veteran-owned business

Veteran Owned Businesses Face Problems from Veterans Affairs

  The House of Representatives’ Veterans’ Affairs Committee has been questioned recently regarding the Veterans Affairs Department’s priority on veteran-owned businesses. There are laws and regulations that are supposed to put veterans first, but currently they rank eighth in priority for government contracts. Thomas Leney, executive director of the Veterans Affairs office of small and …

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Tax Credits Provide Job Opportunities for Veterans

  On Nov. 7, 2011, President Barack Obama announced executive orders to give tax credits to employers who hire post-9/11 veterans and wounded warriors, as well as enhanced career counseling and related services for veterans. The new Returning Heroes Tax Credit will provide companies up to $5,600 in credits for each unemployed veteran they hire. …

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Self-Employment Tips with Voc Rehab

Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (VR&E) is such a dreamy program with little information online for veterans to actually read. I think most guides and websites give qualified veterans roughly 2 pages of information. If this seems reasonable to you, rest assured that there is more to the story than what they tell you …

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Veterans' Business Conference 2011

For the 7th year, the Department of Veterans Affairs is composing a conference for veteran business owners.  The conference was first planned in 2005, and has reoccured each year, gaining popularity and importance each year.  In the last few years veteran owned businesses have become a bit more popular than they once were.  After meeting …

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VA Asks Loan Holders to Extend Consideration for Tornado Victims

This spring has seen a high number of tornadoes in the South and Mid-West regions of the country.  Consequently, many homes and businesses have been destroyed, and families severely affected.  Even when a home is not destroyed, damage to the surrounding community can adversely impact the financial stability of the families in those homes.  To …

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