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Are you a Veteran-owned small business struggling to navigate the complexities of commercial contracting? VIP COMMERCIAL training bridges the gap, equipping you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies to enter or scale in the private sector.

The program format leverages hands-on workshops and the sharing of sector-specific tactics to help Veteran entrepreneurs diversify and grow their businesses. By diving into real-world strategies and best business practices, the program will accelerate your path to growth while reducing risk. With VIP COMMERCIAL, you'll gain the practical knowledge and skills needed for success in the commercial sector.

  • Corporations spend 58% of their revenue on contracts with suppliers.

  • 85% of Fortune 500 have supplier diversity initiatives.

Large companies recognize the importance and impact of collaborating with an agile and resilient supplier base. Still, they have work to do to improve their utilization of small and diverse companies. VIP COMMERCIAL training aims to prepare Veteran-owned small businesses with the know-how to effectively compete and deliver on procurement opportunities in the private sector.

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VIP COMMERCIAL includes a full-day forum Powered by NaVOBA, that will provide valuable networking opportunities to build new business relationships.

How We Accelerate Success

Over four days of instruction from industry experts, discover how you can propel your business to new heights.

You will explore industry insights, the latest trends and proven strategies, to succeed in the commercial market.

How we help Veteran-owned small businesses

Sector Specific Topics

  • Business infrastructure and operations

  • Effective compliance and governance

  • Strategic growth strategies

  • Marketing to the Fortune 1000

Eligibility Requirements

Owner, principal or C-level executive of a for-profit Veteran-owned small business

The company has been in business for at least 3 years

The company has $3M+ in annual revenue

Sample Curriculum

Business Processes

Financial Strategies




Growth Strategies

Supplier Diversity

Business Development

Attendance Requirements

Full Attendance is required to graduate from a session. If a participant misses more than 3 hours, their enrollment in the session will be terminated and they will be charged the cancellation fee.

Cancellation Policy

Upon acceptance into the VIP Program participants must provide a credit card to secure their spot. VIP participants will not be charged for services outlined above. The credit card will only be used if the VIP participant cancels their participation in the program after the date that is noted in their acceptance email. Cancellations must be received in writing. The cancellation charge is $1,000.

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