VetLikeMe, Jan 31, 2014


vetlikemeTop news of the week for the veteran owned business community


Featured articles:

SDVOSB Protests: Outside Relationships Undermined Control: A would-be SDVOSB’s relationships with a company controlled by the SDVOSB’s minority owner undermined the service-disabled veteran’s control–and cost the SDVOSB an Air Force contract. Read more:

State news:

New York Becomes 40th State to introduce legislation to assist disabled Veteran Business owners win more State government contracts:

Top news published on VetLikeMe Week 4, 2014

Sanders Details Sweeping Veterans Legislation

Veterans Affairs to tap veteran-owned firms for management expertise and business support services

Utilitarianism Marketing–Being Useful While Getting Your Message Across

SDVOSB Fraud: New Jersey Woman Arrested

Small businesses have wish list for new SBA head

Edwards AFB Airman demonstrate the gift of giving

By the Numbers: U.S. Veteran-Owned Businesses

U.S. Army Veteran uses GI Bill to reach her goal as a personal trainer

10 Things You Don’t Realize Are Wrong With Your Business

‘Back Talk’ is back!

When VLM started we regularly included reader’s comments. We stopped publishing them when we were overwhelmed with letters. Because of news and editorial especially pertinent to SDVOSB/VOSB, we drummed the section up again. Identifiers are redacted.

Here’s an exchange spawned by the story in “Microtech: Rags to Riches—and Fraud?”

Reader: “This is the last place I would expect to see an article like this. When I first read this in the Post it was obvious this reporter had an axe to grind and when I looked into I was right…”

Hardy: “In keeping with my journalist professionalism, I provide only news and information that has been vetting by the publications that I research. The Post is a major, major National publication with a longstanding reputation abiding with the utmost in journalistic ethics and severe fact-checking.

These professional writers and editors don’t publish things on speculation…”
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Hardy Stone is the editor/publisher of VetLikeMe, the nation's only publication devoted to service disabled veteran owned business.