Spotlight on NaVOBA

National Veteran Owned Business Association’s (NaVOBA) mission is to create corporate contracting opportunities for America’s Veteran’s and Service-Disabled Veteran’s Business Enterprises (VBEs/SDVBEs) through certification, advocacy, outreach, recognition and education.  Since 2007 NaVOBA has worked with more than 135 of the world’s largest corporations that engage with veteran-owned businesses.

NaVOBA is a 3rd party certifier of Veteran and Service-Disabled Veteran businesses. To be eligible for certification a veteran(s) or service-disabled veteran(s) MUST owned, operated and controlled at least 51% of the the business.

NaVOBA’s certification fee depends on a business’s gross annual sales. For sales under a million the fee is $350. On the max end ($50 million+ in sales) the fee is $2,000. A full fee schedule can be found HERE.

Beyond certification, NaVOBA offers it’s certified businesses networking and educational opportunities, along with access to their corporate sponsors who include: FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Hilton Worldwide, Northrop Grumman, AFLAC, Google and Pitney Bowes to name a few. A full listing can be found HERE.

This past February, NaVOBA participated in the first Veteran EDGE conference in Austin, TX — which was dedicated to veteran and military spouse business owners — providing them with the opportunity to network, learn about best practices, and available resources. In June, NaVOBA was in attendance at VETS2018 an entrepreneur training and business development symposium in Williamsburg, VA created by veterans for veterans and included a golf classic, educational breakout sessions, 1-on-1 matchmaking, and an exhibition hall. Also in June, in association with JPMorgan Chase & Co, NaVOBA hosted their Woman Veteran Business Enterprise of the Year Reception.

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