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VOBOhio is an Ohio-based Non-Profit Company. Our focus is putting more United States Veterans to work. We do that by helping companies that hire vets become more successful, and helping vets become more job-ready, through our Vetrepreneur Academy and Last-Mile Training; a Business Co-Operative; and Connected Services in the community.


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America’s Heroes at Work (AHAW) – VETS – Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) — U.S. Department of Labor

Here are some great tips for any company considering hiring VETERANS America’s Heroes at Work — Veterans Hiring Toolkit Interested in developing or enhancing a Veterans hiring initiative for your company but don’t know where to begin? This Toolkit can help. It is designed to assist and educate employers who have made the proactive decision […]

Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food – USDA

For years veteran’s, minorities and socially disadvantaged farmers have not been well informed about various opportunities provided through USDA programs.  There has never been a better time to plant your seed and start to grow your business.  Grants, Loans & SupportKnow Your Farmer, Know Your Food (KYF2) is helping communities scale up local and regional […]

Attention Veterans!  Are you looking to get your head in “The Cloud”?  Central State University and VOBOhio can get you there.  Start your flightpath with a certification class. How to Pass the Salesforce Admin Exam Using Trailhead

How to Pass the Salesforce Admin Exam Using TrailheadBY HECTOR PEREZ · JANUARY 17, 2016 (Credit and contributing material for this post goes to Adam Olshansky, Jayvin Arora and Nicole Alford – THANK YOU!) My Dreamforce 2015 was focused entirely around VetForce and supporting that great organization, so I did not have time catch a lot of Dreamforce sessions. When Dreamforce 2015 wrapped up last […]

How to update your resume

When was the last time you gave your resume an update?  Times are changing and it might be time to scrub the yourself up!   While researching a recent story on long-term IT careers, we talked to a guy who had been suddenly laid off, after decades of success at several large tech companies.When he shared […]

Ohio bill would give state boost to veteran entrepreneurs

Ohio bill would give state boost to veteran entrepreneurs BY Lisa Cornwell, The Associated Press 11:06 a.m. EDT May 25, 2015 http://www.militarytimes.com/story/veterans/2015/05/25/ohio-bill-would-give-state-boost-to-veteran-entrepreneurs/27911821/ CINCINNATI — Navy veteran Mike Nichols says veteran-owned businesses aren’t asking for handouts from the state, but they could use a little help leveling the playing field in competing with non-veterans who may […]

Aug meeting handouts

We had a solid turnout for Tom Norwalk of Miami Valley Marketing Group and Roxann Patrick of Designed Solutions Group. Both speakers brought handy dandy handouts with information about government buyers and their experience with getting a GSA schedule. I’ve scanned them, and OCR’d them and uploaded for the benefit of all VOBOhio members. Dayton […]

VOBOhio teaming meeting: 14 Feb 2008 CHANGE!

DUE TO HUGE NUMBER OF RESERVATIONS- we’ve had to MOVE the meeting to another building on the campus: Location: Learning Center, 1900 Founders Drive Dayton OH 45420 Campus map here (we’re in building E/H) in the “learning Center” http://www.theresearchpark.com/about/maps/campusmap.php Time: Noon to 2:00 PM Reservations Suggested Because of limited seating. Email response to the following: […]

Small Business Networking session on January 30, 2008

Walbridge Aldinger will be hosting a Small Business networking session on January 30, 2008, and invites all Small Business Subcontractors and Suppliers to attend. We encourage all Small Business concerns to stop by and learn about this project and how to work with the Walbridge Aldinger team. Hope Hotel & Convention Center – Phantom/Saber rooms […]

Welcome Robert Wagner to VOBOhio

Guys & Gals, We have a new member, Robert (Bob) Wanger of DwWitt, Michigan.  Bob is an Army NG Vet with 20+ years in the Guard. Bob does have a GSA Schedule and is very much interested in teaming up with members of VOBOhio.org where there are obvious fit. We have a Membership page for […]

Russell Stokes: The Future Of Manufacturing Talent

Training for Veterans Interested in Manufacturing Jobs   Russell Stokes: The Future Of Manufacturing Talent Tue, 10/29/2013 – 10:16am Russell Stokes, President and CEO, GE Transportation Get today’s manufacturing headlines and news – Sign up now! This veteran-led workforce will be vital in forging America’s future as a center of manufacturing excellence. Manufacturing is essential […]

Social Media is HUGE for small business….

What the heck is Pinterest?  Let VOB Ohio show you how this tool might work for your veteran owned business   Social Media is HugePosted on October 8, 2012 by Jena DycoThis Idea Could Push Your Business Even Further…Written by Brady Hoggard,Marketing Manager – ClientRunner Software, Inc.Today, there are so many options for Social Media that many […]

Veteran Gambled and Won in Starting Own Agency

Not one of our companies but it sure could be.  Vets are 45% more likely to start their own businesses.  VOB Ohio is ready to help.  Let’s get busy.   A recent study from the Small Business Administration suggests there is a strong correlation between self-employment and past military experience. Veterans are at least 45 […]

Celebrating Veterans and America’s 2.4 Million Veteran-Owned Small Businesses | SBA.gov

How can we help you grow your business… Each Veterans Day we honor veterans: those serving to protect us at home and abroad, and those who previously served.  America’s service members put themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedoms and safety here in the U.S. As a fellow veteran, I, too, understand the many […]

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