Southern California Edison – USC Bridges to Business Success Program – Apply Today!

Southern California Edison has given the VIB Network 2 full scholarships to offer our members to attend the USC Bridges to Business Success Program, (Value of $1500.00 each scholarship) If you are interested in applying for this amazing scholarship please submit your application by November 13th. Selection for USC Bridges to Business Scholarship by December [...]

2020-10-21T18:03:04-07:00October 11th, 2020|Categories: News|

Making it with Lowe’s – Deadline Submission September 25, 2020

              Dear Business Supplier, Lowe’s is excited to announce “Making it with Lowe’s”, a program that provides diverse small business owners a chance to have their products sold on or in our stores and furthers our commitment to serve as a welcome, inclusive space for diversity. And we’re [...]

2020-09-23T19:30:55-07:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|


  INSPIRATION, RESOURCES AND A CHANCE TO WIN A ONE-ON-ONE WITH DAYMOND JOHN AND $5,000   The Make Your Move Entrepreneurship Contest is here to help you and your small business through these uncertain times. Get tools and advice from business leaders and peers Share your own experiences in starting or running a business Earn [...]

2020-08-25T20:34:47-07:00August 25th, 2020|Categories: News|

Apply today for the Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows – Deadline August 16th

The Atlantic Council Global Energy Center is now accepting applications for the second cohort of  Veterans Advanced Energy Fellows through August 13th at 11:59 p.m. EDT. The Veterans Advanced Energy Fellowship seeks to create a cadre of future leaders within the advanced energy industry. A successful fellow will become a peer mentor, advocate, and spokesperson for other veterans, [...]

2020-08-10T20:02:25-07:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: News|

The Road to Civility – 2019 VIB Veteran Business of The Year Winner Laurie Sayles 

President and CEO Laurie Sayles discovered her worth along the way to becoming a veteran business owner.  After having served over 10 years in the Marine Corps (semper fi), Sayles entered into the civilian workforce as a receptionist.  While straightforward directives are critical to communicating in the Marine Corps, Sayles went back to school to [...]

2020-07-14T19:35:31-07:00July 14th, 2020|Categories: News|

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|

$20,000.00 Business Grants from Lowe’s (Applications open July 27th)

  Apply for a Grant to Receive Assistance Across the United States, small businesses that form the economic backbone of our communities now face immediate – and oftentimes, crushing – financial pressure because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many small businesses that were forced to shut down temporarily now are at serious risk of never reopening. Even [...]

2020-07-20T20:25:37-07:00June 10th, 2020|Categories: News|
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