VEDI is unique because it provides a multi-prong approach that addresses the underserved entrepreneurial needs of Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses.
VEDI’s a la carte service offerings through program partners including Top Flight LLC and Healthcare & Energy Solutions Inc encompasses the missing links for VOBs/SDVOBs – actual contract opportunities following completion of VA programs; advocacy supports on the federal, state and local levels for both private and public sector resources; strategic alliance opportunities and specialized training supports that are tied to existing assignments.
Current veteran business programs provide a listing service with no guarantee of work or connections, general information that incorporates all business classifications and nebulous workshops that are most often inaccessible for the VOB/SDVOB owner who is the sole proprietor.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau over 80 percent of Veteran Owned Businesses are non-employer businesses, meaning there is one paid employee – the owner. VEDI’s primary goal is to reduce that percentage and increase the “hire factor” among VOBs/SDVOBs.
VEDI’s program partners represent corporate executives, Veteran entrepreneurs, minority and women entrepreneurs, development consultants, community advocates, government agency officials, veterans services advocates, health professionals and business trainers.
All VEDI program partners and organizational supporters have a vested interest in meeting the business development and expansion needs of VOBs/SDVOBs – simply, it is the right thing to do!
VEDI was established to shore up existing resources in a proactive show of support to take VOBs/SDVOBs to the next level.
THE TIME TO HELP OUR VETERAN OWNED BUSINESSES IS NOW.
VETERANS HIRE VETERANS – VEDI helps them to gain the connections and build the capacity to hire their comrades.
In addition to the New York base, VEDI has strategic satellites locations in: