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News & Events


Due to the current COVID-19 concerns all in person events have been suspended until further notice. See Local Small Business Resources below.

Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneurship Program

Date/ Time: April 25th 9:00 AM CT – 12:30 PM CT

May 2nd 9:00 AM CT – 12:30 PM CT

Join us via zoom for two days of virtual training. The Military Entrepreneurship program is designed to train military spouses to create or expand a small business. Our program is designed with the flexibility of the military lifestyle in mind. This training will ensure their business are transferable in whatever situation they encounter; be that transition to a new post or the family leaving the service.

For more information and to register online visit:

Virtual Coffee House

Date/ Time: Monday and Friday 8:00 AM CT – 9:00AM CT

Grab your favorite mug and join the conversation with VBRC President Darcella Craven and some of the Midwest’s top business professionals. These bi-weekly informal chats cover a variety of topics from Servant Leadership, Business Finance and much more. 

For more information email

April SBA & Resource Partner Webinars

Weekly SCORE Live Webinars

  • Apr 2: A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing
  • Apr 7: Learn to Delegate and Truly Leverage Your Team for Success
  • Apr 14: 7 Behaviors that Put Entrepreneurs At Risk
  • Apr 21: How Volunteering Can Help Small Businesses Grow in Your Community
  • Apr 28: Increase Brand Awareness with Promotional Products and Retail Packaging

Register Online at

Note: All webinars are recorded here

NEBRASKA SBA Virtual Events

EEC: Recovering From COVID-19 – How Small Businesses Can Navigate Through Crisis

Date/ Time: April 6th 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT

Core Bank will present information on actions small business owners can take in a crisis, the importance of avoiding rash decisions, and updates on SBA and other disaster relief options.

Register Online:

NBDC PTAC: Government Contracting Certifications – HUBZone Program

Date/ Time: April 7th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CT

The HUBZone program is designed to help small businesses in located in areas of low median household income or high unemployment gain access to federal procurement opportunities. This workshop is co-presented with the Small Business Administration and will cover the requirements and steps to certification for businesses seeking to do business with the federal government.

Questions Call: (402) 554-6270

Register Online:

Nebraska Business Development Center PTAC: Marketing Your Business & Selling to the Gov Made Easy

Date/ Time: April 8th 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM CT

This workshop will tell you how to find the opportunities and market your business to the government.

Questions Call: Mary Graff, (402) 554-6254

Register Online:

NBDC: Government Contracting Webinar Series – Who Buys What You Sell: A Step-by-Step Process

Date/ Time: April 9th 10:00 AM- 11:15 AM CT

This webinar will be presented by Joshua Frank, the managing partner for RSM Federal. Mr. Frank is nationally recognized as one of the most dynamic, energetic, and though-provoking trainers in the government market. If you’ve never been to one of Mr. Frank’s training sessions, we highly recommend you register for this webinar.

Mr. Frank is a nationally recognized authority on government sales and business acceleration. The tactics and strategies in this webinar have helped small businesses win more than $2 Billion in government contracts.

Questions: Catherine Walsh (402) 554-6270

Register Online:


Local Small Business Resources

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Iowa Resources

Nebraska Resources




2018 Small Business Champions Congratulations

Iowa Small Business – Hooah! Veterans Smallbiz Champ Mike Olson Army

St. Louis Small Business – Hooah! Entrepreneur of the Year Tim Smith Army

Upcoming VBRC Events

Boots 2 Business Reboot:    Register here Choose your state and choose your desired location. Start times are 0800 unless otherwise indicated. Other areas of the country are listed as well.

Webinars – Click here to view our list of upcoming webinars that can help propel your small business to success.

Confidential Legal Services!


CEO Roundtable Application

The Center has an excellent team of small business owners, military Veterans that gather monthly to discuss business issues.  Click here to apply for membership.

Next Steps…

Are you ready to disrupt the system?

Do you have a business idea?  Are you ready to grow your already established Veteran business?

The first step is to Request Counseling so that we can assist you. We will take it from there.   Our counselors are skilled at getting you from point A to B.   Your unit has not left you!