Veterans Business Resources

a portal for all Veterans and SDV Small Business Owners

How do I Show Up? Three little words.

How do I show up?  Have you ever asked that question of yourself?  Yes?  That’s awesome!  Better still, have you ever answered that question?  If you did, how truthful were you?  We can lie to any and everybody else, but we can’t lie to ourselves.  Knowing how you show up is really important, especially when you’re looking for potential business partners or in need of referrals.

The National Veterans Conference is just around the corner and upwards of 6,000 attendees are projected to be in the Motor City the last week in June.  Most of the usual suspects will be there, of course the federal, state and perhaps even some local buyers will be on hand too.  When you get the opportunity to walk the floor, how will you show up to the people you meet?

As you swiftly move from breakout session to breakout session and traverse the corridors of the Cobo Convention Center, how will you show up to the people you meet?  What three words do you want people to think when they see you?  What do you want people to think about you after they spend time with you?  What three things are you willing to commit to doing to ensure your pre and post National Veterans Conference experiences are powerful?


See you on the high ground!


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8th Annual National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo

Ladies and gentlemen, girls and boys, the 8th Annual National Veterans Small Business Conference and Expo is just around the corner.  As of this writing, it is slightly more than 2 months away.  I am especially excited about attending the conference again this year as the organizers are projecting over 6,000 participants will attend.  Detroit, here we come!

The National Veterans Conference continues to grow each year.  That means that more and more Veterans are accepting the Vetrepreneur calling and starting and growing businesses.  Many important topics will be discussed at this year’s conference.  I doubt any discussions will be more passionate than those around the SD/VOSB verification process and the Veterans First Contracting Program.

The Veteran Owned Business movement is gaining momentum and more and more people are supporting the Buy Veteran campaign.  The country and big business are warming to the idea that Small Business in general and Veteran-Owned Small Business specifically is the economic engine that will drive our recovery.

The Obama administration has placed special emphasis on training programs aimed at teaching Veterans how to start, grow and run successful businesses.  There are a number of Veteran Entrepreneurship Training programs around the country that provide quality training.  One of the better programs is right here in Dallas – Momentum Texas, Inc.

There will be more information and discussion about the National Veterans Conference, as we get closer to the actual event.  In the meantime, “keep your powder dry.”


See you on the high ground! 

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