Over 15 years ago, veterans who had served their country found themselves struggling as self-employed business owners. Wanting to be independent, contributing citizens, they established the Elite Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) Network, a network of veterans serving as advocates for service-disabled veterans and veteran small businesses.
The Elite SDVOB Network is a national organization comprised of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses (SDVOBs) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). Its purpose is to assist veterans through the maze of paperwork, individuals, and agencies necessary for them to reach their goal of being a self-sufficient business. The Georgia Chapter, Southeast Region SDVOB has been established to increase opportunities for SDVOB/DVBE businesses in Georgia. The Elite SDVOB Network is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)19 organization, and headquartered are in San Diego, California.
All of the officers of the National Board and state chapters are non-paid volunteers. Every membership fee, corporate sponsorship and donation is dedicated to fulfilling our mission and objectives. We provide education, mentorship, and most importantly a political VOICE for the empowerment of all veteran small business owners. Our efforts target the equitable access of public sector contracting to VOB and SDVOB, one of the most challenging aspects of the veteran economic issue. The Network is committed to assist the public sector community in improving contract spending with SDVOB, empower disabled veteran business owners and most importantly we are about "Helping Other 'Vets' Help Themselves". Ultimately we are about solutions.
The Network is making a difference by bringing these issues to the forefront of the public's consciousness. We are constantly working to insure that SDVOB interests are protected; that the veteran community is informed on what the local, state and federal governments are doing for the veteran small business community.
Legislation & Business Support
Advocacy in terms of State and Federal Legislative Affairs will ensure that Veteran and Service Disabled Veteran earned rights are not left on the “ash bin of history”. As an advocacy group, we need to make our voices heard at both the State and Federal levels of the legislature. As it has been said , “One of the main problems in terms of veteran health care, unemployment, poverty, and the lack of business opportunity for veteran small business is that they do not fight for themselves. For now, veterans are the flavor of the month. If they don’t do it now, they never will.”
We need to make ensure that our issues remain at the forefront of our elected representatives. Do your part and add your voice to the chorus of advocacy. Become a member of the Elite SDVOB Network today!