Since 2007 Serving the Women Veteran's Business Community

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General David Turner 
Veteran Owned Business

among other honorees receiving Veteran of Influence


Philadelphia Business 

Registration is filling up fast for the FREE ACCESS to this incredible venue, and we have extended the deadline for FREE REGISTRATION for a few more days!!! 

The premier platform for recognizing the most impactful leaders of the women veterans community in recent history and you don't want to miss this historical platform for learning about the great representation on every issue, in legislation and policy and the most signficant role of a major National Service Organization with an experience woman leader, First Sergeant Delphine Metcalf-Foster who is the DAV's newest COMMANDER - let us celebrate her with her peers; and Dr. Irene Trowell-Harris who set a new paradigm in transitional leadership as the first woman to lead the Center for Women Veterans in promoting a grassroots movement, for educating and empowering women veterans everywhere!!!!

REGISTRATION is open and we want you there!!!  
2017 Capitol Hill Women Veterans Networking and Honoring Program

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Chanel Bankston-Carter is the Director of Office of Small Business Development Utilization - please click here and learn about the important role of this federal agencies for helping businesses to succeed!


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JAY MCELROY provides platforms and opportunities for women veterans and veteran's at large!

You don't want to miss this!!!


Registration and event details are available  - Click here!


Moderated by Jay McElroy - Comcast
GOTV - STANDUP Inititive
The Comcast Business Center

KINGDOMWARE Technologies LLC wins landmark case in Supreme Court ruling on June 16th, 2016.

In an effort to encourage small businesses, Congress has mandated that federal agencies restrict competition for some federal contracts. The Small Business Act thus requires many federal agencies, including the Department of Veterans Affairs, to set aside contracts to be awarded to small businesses. The Act requires each agency to set “an annual goal that presents, for that agency, the maximum practicable opportunity” for contracting with small businesses, including those “small business concerns owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans.” 15 U. S. C. §644(g)(1)(B). And federal regulations set forth procedures for most agencies to “set aside” contracts for small businesses. See, e.g., 48 CFR §19.502–2(b) (2015). In 1999, Congress expanded small-business opportunities for veterans by passing the Veterans Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development Act, 113 Stat. 233. That Act established a 3% governmentwide contracting goal for contracting with service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. 15 U. S. C. §644(g)(1)(A)(ii). When the Federal Government continually fell behind in achieving these goals, Congress tried to correct the situation. Relevant here, Congress enacted the Veterans Benefits, Health Care, and Information Technology Act of 2006, §§502, 503, 120 Stat. 3431–3436 (codified, as amended, at 38 U. S. C. §§8127, 8128). That Act requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to set more specific annual goals that encourage contracting with veteran-owned and servicedisabled veteran-owned small businesses. §8127(a).  




S.O.A.R. Co-Founder Dr. Stephanie Foster is inspiring and motivating the VWISE Graduate Attendees during a 

breakfast showcase

Business Development Concepts for Dummies

Upcoming WEBinar on the 5 necessary steps to a good business plan and how to build the business foundation in 5 easy steps.

So what do you mean "build" a business?

Building, Developing and Growing a business have unique steps and processes that without understanding and knowing each level, could cause serious missteps and delays in your growth and revenue. 

How to save start-up and operation overhead cost?

How do I know?  Most businesses are not willing to share their pitfalls and failures, but they all miss the mark at some point!  

Must you know what a "cost/benefit analysis is?

What are the basis GAAP know-hows and to-dos?

What business structure should you start your business? Does it matter?  

How much operating cost do you need to start your business and does it matter?  

Let's get some real answers and set the record straight! Get on track for success and be the best entrepreneur you can be!!!

Please register to receive our updates on upcoming webinars and other announcements. 

NEW!  Coming soon UNITE US Custom software solution for managing our current member base and for streamlining our operational workflow. In addition, our organization will engage potential members while introducing current members to other individuals and resources within our local communities and international network.

What do we offer our clients?




Consultations - Technical Assistance - Information, Resources and Great Networking Opportunities

Our products

We provide federal contracting support to several NAICS codes for








and more

and more - we are a full service enterprise!!!

Women Veteran Entreprenuers are our focus for training, coaching and connecting with opportunities leading to revenue, networking and partnerships in the public, private and government sectors.  

Business development for start-ups are our primary focus for teaching women veterans about the many opportunities as a WOSB, SDVOB - what other classification do you need and why are they important - or, not important to your success!

How to overcome setbacks and missed opportunities!  

How not to be discouraged and why must we not GIVE UP on our dreams and hopes of becoming an entrepreneur!  What are the benefits and advantages for women veterans AT THIS TIME!

July 23rd, 2014 US Senate Small Business Committee afforded me the honor to meet Exec Dir. Sweet

Since 2008 Women Veterans Business Solutions LLC has been addressing women veterans in business.  Cathy  Santos, President and CEO established this platform in addition to her role on the Pennsylvania Governor's Commission for Women Veteran's and Veterans in Business from 2008-2010.  The opportunity to contribute to the policy and legislation that is now being addressed at every level of our government has been a successful and rewarding opportunity for all women veterans.

The 2009 Presidential Initiative to establish women veterans in business as a political agenda has been unwavering in the many opportunities provided to women veterans and the veteran's community as a whole.

WE ARE WATCHING - Bills introduced by Senators Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) address the VWISE program, as well other programs aimed at supporting veterans small business owners (both women and men).  If you would like to submit a letter of support for those bills on behalf of women veterans entrepreneurship for NEXT WEEK’S hearing, we would gladly accept it.    Below and attached include info on those bills. 


S. 2143, the Veterans Entrepreneurship Act, introduced by Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

S.2396, The Veteran Entrepreneurship and Training (VET) Opportunities Act of 2014 introduced by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR)

2007 Photograph with Ike Skelton and Joe Sestak who understood the importance of business for the economic stability of America's future.  

I am honored to have met and heard directly from both of these brilliant and compassionate legislators.

Former Congressman Joe Sestak hosted 5 Veteran's Business and Procurement Summits in the Philadelphia/Delaware Counties from 2006-2011.  

Governor Ed Rendell established the Women Veteran's and Disabled Veterans Commission for introducing policy and legislation relating to the ARRA and Stimulus Act for Pennsylvania Veteran's from 2008-2010.

Also photographed to the right is a Veteran's Procurement forums hosted by Robert Morris University and facilitated by Richard Portis, Elite Veterans.  

We are moving forward and aggressively addressivng the many platforms relative to the sustainabity and economic empowerment of women veterans in America.

Congratulations on your acceptance as an exhibitor for V-WISE's first-ever V-WISE National Business Expo!  

As a reminder, showcase set-up will occur from 9 - 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 1st 2014 in the Encino and Sabino rooms on the lobby level of the Westin Riverwalk.  We will have a registration desk set up at this time to allow for you to pick up your conference materials for the weekend.  

The showcase will run from 11 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Tables with tablecloths and two chairs will be supplied. Power is not available.  Free wireless is not available.  

Your potential customers/networking supports will be approaching you at your table, expo style, so make sure to bring snazzy, eye-catcing marketing to draw visitors to you!  You may use music; however, remember that we will have 30 vendors in one room, so we ask that you keep the volume low and content appropriate.  

As an exhibitor, your business will automatically receive a shout out in our V-WISE National Business Expo Booklet, to be released in digital form prior to the event and available in paper form onsite.

Please note that we do understand that for some of our exhibitors, an extra evening at the hotel may be required.  Unfortunately, V-WISE cannot cover the rate for an additional evening or guarantee availability so we ask that you please evaluate your travel needs and what is best for you and your company.  

Attendees are able to reserve extra rooms at a rate of $129/night plus tax on a first come first serve basis.  We ask that you coordinate an extension of your stay through the V-WISE program instead of contacting the hotel directly.  If you do need to arrive a day early to participate in the expo, please contact Kim Krula, Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

We look forward to your business showcase at National!