By Keith King
It’s great being popular, if you’re popular for the right reasons. But when you’re popular and other people make money off your popularity, it’s usually not so great. But for those of us who remember the days before Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses weren’t recognized as a separate class of businesses by the federal government, we know the struggle wasn’t great at all. It was a fight, and a lot of people used their … [Read more..VetLikeMe.org
Legion Construction and the VA? Scamming Taxpayers?
December 9, 2014 by Hardy Stone
Letter To VA Leadership About Legion Construction:
Since you and the others are VA Federally licensed or warranted Officers of the tax payers’ money and overseers of our VAMC facilities are some of the ones listed on all these “88” MODS to the Legion Construction contracts, I thought I’d walk through them for all those who want answers as to WHY a company that was indicted two and a half years ago, scheduled for trial shortly continue to be awarded more … [Read more.VetLikeMe.org
Veterans charities don’t all make grade
(December 9, 2014) – Veterans charities don’t all make grade Military causes bring in money, not all of it for direct aid
by Jeff McDonald, Nov. 10, 2014
The Wounded Warrior Project collected $235 million last year, helping some 59,000 injured veterans with depression, physical rehabilitation, employment and other needs. The best the Florida-based charity could do was a C+ from the rating agency CharityWatch. Disabled American Veterans, a Kentucky nonprofit group … [Read more..VetLikeMe.org
(December 9, 2014) – In a landmark case, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims (CoFC) held that the VA’s Center for Verification and Evaluation (CVE) denied due process to a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (“SDVOSB”) by revoking its “verified” status without proper notice and also unreasonably interpreted its own rules on unconditional ownership. For companies that want to do set-aside work with the VA, the CVE is the gatekeeper. The CVE examines applications to … Read more..VetLikeMe.org
The Set-Aside Conundrum — Birth Versus Commitment
by Hardy Stone
When I began VetLikeMe in 2008, I was hopeful and excited by the business opportunities provided me by the SBA through PL 106-50, passed in 1999 (‘‘Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act of 1999“). This gesture of goodwill by the U.S. government for the service and sacrifice by disabled vets picked up more … [Read more…VetLikeMe.org]
Hardy Stone is the editor/publisher of VetLikeMe, the nation’s only publication devoted to service disabled veteran owned business.