Top Five SBA Resources for Veterans

Are you a veteran interested in starting your own business?

“These U.S. Small Business Administration resource partners have almost 1,500 locations across the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico to help veterans who want to start their own business or grow an existing business.  All partners can advise veterans on small business loans and provide training and support on a wide variety of challenges small business owners face, from access to capital to marketing.

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Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs) provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, support and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans who already own or are considering starting a small business.  For more information, visit: http://www.sba.gov/content/veterans-business-outreach-centers.

Women’s Business Centers

Women’s Business Centers (WBCs) are designed to assist women start and grow small businesses. WBCs operate with the mission to “level the playing field” for women entrepreneurs, who still face unique obstacles in the world of business.  WBCs offer comprehensive training and guidance on a variety of topics in many languages to help them start and grow their own businesses. For more information, visit: http://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/wbc

Small Business Development Centers

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) provide a vast array of technical assistance to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs. SBDCs foster local and regional economic development through job creation and retention. SBDC clients receive free, extensive, one-on-one, long-term professional business advising, low-cost training and other specialized services.  For more information, visit: http://www.sba.gov/content/small-business-development-centers-sbdcs

SCORE: Counselors to America’s Small Business

SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.  Volunteer business counselors, advisors and mentors provide free, confidential business counseling, free business tools, and inexpensive or free business workshops to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. For more information visit: www.score.org

SBA District Offices

SBA District offices offer one-on-one and group programs on a wide variety of business topics for aspiring and existing small business owners, as well as connections and referral to lenders. Ask to speak to a Veterans Business Development Officer (VBDO) or a staff member who is available to help you start, manage and grow a successful small business.”  For more information, visit: http://www.sba.gov/tools/local-assistance/districtoffices

 

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Looking to Work for a Nonprofit?

According to the Huffington Post, here are the top seven websites you should consider:

Encore.org is the most comprehensive site for anyone interested in starting an encore career. Its Job Listings page includes a link to Encore Career Finder, a service that “scours more than 5 million listings for encore-friendly jobs” and lets you search by field and location. You’ll also find links to other nonprofit job boards, plus helpful videos and articles about searching for nonprofit work.nonp

Idealist.org is a nonprofit clearinghouse. Its robust jobs board recently featured roughly 10,000 jobs as well as a database of nearly 80,000 nonprofits. The Idealist Volunteer Resource Center can clue you into places where you can lend a hand, albeit an unpaid one. Keep in mind: volunteering can sometimes lead to a paid nonprofit position.

Bridgespan Group runs the online Nonprofit Jobs Center, which now has about 350 positions. That includes paid part-time and full-time jobs, plus unpaid board of directors openings. Bridgespan also has excellent publications and tools for those interested in nonprofit leadership positions.

Commongood Careers is a search firm that places managers into nonprofit organizations. In the Find a Job part of the site, you can apply for positions its clients need to fill. For instance, Greenpeace recently listed openings for a grassroots director and a director of online strategy, both in either San Francisco or Washington, D.C.

The Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy. Buried on its site is the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest Jobs Board, which features openings at foundations and nonprofits. Recently, there were 743 listings in the database.

The NonProfit Times is the trade publication for nonprofit managers. Its website houses the NonProfit Job Career Center, where you can search by keyword, field, location, salary, level (entry, experienced or internship) and required education. This website is also an excellent place to keep up with news in the nonprofit world, including stories about who’s hiring and who’s laying off employees.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is the chief news source for the philanthropy world. Its Jobs page currently shows about 1,000 fundraising, executive, programming and administrative positions. You might want to peruse the site’s New to the Nonprofit World section — it’s filled with news and expert advice for people who don’t have a nonprofit background.

Getting the Most From These Sites

Once you determine which sites can be most helpful, sign up for their free e-newsletters and alerts. Connect with them on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, too. This way, you’ll hear about their latest job postings. Then, you can raise your chances of getting hired by being one of the first to apply.

 

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Camden County Job Fair–April, 30, 2014

Please bring two forms of ID, copies of your resume, and dress for success– there will be over 100 tables and employers at the job fair!

  • Wednesday April 30, 2014
  • 10:00 AM- 2:00 PMcamco
  • Collingswood Grand Ballroom
  • 315 White Horse Pike, Collingswood, NJ

Sponsored By:  Camden County Board of Freeholders
Event Contact:  Debra Sutherland
E-mail:  dsutherland@camdencounty.com
Phone:  (856) 968-4212

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Build Your Own Website

websiteHere’s a skill that looks good on any resume–the ability to build your own website. Take a look at this free online class from Harvard Extension School!

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Camden County Job Club for Veterans

TUESDAYS @ 1:30 PM – Camden Countyvetjob Job Club for Veterans Seeking Employment


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Location:
2600 Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Suite 102
Camden, NJ

Event Details:  The Veterans Job Club meets on Tuesdays @ 1:30 PM.
Friendly employers & veteran service organizations are encouraged to attend!

Contact Information:
Event Contact:  Darryl O’Hannon, Veterans Employment Services
E-mail:  TheVetRep@gmail.com
Phone:  (856) 614-3186

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Linux/Unix Tutorials

Hlinux-370x264ave you always wanted to learn about the Linux and Unix operating systems, or perhaps increase your knowledge to enhance your resume? Check out these great free tutorials!

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Learn New Skills for Better Employment Opportunities

officeMany jobs specify that experience with Microsoft Office Suite is desirable. Even if you are unfamiliar with these programs now, there are some excellent free tutorials available online which allow you to familiarize yourself with them. Learn some new skills and add them to your resume!

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