Zoom Logo

Virtual Coffee House - Open - Shared screen with speaker view
William Higgins
17:38
Hello all from Portland, Maine... WHigginsHa4aLL@gmail.com , 207-272-1099, Homeless Advocacy for All ,
Brandy Rose Lipscomb
18:20
I’m in WV! getting ready for work so I prefer to keep
Brandy Rose Lipscomb
18:32
video off right now. :) first time here.
Lisa Borm
18:43
Hello. I'm checking in from Indianapolis.
Josh Young
19:01
Hello from Central Nebraska, Josh Young with South Central Economic Development District
William Higgins
19:22
Working to incorporate a national homeless advocacy organization to improve services and save lives. I am a service Disabled Veteran.
Brian Romans
19:38
Greene County, Indiana here.
steve
20:48
Good morning folks, From Bucks Co, Pa
William Higgins
21:04
I need to make my tea...
Veterans Business Resource Center
21:31
No judgements given as to what's in your cup :)
William Higgins
22:31
Welcome aboard to all...
Veterans Business Resource Center
23:31
Welcome all! We should be getting started soon! Don't forget your coffee cup. Whatever you decide to put in it is your choice!
Mitch Fitzpatrick
25:58
https://www.instagram.com/vetbiz/
Josh
26:22
Good morning from Charlotte
DARCELLA CRAVEN
26:31
Sorry, please continue we are having a challenge.
Andrey Rublyov
26:34
Hello from New York. I am the Founding Principal for a health care acquisition platform. We’re acquiring healthcare companies in NY and surrounding states then will be taking the larger company public within the next 3-5 years.
Josh
27:09
I want to start a small business asap..need assistance.
Veterans Business Resource Center
27:12
Good morning! welcome to the Virtual Coffee House!
steve
27:38
Through My Eyes Photography by Steve Bandura
Brian Romans
28:31
Department of Workforce Development, Local Veterans Employment Representative, Indiana Region 8
DARCELLA CRAVEN
28:31
We are getting him to call in folks sorry
Lisa Borm
29:08
This is my business I have started this year. https://www.barefootandbralessgardens.com/
Saifeddin Ahmad
29:10
Good morning @H&S FOODS from Baltimore
Cris Medina
29:42
great idea!!
TOMEKA EVANS
30:00
Socie-tee Apparel LLC a socially conscious apparel company whose mission is to provide a voice for marginalized people and financial opportunities to underserved communities.
TOMEKA EVANS
30:05
https://societeebrandapparel.com/Follow me on Instagram! Username: _socie_teeapparel_https://www.instagram.com/_socie_teeapparel_?r=nametag
Mike Steiner
30:21
good morning.
Julie Sanders
30:34
Veterans Upward Bound is a federally funded program by the Board of Education. We're not a small business, but we help veterans of any age get over the hurdles in the way of their educational goals. If a veteran has goals of getting a technical certificate or a college degree but is unable due to support or need of refresher courses, we offer that help free of charge. My purpose in being here is to lead veterans to the resources in their areas if they are need of services. Reach out to me at Julie.Sanders@wichita.edu. // 316.978.6743
TOMEKA EVANS
30:54
Good morning everyone!
Blake Lopez-Bierwirth
32:01
Good morning everyone, I'm Blake Lopez-Bierwirth and I'm a insurance agent/financial planner for Mutual of Omaha. My email is blake.lopez@mutualofomaha.com, phone number is (913)991-6002 and I'm in Kansas City.
Mitch Fitzpatrick
32:25
Good Morning everyone! If you need help with starting your Veterans owned business or if you are a military spouse feel free to check out our website https://vetbiz.com/ !
steve
33:08
My Photography Profile is on Instagram at steve_bandura please take a look see!
Josh
33:26
thank you much Nancy!
Mike Steiner
33:28
I've got an In-Home care agency, providing home care to seniors. have several vet employees and clients. only veteran owned agency in Lake County, Illinois.
Josh
33:41
Thank Mitch!
DARCELLA CRAVEN
33:45
ok he will call in
DARCELLA CRAVEN
34:17
Thanks for sharing everyone. Please drop your social media tag or website in if you want us to visit.
Tia Phillips
34:28
does anyone know the meeting password for the call in audio?
Lisa Borm
34:53
It's in your email
Veterans Business Resource Center
34:54
765949
Tia Phillips
35:24
that's the passcode
Veterans Business Resource Center
36:09
765949 this is the passcode.
William Higgins
36:41
My LinkedIn profile is any wish to connect. I was a submarine officer. https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhigginsjr/
Caldonia Rudd
36:48
I am a certified life coach for women 25-30. call 360-214-1858 and visit www.sheisphenomenal-llc.com
steve
39:46
USAF Vietnam Veteran '66-'67
Nancy Roberts
43:10
Texas Star EV Inspections, Inc. Pepper Roberts on Linkedin
DARCELLA CRAVEN
44:01
Maureen Brinkley the District Director of the SBA District office of Easter Missouri. https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/mo/st-louis
Nancy Roberts
44:33
Texas Star RV Inspections, Inc.
Cris Medina
45:29
If I’m in Texas, who would by my VBOC be?
Veterans Business Resource Center
45:55
Hi Chris, Texas is split in two. Let me help get you connected.
Veterans Business Resource Center
46:08
I will personally message you, for your privacy.
DARCELLA CRAVEN
47:25
By 1978 the small VSO here in STL was doing consulting work for the White House!
DARCELLA CRAVEN
49:43
If you need to find your VBOC please visit our website https://vetbiz.com/vboc/ Or private message Veterans Business Resource Center here.
DARCELLA CRAVEN
59:31
PL - 105-135 one of the first laws on veteran entrepreneurship
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:02:05
Vet Force was started in the late 90s. PL 106-50 veteran entrepreneurship and employment program is the one that created the 3% federal procurement
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:07:21
I'm just a good trouble maker. - Bill Elmore
Dennis Jones
01:07:29
I am Dennis Jones, a Certified Health and Leadership Coach as well as a Food For Life Instructor. I can be reached at 703.220.2682, dennis@coursecorrection.us
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:07:49
Thank you Dennis
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:09:12
PL 106-50 was the catalyst for the Veterans Business Resource Center www.vetbiz.com
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:17:15
$30 Billion opportunity for service disabled veterans in federal procurement.
Spelile Rivas
01:20:02
Please explain how government contracting can kill a business. Thanks!
Brian Romans
01:21:12
$30 Billion? I have a few questions but are unable to ask from this portal, can I email?
Danielle Lowery #VETBIZ VBRC
01:21:36
Hi Brian, yes you're welcome to email us your questions at admin@vetbiz.com
Tia Phillips
01:22:17
Hi Bill, are you working to develop a succession plan for those who would like to continue advocacy but will need the mentorship to navigate the politics of being disruptors of industries?
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:22:41
29.5% of federal contracting dollars go to 10 big businesses.
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:22:59
200 and 400K small business competing in that small space.
Tia Phillips
01:23:44
succession plan for "good troublemakers"? to teach them how to not get discouraged and how to navigate the system?
Hazel Beck
01:25:56
V-WISE is an amazing program!
Tia Phillips
01:26:47
How does an organization apply directly to be a mentor of Bill Elmore?
Hazel Beck
01:27:08
V-WISW link https://ivmf.syracuse.edu/programs/entrepreneurship/start-up/v-wise/
Hazel Beck
01:27:16
V-WISE
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:27:31
Tia reach out to him on his LinkedIn. https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-bill-elmore-64a26756/
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:31:58
Still issues around access to capital specifically to entrepreneurs with limited to no collateral.
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:33:24
Let's increase federal procurement to 7% to ensure a true diverse procurement. Invest into building capacity.
Cris Medina
01:34:15
how important is political support to access to capital initiatives?
Cris Medina
01:34:31
local, state, federal
Mitch Fitzpatrick
01:35:35
https://www.instagram.com/vetbiz/
Mitch Fitzpatrick
01:35:40
#vetbiz
TOMEKA EVANS
01:35:55
I work in Federal procurement in addition to being a small business owner. I think a major issue is parity which there is none. Also there's really no consequence for not meeting the goal.
Brian Romans
01:39:17
Bill, that is what I am struggling with at this point.
Hazel Beck
01:39:55
SoCal VBOC https://socalvboc.org/
Brian Romans
01:40:14
I thank you Darcella for hosting and inviting us in. Bill, thank you for the education and insight. Merry Christmas all, need to jump off here.
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:40:40
Thank you Brian
Brian Romans
01:40:50
bromans@dwd.in.gov
Brian Romans
01:41:00
and bromans@romanswarriorfoundation.org
Cris Medina
01:41:35
Excellent event! Thank you all!
Veterans Business Resource Center
01:42:27
Thank you for joining us! Be sure to check out our website! https://vetbiz.com/
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:42:40
thank you. everyone Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Solstice
Cris Medina
01:43:42
We need VetBiz to come to Texas!
Bill Higgins - Ha4aLL
01:47:17
Glad to meet you Bill Elmore... I sent a LinkedIn Connection Request
Bill Higgins - Ha4aLL
01:47:59
any who wish to connect with me... https://www.linkedin.com/in/williamhigginsjr/
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:48:01
Talent, Bond, Valasquez, Kerry, Snow....both sides of the aisle. This is an American issue and Americans worked to make this happen. Not one person voted against the 1999 bill. We can do this again!
Mitch Fitzpatrick
01:48:34
Thanks Bill Higgins for joining us! We will be connecting with you
Lisa Borm
01:48:51
Thank you Bill and Darcella - Everyone have a great holiday and stay safe.
Tia Phillips
01:49:00
Thank you Bill for your service and continued service to us as a Nation!
Danielle Lowery #VETBIZ VBRC
01:49:42
Thank you for joining us everyone!
Mitch Fitzpatrick
01:50:23
Happy Holiday everyone! Looking forward to seeing you all on future coffee houses
DARCELLA CRAVEN
01:55:14
terrynardone@gmail.com for more information on understanding reading the legislation