EIDL: Now Accepting New Applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance (Updated information until June 30, 2020)

  In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are able to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. This advance is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. This loan advance [...]

2020-06-16T17:51:15-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Important changes to PPP guidelines (Updated information until June 30, 2020)

  Earlier this month Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, which will make it easier for small business owners who have received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to qualify for loan forgiveness. Some key changes include: Extension of forgiveness period from 8 to 24 weeks A decrease in the minimum amount that must be spent on [...]

2020-06-16T17:53:08-07:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

Lowe’s supports veteran, women, minority and small businesses through $5 million in grants (1st Round Closes June 17, 2nd Round Closes Aug. 3rd)

  Lowe’s remains committed to supporting small businesses, and we want to make you aware of a grant opportunity. Lowe’s is partnering with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the nation’s largest community development organization, to distribute $5 million in small business relief, to help minority-, women- and veteran-led, small businesses sustain operations and protect jobs [...]

2020-06-16T18:09:47-07:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

VRS Guide: Bring Your Team Back to Work with Maximum Safety and Wellness Post COVID-19

VIB Network member Vigilance Risk Solutions has created this guide on how to start thinking about the process of returning your team back to work. Here's the guide that answers some of those questions. Click cover to download booklet.   Thanks Ty Smith, Veteran business owner of Vigilance Risk Solutions for sharing this important information: [...]

2020-04-28T18:11:09-07:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: News|

FREE Webinar Replay: Social Media; The New Digital Handshake

Register below to view this webinar replay. Social media drives modern life, but it creates a lot of noise that can drown out important messages. Customers look to industry experts to help them cut through the noise. That is, they do if they trust the industry expert, their advice, and feel it’s relevant and valuable [...]

2020-03-25T13:13:19-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

SBA Small Business Disaster Loan Information

SBA Disaster Assitance Loan information: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login   SBA To Provide Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19) Up to $2 Million in Disaster Assistance Loans Process for Accessing SBA’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Disaster Relief Lending The Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial [...]

2020-03-16T15:08:38-07:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: News|

FREE Webinar Replay: Building a Bullet-proof Pipeline by Gloria Larkin of TargetGov

The VIB Network is proud to offer this FREE webinar to learn the various streams of Government contracting. No longer can you plan for successful federal contracts growth in 2020 by just focusing on the dollar value of upcoming opportunities. To build a pipeline where you have a high return-on-investment, you want to include opportunities [...]

2020-03-25T13:14:02-07:00January 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|

2020 Veteran 2 Veteran Business Cohort Program – Now Accepting Applications (DEADLINE TO APPLY: FEBRUARY 28, 2020)

Congratulation 2019 V2V Business Cohorts The VIB Network is once again proud to offer the "Veteran 2 Veteran Business Cohort Program". This 6-month in-depth program is for 12 established SDVOSBs/DVBEs/VOSBs. Join your fellow cohorts to assess and examine all aspects of your business for strategic growth and success. The V2V program is facilitated by Nelson [...]

2020-03-05T11:16:06-08:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: News|

Above & Beyond Profile: 2018 Bravo Zulu Award Recipient, Dawn Gilbert

Put Your Heart Into It: 2018 Bravo Zulu Award Recipient Dawn Gilbert  The VIB Network presented the prestigious Bravo Zulu Award for 2018 to Dawn Gilbert, Director of Strategic Sourcing and Diversity for Frontier Communications.  Her professionalism, esteemed reputation and clear passion for her job embody this award’s spirit.   By encouraging suppliers to negotiate contracts [...]

2019-10-24T07:41:26-07:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: News|

2018 Above & Beyond Winner Profile: Become Certified with Ease: DGS wins Government Agency of the Year

2018 Above and Beyond Award winner for Government Agency of the Year was proudly presented to Danetta Jackson and Michael Aguillio, representing the California Department of General Services.  Their work in helping to unite, educate and elevate the veteran business community made this a well-deserved honor. “(Our) function is to help businesses understand how to [...]

2019-10-17T23:03:32-07:00October 17th, 2019|Categories: News|