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Free Business Mentoring Program #apply #for #a #business #loan

#business mentor


Start a Conversation. Grow a Business.

We’re Better Together

For entrepreneurs, turning a passion into a business is the ultimate dream. But that dream doesn’t come easily. It’s hard work, and there are challenges around every corner. Fortunately, entrepreneurs don’t have to go it alone. Their chance of success increases with access to the business knowledge and guidance of experienced professionals.

MicroMentor is a free, easy-to-use social network that allows entrepreneurs and volunteer business mentors to connect so they can solve problems and build businesses together. Join a growing community that has already created thousands of mentor-mentee matches and continues to make an impact through the power of mentoring to help small businesses thrive.

Our growth was inevitable with my mentor holding me accountable.

Morgan, co-founder of Specialized Emergency Training

How It Works

Create your profile

Sign up and complete your profile. Describe yourself, what you do, and what you hope to accomplish here.

Reach Out

Send messages to others in the community to express your interest in starting a new mentoring conversation.

Start Mentoring

Talk on the phone to get to know one another. Move forward by setting goals and solving problems together!

For Organizations

MicroMentor also bundles our unique, web-based platform with dedicated programmatic support to help large organizations get employee volunteering and mentoring initiatives off the ground easily, effectively, and at scale. With a track record of creating satisfying mentoring experiences and fueling business growth, MicroMentor offers corporations and government agencies the potential for unprecedented reach and maximum impact.

To learn more, select which type of organization you work for:

My mentee did as much for me as I could have possibly done for her. It was unbelievable how she uplifted my life.

Newton, mentor and corporate executive

Powering Vision

Cynthia is a young social entrepreneur from Nigeria who joined MicroMentor to grow her biodegradable dish soap business, Everglow. Cyndy was connected with Gary, a former executive from UPS. Gary leveraged his extensive experience with sales, marketing and global logistics to help Cynthia, who then implemented a major rebrand and made crucial decisions about labeling, pricing, packaging and distribution. Gary helped Cyndy gain a competitive advantage within the burgeoning liquid soap market in Nigeria. Her business grew by 40% and hired 6 new employees. EverGlow is now being pursued by venture capitalists and bar soap manufacturers.

Cynthia is now launching a second social enterprise focused on cassava which will improve the environment and increase farmers’ incomes. Read more.

Business Mentoring Fuels Success

Thriving entrepreneurs often cite mentoring as a critical component of their success.
Our results show that entrepreneurs who use MicroMentor reap the benefits of mentoring, growing their businesses every year.


Compared to a 74% survival rate for businesses that didn’t receive mentoring.


Mentored businesses increased revenues by 83% — five times better than without a mentor.

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7(a) Loan Program Eligibility #new #business #names

#sba loan requirements


SBA provides loans to businesses; so the requirements of eligibility are based on specific aspects of the business and its principals. As such, the key factors of eligibility are based on what the business does to receive its income, the character of its ownership and where the business operates.

SBA generally does not specify what businesses are eligible. Rather, the agency outlines what businesses are not eligible. However, there are some universally applicable requirements. To be eligible for assistance, businesses must:

  • Operate for profit
  • Be small, as defined by SBA
  • Be engaged in, or propose to do business in, the United States or its possessions
  • Have reasonable invested equity
  • Use alternative financial resources, including personal assets, before seeking financial assistance
  • Be able to demonstrate a need for the loan proceeds
  • Use the funds for a sound business purpose
  • Not be delinquent on any existing debt obligations to the U.S. government

Ineligible Businesses

A business must be engaged in an activity SBA determines as acceptable for financial assistance from a federal provider. The following list of businesses types are not eligible for assistance because of the activities they conduct:

  • Financial businesses primarily engaged in the business of lending, such as banks, finance companies, payday lenders, some leasing companies and factors (pawn shops, although engaged in lending, may qualify in some circumstances)
  • Businesses owned by developers and landlords that do not actively use or occupy the assets acquired or improved with the loan proceeds (except when the property is leased to the business at zero profit for the property’s owners)
  • Life insurance companies
  • Businesses located in a foreign country (businesses in the U.S. owned by aliens may qualify)
  • Businesses engaged in pyramid sale distribution plans, where a participant’s primary incentive is based on the sales made by an ever-increasing number of participants
  • Businesses deriving more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling activities
  • Businesses engaged in any illegal activity
  • Private clubs and businesses that limit the number of memberships for reasons other than capacity
  • Government-owned entities
  • Businesses principally engaged in teaching, instructing, counseling or indoctrinating religion or religious beliefs, whether in a religious or secular setting
  • Consumer and marketing cooperatives (producer cooperatives are eligible)
  • Loan packagers earning more than one third of their gross annual revenue from packaging SBA loans
  • Businesses in which the lender or CDC, or any of its associates owns an equity interest
  • Businesses that present live performances of an indecent sexual nature or derive directly or indirectly more 2.5 percent of gross revenue through the sale of products or services, or the presentation of any depictions or displays, of an indecent sexual nature
  • Businesses primarily engaged in political or lobbying activities
  • Speculative businesses (such as oil exploration)

There are also eligibility factors for financial assistance based on the activities of the owners and the historical operation of the business. As such, the business cannot have been:

  • A business that caused the government to have incurred a loss related to a prior business debt
  • A business owned 20 percent or more by a person associated with a different business that caused the government to have incurred a loss related to a prior business debt
  • A business owned 20 percent or more by a person who is incarcerated, on probation, on parole, or has been indicted for a felony or a crime of moral depravity

Special Considerations

Special considerations apply to some types of businesses and individuals, which include:

  • Franchises are eligible except when a franchiser retains power to control operations to such an extent as to equate to an employment contract; the franchisee must have the right to profit from efforts commensurate with ownership
  • Recreational facilities and clubs are eligible if the facilities are open to the general public, or in membership-only situations, membership is not selectively denied or restricted to any particular groups
  • Farms and agricultural businesses are eligible, but these applicants should first explore Farm Service Agency (FSA) programs, particularly if the applicant has a prior or existing relationship with FSA
  • Fishing vessels are eligible, but those seeking funds for the construction or reconditioning of vessels with a cargo capacity of five tons or more must first request financing from the National Marine Fisheries Service
  • Privately owned medical facilities including hospitals, clinics, emergency outpatient facilities, and medical and dental laboratories are eligible; recovery and nursing homes are also eligible, provided they are licensed by the appropriate government agency and they provide more than room and board
  • An Eligible Passive Company (EPC) must use loan proceeds to acquire or lease, and/or improve or renovate, real or personal property that it leases to one or more operating companies and must not make any profit from conducting its activities
  • Legal aliens are eligible; however, consideration is given to status (e.g. resident, lawful temporary resident) in determining the business’ degree of risk
  • Probation or parole: Applications will not be accepted from firms in which a principal is currently incarcerated, on parole, on probation or is a defendant in a criminal proceeding

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Small Business Advice Program #startup #business #loans

#small business advice


Small Business Advice Programme

This project is a voluntary response by the business community to the challenges that recession brings for small business across the country. We have assembled a panel of people, with significant business experience, who are volunteering their time to give practical advice to small businesses. Your business can benefit from tapping into this pool of knowledge by applying for an advice meeting through this site.

No cost.

No hassle.

No long application process.

Just practical advice from experienced people who are volunteering to help keep your business in business.

Tuesday, March 27 2012

Small Business Support Programme Expands Into The Dublin Region

On 28th March 2012, John Perry TD, Minister for Small Business will lauch the programme in the Dublin region.

Small Business Support Programme Expands Into Mid-West Region

‘Minister Peter Power launches voluntary programme to help small businesses’

A programme designed specifically to come to the aid of small businesses and help them ride out the recession is being expanded into the Mid West Region (Clare, Limerick and Tipperary), it was announced last night in Thomond Park, Limerick.

The move follows the success of the programme in Carlow, Cork, Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford over recent months. More than 60 volunteer advisors with different skill sets have helped over 150 companies since the smallbusinessadvice.ie launched in late 2009, giving specific confidential help on the problems facing small business in a downturn.

Tuesday, May 11 2010

Small Business Support Programme Expands Into South-East Region

‘Minister O’Keeffe launches voluntary programme to help small businesses’

A programme designed specifically to come to the aid of small businesses and help them ride out the recession is being expanded into the South East Region (Waterford, Wexford, Kilkenny and Carlow), it was announced last night (Monday, May 10) in Waterford.

The move follows the success of the pilot in the Cork region over the past six months. More than 35 volunteer advisors with different skill sets have helped over 70 companies since the smallbusinessadvice.ie launch in late 2009, giving specific confidential help on the problems facing small business in a downturn.

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Program Details – Business Accounting #best #business #phone

#business accounting


Business Accounting

Program Highlights

  • In the Business Accounting program, students will build the strong skills foundation necessary for pursuing a profession in accounting.
  • Professors in the School of Business have strong academic backgrounds, deep subject matter expertise, and extensive business and management experience.
  • Maximizing the learning experience will be small class environments that offer a leading edge information technology infrastructure.
  • Many classes will be taught in lab environments that are fully equipped with an integrated network of computer systems.
  • Students transition into the workplace will be made easy with training in industry standard accounting software, including QuickBooks and Sage ACCPAC ERP.

Articulation Agreements

Start with a diploma, end with a degree! Successful graduates of this Business – Accounting program will have the opportunity to apply their credits towards further study at the degree level. Listed below are the degrees from partnering universities that are available for this program. Students should note that each partnership has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits.

Honours Bachelor of Arts – multiple majors

Honours Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Commerce, with Major

Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Management, with Major, 4 Yr

Bachelor of Human Resources Labour Relations

Bachelor of Management, 4 yr

Bachelor of Management, 3 Yr

Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Fraud Investigation

Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting Information Systems

Bachelor of Business Administration – Professional Accountancy

Masters of Business Administration – Professional Accountancy

New Brunswick, University of

Bachelor of Applied Management

University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Commerce

Royal Roads University

Bachelor of Commerce – Entrepreneurial Management

Bachelor of Business Administration in Sustainability and International Business

Educational Partners

Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance

Centennial College works in partnership with CPA to offer a pathway to the Advanced Certificate in Accounting and Finance (ACAF). The ACAF credential will give students a competitive advantage after graduation and the opportunity to accelerate to a rewarding career in accounting and finance. Any student enrolled in one of Centennial s certificate or diploma Accounting programs may qualify to enroll in the ACAF.

Career Outlook

  • Junior (entry-level) accountant
  • Accounting clerk
  • Accounting assistant
  • Accounts payable clerk
  • Accounts receivable clerk
  • Accounts payable officer
  • Accounts receivable officer
  • Credit and collections officer
  • Fixed asset management officer
  • Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Financial consultant
  • Financial officer

Academic Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • English Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Mathematics Grade 11 or 12 C, M or U, or equivalent (minimum grade required) or take a Centennial College Math Skills Assessment for Admission

Additional Requirements

  • Students will be placed in the appropriate English level based on skills assessment results. This may lead to additional courses and require extra time and fees.

1. Apply Online

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy .

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at Ontariocolleges.ca. A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca Application Fees .

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via Ontariocolleges.ca.

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to Ontariocolleges.ca.

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at Ontariocolleges.ca and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed .

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at my.centennialcollege.ca .

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial .

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

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Harvard Business School Senior Executive Program – Africa 2016 #business #networking #sites

#harvard business


Become a stronger leader and strategist who can help your business seize growth opportunities — locally, across Africa, and beyond.

This executive program will run in 2 different destinations – Block 1 Cape Town, SA; Block 3 Boston, USA.

With 54 independent countries, Africa faces a distinct set of social, economic, and political conditions that create unique business challenges — along with exciting opportunities. To achieve their considerable potential, Africa’s businesses need executives who can design and execute effective strategies for growth within and beyond the continent. These leaders must also excel at creating innovative offerings, nurturing high-performance teams and organizations, and navigating rapid change in Africa’s dynamic markets.

To build these exceptional leaders, Harvard Business School Executive Education is launching a new program, the Senior Executive Program — ​Africa, in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS) of Pretoria University in South Africa. Designed to strengthen your leadership skills and build your insight into local, regional, and global markets, the program explores the proven approaches of successful leaders in Africa and around the globe, preparing you to compete effectively, seize the region’s many growth opportunities, and sustain success for your firm.

Who should attend?

The Senior Executive Program — Africa is designed for experienced senior executives in African companies from any industry. Candidates should have significant responsibility for strategic decision making, have at least 15 years of work experience, and represent growth-oriented organizations. Participants might include CEOs, CFOs, business line heads, and other senior members of a company’s executive team, as well as directors general of government agencies.

How you will benefit

The program immerses you in a dynamic experience that expands your horizons and builds your capabilities as a business leader. You’ll explore best practices in designing winning strategies, enabling innovation, establishing competitive advantage, leading effectively, improving governance, and much more. In a format that maximizes learning while minimizing time away from work, you will also apply your learning to a special project that contributes to your organization’s success.

Click here to download our Open Programmes Calendar for 2016

Harvard Business School Faculty:

Should you wish to see which faculty will be on a specific course please download the course pack.

Senior faculty from GIBS, selected local and international faculty, as well as leading industry practitioners and experts.

Are you interested in fast-tracking your personal and professional development? If so, join us as we showcase our wide range of short programmes.

12 September 2016

​Continental Growth Opportunities and Business Lessons.

08 September 2016

British Brexit and American elections.

08 September 2016

The NPO Collaboration Dialogue presents a panel discussion on the proposed changes to the NPO ​Act.

08 September 2016

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Business Coaching Program #start #up #business #loan

#business coaching


Business Results Workshop

About Our Business Coaches

Did you know that the mean ROI for companies investing in coaching is 700% the initial investment?

Isn’t it time you got business coaching?

Tony Robbins has helped organizations and world leaders achieve exponential growth and retain their success for over 38 years. Each year, Tony’s coaches undergo 250+ hours of intensive training and real in-the-field experience. Don’t wait to get the edge for your business – start business coaching today and gain access to Tony’s proprietary strategies, tools and tactics to streamline, innovate and reach your business’s full potential. Your massive breakthrough starts here.

Our proven business coaching system will elevate your business

Achieve massive results with our 1-3 day hands-on workshops – in your very own office. Get dedicated support from our coaches – who are expertly trained in strategies to create explosive growth, maximize unreached potential and develop bulletproof methods to escalate success. We first meet with you 1:1 to identify your unique goals, barriers, needs and vision as the owner. We then build a customized workshop for you and your team, engineered to fit your outcomes.

Secure a spot today and get the tools to:

  • Massively increase sales
  • Understand and embody the psychology of the top 1%
  • Achieve exponential productivity gains
  • Create real breakthroughs – sales, leadership, culture

What the Business Coaching Results Workshop Will Do For You

Why seek out business coaching? Because even when you’re near the top of your industry, there are opportunities to raise your standards of success. Success comes in many forms, including gaining knowledge and the skillset to increase sales and become the best business possible.

One of the many benefits of the Tony Robbins Business Coaching Results Workshop is the 1:1 dedication you get from your Master Coach. Your sales coaching relationship is a source of constant support for you, with expertise that you can’t get anywhere else due to their extensive experiences in business development and the training sessions provided by the Tony Robbins Team. Your coach is going to spend time understanding you, your business, and your process; he or she is going to help you push past your limits, because that will pave the way to a great ROI.

Your coach’s priority is focused completely on your business’ development and prosperity. Through Business Coaching Results Workshops, you guarantee yourself a productive space to discuss your business, your growth and how to increase sales by analyzing your current and future business ventures so you can unlock your potential to success.

Your business coach helps you achieve consistency with your entire team so that every team member really understands how your business works on a deeper level. He or she can recognize larger patterns and details that remain hidden to more casual observers, which allows you to recognize missed opportunities while also learning how to adapt your business skills in order to propel your business forward toward success.

Your business coach is part of a quick start program designed for business owners who have already been through the Tony Robbins Business Mastery Workshop; the coach is there to provide you with the extra help you may need to implement the strategies you learned in your workshop. He or she is also skilled with getting your team to the same level of excitement that you achieved in your workshop. Your coach is going to provide feedback that reflects on everything, from how you lead your business to what your business should focus more energy on in order to grow.

The bottom line is that the Tony Robbins Business Coaching Results Workshop is your first step in reaching new heights in your industry, increasing sales and becoming the best business possible. To finally push past your limits and achieve amazing ROI, take your business to new heights with Tony Robbins Business Coaching.


Vinnie Virga

CEO, Floors and Kitchens Today

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Microloan Program #discount #business #cards

#small business loans


The Microloan program provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit childcare centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000.

The U.S. Small Business Administration provides funds to specially designated intermediary lenders, which are nonprofit community-based organizations with experience in lending as well as management and technical assistance. These intermediaries administer the Microloan program for eligible borrowers.

Eligibility Requirements

Each intermediary lender has its own lending and credit requirements. Generally, intermediaries require some type of collateral as well as the personal guarantee of the business owner.

Use of Microloan Proceeds

Microloans can be used for:

  • Working capital
  • Inventory or supplies
  • Furniture or fixtures
  • Machinery or equipment

Proceeds from an SBA microloan cannot be used to pay existing debts or to purchase real estate.

Repayment Terms, Interest Rates, and Fees

Loan repayment terms vary according to several factors:

  • Loan amount
  • Planned use of funds
  • Requirements determined by the intermediary lender
  • Needs of the small business borrower

The maximum repayment term allowed for an SBA microloan is six years.

Interest rates vary, depending on the intermediary lender and costs to the intermediary from the U.S. Treasury. Generally, these rates will be between 8 and 13 percent.

Application Process

Microloans are available through certain nonprofit, community-based organizations that are experienced in lending and business management assistance. If you apply for SBA microloan financing, you may be required to fulfill training or planning requirements before your loan application is considered. This business training is designed to help you launch or expand your business.

Find a Microloan Provider

To apply for a Microloan, you must work with an SBA approved intermediary in your area. Approved intermediaries make all credit decisions on SBA microloans. For more information, you can contact your local SBA District Office or view the list of Participating Microloan Intermediary Lenders in the Attachments list below.

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Canada Student Loans Program – Service Canada #discount #business #cards

#government loans


Canada Student Loans Program

The Canada Student Loans Program provides financial assistance in the form of loans and grants to post-secondary students who demonstrate financial need.

Delivered by: Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC )

Application Information

  • Students must first apply for a provincial or territorial student loan. Students are automatically considered for a Canada Student Loan when they apply for a provincial or territorial student loan.
  • Loan application forms are available from provincial and territorial student assistance offices and at financial aid offices in educational institutions.
  • Students must apply every year in order to receive funding.

Related Information

  • Students must give loan providers proof of enrolment within six months of finishing their last study period in order to maintain interest-free status while studying. Confirmation of Enrolment forms are issued by educational institutions.
  • The governments of the Northwest Territories. Nunavut and Quebec do not participate in the Canada Student Loans Program but offer their own financial assistance programs for students.
  • Additional information is available from the National Student Loans Service Centre .
  • The Canada Revenue Agency is responsible for the collection of repayments for defaulted Canada Student Loans .

Date modified: 2016-06-09


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Vets First Verification Program – Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization #register #business

#business loans for veterans


Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization

Vets First Verification Program

Temporary Change in Document Submission Policy for Current and New Verification Applications

During the month of September the Verification Program is undergoing a major transformation in response to feedback provided by the Veteran-Owned Small Businesses community. The modifications and enhancements will result in significant changes to our application process to improve the Veteran experience as we establish MyVA Verification. Document Submission Policy Changes

Help Desk: (866) 584-2344
Monday Friday
8:00am to 8:00pm (Eastern)

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has special authority for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB and VOSB) set-aside and sole source contracts.

Public Law (P.L.) 109-461 entitled Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006 provides VA with unique authority for contracting with SDVOSB and VOSB. A new procurement hierarchy within VA for open market procurements was created which places highest priority with SDVOSB then VOSB. These small business groups are followed by 8(a), HUBZone, Women-Owned Small Business, then all other small businesses. This procurement authority, and its subsequent implementation, is a logical extension of VA s mission to care for our nation s Veterans. VA refers to this program as the Veterans First Contracting Program. See VA Acquisition Regulation Part 808, Required Sources of Supplies and Services. for the priorities in acquisition.

In order to qualify for participation in the VA Veterans First Contracting Program, eligible VOSB owners must first be verified. Start Verification

Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) Transformation

Candid feedback from SDVOSB and VOSB stakeholders indicated that CVE needed to increase customer service touchpoints within the existing Vets First Verification process. The MyVA Verification Application Transformation Trial outlines this organizational transformation and the improvements to Verification processing.

Verification Guides and Popular Fact Sheets

  • Initial Verification Application Guide – Outlines regulatory requirements in 38 CFR Part 74; assists applicants to comply with when applying for Verification.
  • 4 Steps to VA Verification – Provides snapshot of steps associated with Verification process.
  • What documents do I need to apply? – Lists required documentation necessary to apply for Verification.
  • Verification Application Required Documents Rationale – Provides insight on what documents are needed for Verification and how CVE reviews them to process Verification applications.
  • Reverification Process Fact Sheet – Read more about the Reverification process.
  • Average Verification Processing Time – View the average processing time of Verification applications over the last three months.

Verification Webinars and Town Halls

  • Verification Webinars and Town Halls – CVE hosts recurring training for interested SDVOSBs/VOSBs on different aspects of the Verification process.

Verification Assistance Program

VA has developed a Verification Assistance Program to help Veterans understand Verification policy and processes. The goal of this program is to reduce the risk of denial due to lack of understanding and misinterpretation of the regulation. Partnering Veteran service organizations and small business support organizations can provide assistance to Veterans who are interested in applying for the Vet First Verification Program.

VA Certified Verification Counselors

VA Certified Verification Counselors are trained by VA OSDBU to provide Verification application assistance to SDVOSBs/VOSBs. Counselor assistance is available at no cost to the Veteran and available throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Guam. Additional counselor assistance features include:

  • Provide insight regarding the interpretation of regulation 38 CFR Part 74
  • Review a firm s business model
  • Answer questions on how to use the Verification Self-Assessment Tool
  • Status Checks on where an applicant is in the Verification process

If you are a SDVOSB/VOSB applicant in need of assistance, visit the list of VA Certified Verification Counselors.

Verification Assistance Counselor Training

VA continues to offer its Understanding the VA Verification Process training series to certify Verification Counselors nationwide. Interested Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Counselors and Veteran Partner Organizations interested in becoming VA certified to counsel Veterans are encourgaged to participate. View Upcoming Training Dates and Register for Training

Laws and Regulations

  • 38 CFR 74 – VA Veteran-Owned Small Business Verification Guidelines
  • 38 CFR 74 RIN 2900-AO49 – Interim final rule regarding the two-year Verification eligibility term for SDVOSB/VOSBs (See page 1, Center Column )
  • 38 U.S.C. 8127/8128 Veteran Benefits
  • P.L. 111-275, Sec. 104 Small Business Verification Act
  • 48 C.F.R. Parts 802, 804, 808, 809, 810, 813, 815, 817, 819, 828 852 Veterans First Contracting

Center for Verification and Evaluation Standard Operating Procedure (Last reviewed on September 29, 2015)

VA Moves Against Non-Compliant and Fraudulent Firms

CVE has established a process to report firms alleged to be non-compliant with one or more of the regulatory requirements for the Vets First Verification Program. Report firms believed to be non-compliant of 38 CFR Part 74 .

The VA Office of Inspector General is committed to protecting the rights of SDVOSBs/VOSBs by vigorously investigating and seeking prosecution of those who deprive Veterans who have earned the right to set-aside government contracts. Report fraud to VA OIG Hotline .

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CCI Business Partners Program #incorporate #a #business

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CCI Business Partners Program

The CCI Business Partners fosters collaborative relationships between the College of Computing and Informatics at UNC Charlotte and select businesses. The relationships and support provided by CCI Business Partner members contribute greatly to CCI’s continued growth in relevant and emerging technologies, while providing the most effective quality education for our students. In return, industry leaders get access to a flexible portfolio of benefits for engaging with our students and faculty.

What Our Partners Say.

“We find it invaluable”. “By participating in the Partner’s Program, we learned that Internships were the best way to create a pipeline of potential permanent employees” – Stacey, City Of Charlotte

” We had a great time and thank you so much for always putting on a great event! You and your team’s commitment to your students is so apparent and I hope they know how fortunate they are
to have support like all of you.” – Kimberly, Belk Inc

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