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VA’s National Veterans Small Business Engagement event helps Veterans develop their business and grow their network

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For the seventh year, VA hosted the National Veterans Small Business Engagement, the largest procurement event for the Veteran small business community. The event was held from Dec. 5–7 in St. Louis, Missouri.

GSA and VA Shine Light on VOSBs

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The General Services Administration (GSA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help VA more easily find veteran-owned vendors on Federal Supply Schedules (FSS).

GSA and VA Collaborate to Make it Easier for VA Buyers to Identify Verified Vendors

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The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) making it even easier for VA acquisition professionals to access verified VA’s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Veteran vendors when purchasing from GSA and VA managed Federal Supply Schedules. Under the MOU, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) listed in the VA’s “Verified Veteran Vendor” (VIP) database will be listed in GSA’s VA Advantage with an icon showing this special status.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU)

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) mission is to enable Veterans to gain access to economic opportunities by leveraging the federal procurement system and expanding participation of procurement-ready small businesses.

Adjustments to the Veterans First Contracting Program

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has adjusted the Veterans First Contracting Program in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Kingdomware Technologies, Inc. v. United States and will continue to do so as needed.

VA Office Helps Veterans in Small Business

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Veterans' benefits are not limited to health care, home loans, education and professional development. Veterans' benefits also include access to set-aside and sole source contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with VA.

Gain Access and Make Business Connections

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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is honored to host the 2016 National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) November 1–3 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NVSBE serves as VA’s signature event, where Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) interact with procurement decision makers (PDMs) from VA, other federal agencies, state government, and large firms with small business needs. This gathering is the largest procurement event of its kind geared to the Veteran small business community.

VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization helps Veterans do business with VA

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Veterans’ benefits are not limited to health care, home loans, education and professional development. Veterans’ benefits also include access to set-aside and sole source contracts for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) with VA.

Who's Got Your Six? The Team Behind the Award-winning Veteran Entrepreneur Portal

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On December 15, 2015, the Department of Commerce’s BusinessUSA team was awarded an inaugural President’s Award for Customer Service by the White House at the Unlocking the Full Potential of America’s Federal Workforce event. Chosen as one of only five entries from hundreds submitted all across federal government, BusinessUSA was recognized for the significance of the ongoing service provided to America’s military veterans under their Veteran Entrepreneur Initiative done in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization that launched new, improved veteran portals on both BusinessUSA and VA.gov in July 2014 to provide veterans better access to resources to start or grow a business.

Commerce’s BusinessUSA Team Wins President’s Award for Customer Service to America's Veterans

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To build the first-generation Veterans Resources wizard, BusinessUSA had originally collaborated with one of its initial 24 federal partners—the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). So when the VA’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (VA OSDBU) found that military veterans were coming to them not just for information on how to get a veteran-owned business verification or learn about VA procurement opportunities, but were also asking the VA for advice on how to start or grow a business, obtain funding, find business training, and other business issues, the VA OSDBU team approached BusinessUSA for help.

Report from VA on National Veteran Small Business Engagement

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Thousands of veteran small business owners from across the nation attended the Department of Veterans Affairs National Veteran Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) in Pittsburgh November 17-19, 2015.

National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE)

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As a participant in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans First Program, we seek to expand the opportunities for you to do business with VA, other Federal agencies, and commercial customers.

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