s Knight and audio files and full transcripts are available on the library’s website.

Learn More about the Project

3 Benefits of Owning a Neighborly Brand

Apr 30, 2018 12:51:19 PM In:

Uncategorized, Dwyer Group, Neighborly

By: admin

3 Business Benefits of Owning a Neighborly Brand
by Dwyer Group on April 26, 2018

Trust, camaraderie and growth opportunities drive the marketing initiative that franchisees enjoy.

The Dwyer Group’s Neighborly program is just a year old, yet it’s creating quite a buzz among Dwyer’s 11 brands.

“Let’s Get Neighborly” is opening the marketing doors for shop owners as it “unites the company’s growing roster of individual brands into one consumer-facing brand.” Within each geographic territory, there can be up to 11 Dwyer brands, meaning there can be as many as 10 other home service businesses to cross-promote.

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VBS presents about business resources at St.Joseph's University EBV program

Apr 25, 2018 11:02:04 AM In:

EBV, Veterans, Incentives

By: Patrick Mingey

On Friday April 20th, Veterans Business Services was able to present to all the Veterans in the 2018 Entrepreneurial Bootcamp for Veterans program at St. Joseph's University. VBS would like to thank Hank Gillen, Director Office of Veterans Services, for inviting us to discuss all the resources VBS has been able to develop on our business platform.

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Microsoft has a home for Veterans, Do you?

Mar 26, 2018 10:38:17 AM In:

Press Release

By: Patrick Mingey

Coast to coast expansion of the Microsoft Software & Systems Academy, with 14 locations and the capacity to graduate 1,000 service-member students per year.

I’m a Marine.

In May 1988, I drove away from Camp Lejeune in my 1979 VW Rabbit as a young first lieutenant, heading for a job at an advertising and PR agency in Portland, Oregon, a job for which the Marines had prepared me well by training me as a public affairs officer. I would spend another eight years in the Marine Corps Reserves and leave as a major. When I joined the Marines as a freshman at the University of Oregon, I did so because I wanted to serve my country. I chose the Marines because I wanted to be tested, and I got just that.

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ez8a partners with VBS to offer Discounted Certification Services

Mar 21, 2018 1:24:16 PM In:

Press Release, SDVOB

By: Patrick Mingey

ez8a partners with VBS to offer a valued service at discounted rates for VBS mmebers.

In 2010 the federal government spent $8.7 Billion dollars with SDVOSBC Certified firms. This program was initially established with the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999 establishing an annual federal spending goal of 3% for veteran owned businesses. An additional modification took place in 2003 with the Veterans Benefits Act which established a procurement program for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Concerns (SDVOSBC). This procurement program provides that government contracting officers may restrict competition to SDVOSBC Certified firms and award a sole source or set-aside contract.

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Former Army Ranger and Defense Contractor Finds Success

Feb 9, 2018 2:19:51 PM In:

Business Development

By: admin

As a former U.S. Army Ranger and security contractor in the Middle East, Mike Daly is no stranger to challenges and stressful situations. After eight years in the US military, including four years as an Army Ranger, Mike was hired as a Security Contractor with DynCorp International where he worked in the Middle East. After that, he decided to return to the States and civilian life, where his next challenge was starting his own business.

Veteran focused Small Business Incubators

Jan 11, 2018 2:07:57 PM In:

Business Development

By: James Mingey

What is a small business incubator?

Oonnut Mac Chinsomboon, a business incubation expert from MIT, took the original meaning of the word “incubation” (think chickens) and applied it to business. His definition for a business incubators is: