After our article on fraud and proof needed to attain “veteran-owned business” status, we received feedback, as usual. One particular email caught our eye though. Hardy Stone is a military veteran designated as 100% disabled. He is also the owner of BluePoint Productions. Under this company, Stone composes a bi-monthly newsletter for fellow veteran business owners. This newsletter is VetLikeMe.
Vet like me features business news, expositions on government personnel in key positions such as chairs of veteran or business committees, interviews with these and various other government officials and agencies or committees. Also included are changes in relevant legislation. For example, the latest edition contained an article detailing the new 2010 Small Business Jobs Act, which included changes to the 1953 Small Business Act. These changes elevate Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) to equal status with specially designated small businesses in economically depressed areas for priority in vying for certain government contracts. Of course, no newsletter is complete without editorial opinions and a section to publish reader feedback.
Having begun publication late in 2009, archived newsletters date back to January 2010 and are available online in .pdf format.
Photo thanks to BluePoint Productions.