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Federal Vet Buying Report Card by Alison Evans on June 21, 2012

“Federal Vet Buying Report Card” Which Federal Agencies Spend the Most With Veteran Owned Businesses? Federal law requires the government to spend 3 percent of its procurement budget with veteran owned businesses. This equals $15 billion.  Many departments knock the goal out of the park.  Some others have a little ways to go to hit the three percent.  The  scores are in.  Denali Commission and OSHA have the highest percentage for VOSB with the VA coming in the top ten, but with a much larger budget.  Highest percentage from SDVOSB is the VA with Federal Maritime Commission and FEMA coming … Read More

The History of the Veteran Business Movement on June 21, 2012

THE HISTORY OF THE VETERAN BUSINESS MOVEMENT 1979 Rep. Edward Koch (who would later gain fame as mayor of New York City) puts forth legislation stating that the Small Business Administration must show special consideration to veterans in all its programs. But this consideration is never truly defined. 1982 SBA defines the “special consideration” portion of the 1979 legislation, which results in the establishment of a direct-loan program for veterans. 1986 John Lopez and a group of veteran business owners decide to form a support group to create opportunities for VOBs and the Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV) is … Read More

BUY VETERAN! We mean it. Buy Veteran. on June 21, 2012

“BUY VETERAN!  We mean it.  Buy Veteran.” Support the troops buy from Veteran Owned Businesses! Just saying – it is a very good thing!   – Alison Evans www.betterdirect.com/shop 866-921-3858 ext 234   … Read More

What Are You Doing for Your Web Meetings? on June 19, 2012

“What are you doing for your web meetings?”   You can try IBM SmartCloud for free for 60 days and then it is only a few bucks a month per user to host meetings. Free trial at https://apps.lotuslive.com/manage/account/public/trial/showCreateTrialAccount?campaignCode=BP1865991958&bp=1 – Alison Evans www.beterdirect.com 866-921-3858 ext 234 … Read More

Lenovo Introduces ThinkStation E31 on DE Editors on June 19, 2012

Lenovo Introduces ThinkStation E31 Low-cost workstation built on Intel Xeon Processor E3. by DE Editors | Published May 23, 2012 Lenovo announced the Lenovo ThinkStation E31, an entry-level workstation for professionals requiring a powerful desktop workstation within a PC budget. Offered as a mini-tower or small form factor (SFF), both versions include choices of the latest Intel Xeon Processor E3 along with enhanced memory performance and graphics capabilities. The ThinkStation E31 tower and SFF feature the Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 v2 product family or third generation Intel Core i7 Processor. Users also benefit from the workstation … Read More

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