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The Veteran Success Resource Group (VSRG) is excited to announce our upcoming Veteran Resource Expo and Access to Capital event in Springfield, VA on March 23, 2016. The only organization of its kind, the VSRG brings to local Veteran communities a wide array of medium and large businesses, universities, government agencies and Veteran service organizations, all of which provide services or employment opportunities for Veterans and their families. We have learned that many Veterans struggle to connect with all of the resources in their local communities; the VSRG combats this issue by bringing together all of the resources necessary for personal and professional success.

Admission for Veterans, National Guard/Reserves, Active Duty, Spouses, Caregivers and additional family is FREE. Space will be limited, so please register early to ensure access to this phenomenal event. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1mXorNY

We are also very excited to announce that VSRG has teamed with Dun & Bradstreet to feature an “Access to Capital” program for Veteran Entrepreneurs:

Dun & Bradstreet’s Access to Capital Lender Matchmaking: Dun & Bradstreet will host an Access to Capital session*, bringing together Veteran Entrepreneurs with an array of small business lenders. The breakout session will begin with a panel of industry experts, followed by a spotlight presentation on the basics of business credit by Dun & Bradstreet. We will conclude with an opportunity for attendees to sit down with a range of traditional and alternative small business lending institutions. Attendees will also have access to their free Dun & Bradstreet credit report** to take with them during the 1:1 lender meetings.

In addition, VSRG is offering three new programs:

Business Plan Competition: We will include an exciting and fun Veteran entrepreneur business plan competition complete with an expert panel and CASH prizes. Final winners will be determined by voting at the final event by both a panel of judges and expo participants.

Supplier Diversity Matchmaking: A customized matchmaking program that benefits both large businesses and Veteran Owned, and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. The matchmaking will focus on current available opportunities from large and medium size businesses. INCREDIBLE GROWTH OPPORTUNITY!

Federal Government Teaming & Matchmaking Opportunities: Govmates matchmakers, Stephanie Alexander and Katie Bilek, have built a robust, proprietary database of small and emerging government contractors, all of which seek teaming partners to bid on opportunities. In partnership with VSRG, Govmates is excited to offer matchmaking for SDVOSB’s and VOSB’s within the federal contracting community. These one-on-one sessions will provide valuable insights into how to work with large primes and offer potential teaming opportunities.

A separate email will be sent out for the registration for the three new programs on Feb 5th 2016. You must be signed up through the Eventbrite registration site in order to receive these emails. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/1mXorNY

The following resources will also be available at the Veteran Resource Expo:

• Business Startup and Growth Services
• Signature Roundtable Discussions with Industry Experts
• Mentor Business Tables for Matchmaking with Small Businesses
• Federal, State and City Government Tables for Matchmaking
• Post-9/11 GI Bill Schools, Educations and Credential Counseling
• Pension and Disability Benefits Counseling from Veteran Organizations
• PTSD, TBI and Suicide Prevention Education
• Wide array of Veteran Service Organizations offering incredible services