About Us

[vc_row layout=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” parallax=”yes” parallax_sizing=”100%” css=”.vc_custom_1519275471450{padding-bottom: 30px !important;}”][vc_column css_animation=”fadeIn”][rev_slider_vc alias=”about-us”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row layout=”normal_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1514503859481{padding-top: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 45px !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1514426203611{background-color: #9e9e9e !important;}”][vc_tabs color=”grey” style=”style_3″][vc_tab title=”OUR VISION, MISSION, GUIDING PRINCIPLES & HISTORY” tab_id=”100f0276-1cbf-1″][vc_custom_heading text=” VISION” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” css=”.vc_custom_1548100335276{margin-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”To be the partner of choice for all US veterans, ensuring success in their business.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1548099389292{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”MISSION” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” css=”.vc_custom_1548100354211{margin-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”By providing advocacy, guidance, and resources to support veteran entrepreneurs in establishing, maintaining, and growing successful businesses.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1548099602114{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”GUIDING PRINCIPLES” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left” css=”.vc_custom_1548100365593{margin-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Sustainable
Scalable
Trustworthy
Innovative
Valuable
Resourceful” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1548099874766{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”WHY THE USVBA ” tab_id=”b6635749-fa53-4″][vc_custom_heading text=”We Empower Veterans” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854012359{padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”The USVBA is a vibrant organization that empowers, provides resources to, and works side-by-side with veterans to promote and support them in establishing, maintaining and growing viable business enterprises.

Our diverse, highly experienced veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA. Our contractors and staff are top notch, committed and passionate about managing the organization in a way that provides real value to our members. Thank you to each and everyone of you that are devoted to helping veteran owned businesses start, sustain or grow thereby providing purpose which helps the veteran, their family, the community and nation as a whole. Helping one another is an economic as well as moral imperative. We are a strong, tested, proven group that is anything but disabled.

We are twice as likely to be successful in business over other small businesses and we hire veterans at twice the rate. Our skills we learned while serving are tangible and that translates to reduced risk on the buyer’s end. We make up one out of every ten small businesses in this country and one out of every seven franchises yet we make up less than 1% of the population. Women veteran business owners are the fastest growing segment of any group. We contribute $6T in receipts and hire over 6B people. Our population is not shrinking-we are growing with over 2M veterans needing help in this space. Yes, in terms of population we are small but in terms of our contribution to the economy and this country-we are mighty!

We’re the longest running organization whose sole focus has been on Veterans entrepreneurship. Our experience has made us a model for other states. We believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854027581{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”We Help Veterans Reach Success” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854046005{padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”With the combination of a diverse, accomplished, and passionate Board of Directors and professional staff enables the U.S. Veteran Business Alliance to implement its vision of honoring service and empowering success, we believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.
Beside the standard information any new business owner needs, the Alliance provides experienced U.S. Veteran business owners to act as mentors and consultants to the prospective fellow Veteran entrepreneur.

The Alliance will also develop a market place for older Veterans to sell their established, successful business to younger Veterans, giving them a leg up in the challenge of business ownership while preserving all the assets created by the original owner.
Our diverse, highly experienced veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA. Our contractors and staff are top notch, committed and passionate about managing the organization in a way that provides real value to our members. Thank you to each and everyone of you that are devoted to helping veteran owned businesses start, sustain or grow thereby providing purpose which helps the veteran, their family, the community and nation as a whole. Helping one another is an economic as well as moral imperative. We are a strong, tested, proven group that is anything but disabled.

We’re the longest running organization whose sole focus has been on Veterans entrepreneurship. Our experience has made us a model for other states. We believe in the power of business innovation to help veterans achieve their full potential in life.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854059907{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”WHAT WE DO” tab_id=”1511883081345-2-7″][vc_custom_heading text=”We Connect USVBA Contractors with Government Agencies and Commercial Contractors Looking to Purchase Products and Services” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854246864{padding-left: 20px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Our History” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1514593734256{padding-top: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 45px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”The USVBA supports veterans through mentorship, advocation, education, and promoting and navigating the joys and pitfalls of business ownership. The USVBA does this through state-of-the-art technologies, experienced personnel, strategic events aimed at improving business skills and connecting the veteran business owner to new business opportunities, local chapters nationwide, fundraising, data capture, and strong membership support.

We help U.S. veterans certify their business for DVBE contracts and, through our efforts, have helped raise the number of DVBE contracts as high as 4%.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css=”.vc_custom_1512854217433{padding-right: 20px !important;padding-left: 20px !important;}”][/vc_tab][/vc_tabs][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row eq_height=”yes” content_placement=”top” css=”.vc_custom_1548100751295{padding-top: 20px !important;background-position: 0 0 !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”OUR HISTORY” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center” css=”.vc_custom_1548100882812{margin-bottom: 40px !important;}”][/vc_column][vc_column css_animation=”fadeInUp” width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3470″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][vc_column css_animation=”slideInRight” width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1511170838732{background-color: #ffffff !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”In 1989, with the leadership of Senator Ralph Dills and Mr. John Lopez, an active member for the Association of Disabled Veterans (“ASDV”) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (“VFW”), the California legislature determined that disabled veterans deserved special consideration on state contracts because they suffered permanent disabilities as a result of their service to our nation. This law offers veterans the opportunity to gain experience in business while sharing their expertise with the citizens of California.

The U.S. Veteran Business Alliance was formed in 1994 following the establishment of the DVBE Program. Its original mission was to assist California state agencies to meet the DVBE procurement goal, which is currently 3% annually. All California certified DVBEs (1,700+) are the constituency of the DBVA and are supported at minimal cost to the disabled veteran owners.

Annually, the State of California contracts billions of dollars for goods and services which helps California’s economy stay healthy, strong, and prosperous, and promotes business opportunities and participation for all of its citizenry.

Small businesses, including those owned and operated by veterans, are instrumental to the good health of the State’s economy and a major source of new jobs.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][vc_custom_heading text=”U.S. Veteran Business Alliance ” font_container=”tag:h3|font_size:54px|text_align:left|color:%23dd0000|line_height:1″ google_fonts=”font_family:Yellowtail%3Aregular|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal” css_animation=”none” css=”.vc_custom_1512167486278{padding-top: 50px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Honoring Service. Empowering Success.” font_container=”tag:h4|font_size:14px|text_align:left|color:%233f3b51″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” css=”.vc_custom_1511150394551{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1514484557736{padding-top: 45px !important;padding-bottom: 45px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Our Primary Focus” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:center|color:%23000000″ google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1514484670226{padding-bottom: 45px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Provide the Veteran with a sense of purpose and community igniting self-worth and economic growth ” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Connect procurement professionals to qualified disabled Veteran businesses” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Produce qualified, business-ready disabled Veteran owned companies” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Educate Veterans about VA disability ratings and disabled Veteran business certification benefits” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1514500558830{padding-bottom: 45px !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Reduce national social costs through self-employment and business ownership” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Assist Veterans to navigate the steps required for success ” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Make the legislative landscape more favorable for disabled Veteran owned enterprises” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_product_feature title=”Reduce barriers to entry” title_color=”#444444″ pf_pos=”center” icon_fontawesome=”fa fa-check-square” icon_color=”#1e73be”][/vc_product_feature][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1514483671535{background-color: #848484 !important;}”][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1514483650737{background-color: #848484 !important;}”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1514484813529{padding-top: 45px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1514484802014{padding-top: 45px !important;}”][vc_custom_heading text=”Why We’re Different” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:30|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][vc_empty_space][vc_custom_heading text=”Our diverse, highly experienced Veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the USVBA.” font_container=”tag:h2|font_size:20|text_align:center|color:%23ffffff” google_fonts=”font_family:Oswald%3A300%2Cregular%2C700|font_style:400%20regular%3A400%3Anormal”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”3929″ img_size=”large”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1514484381175{padding-top: 30px !important;padding-bottom: 30px !important;background-color: #848484 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1514480971784{background-color: #848484 !important;}”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_product_feature title=”Peer-peer Mentorship-We speak the same language and can be frank with one another in a way that is hard to duplicate. 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