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Loud and Clear Founder Pulling Together a Strong Coalition to Support Veterans & Families

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This Group Understands the Value of Teams – They All have a Proven History of  Making Stuff Happen!

Thank you for including VetCV in this important Kick-off meeting. Cristina Villarreal, founder of Loud and Clear, assembled an impressive coalition of professionals and organizations who all share a common mission of supporting the needs of our nation’s Veterans and their families. We at VetCV look forward to doing our part and working with such outstanding team members!

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Though this new initiative is still in the early stages of figuring out how participating organizations can all collaborate and bring resources to Veterans and families. This effort and model has the opportunity to reach communities across the country.

If your organization offers services Veterans and/or their families can use, or if you are hiring, we encourage you to email or call us at teamvetcv@vetcv.com, 850.441.2008, and we’ll get you connected to the network.

If you or someone you know need help now in finding a job, starting a business, or navigating VA services and benefits, your team at VetCV will connect you to the right people and resources if we can. Start by logging into your VetCV Vault, creating a new account, or email us at teamvetcv@vetcv.com.

VetCV Tips & News for Vetrepreneurship

Part of our mission is to support Veteran owned businesses with tools, resources, ideas, and tips they can use as they manage and build their businesses. We are starting with “News & Tips” like this blog post but will expand inside the VetCV Vault App into a dynamic resource library of tools and resources our Vetrepreneur VetCV Community can trust and count on.

The economy will roar back and VetCV will be there to help! If you have any ideas, interesting stories, or news your VetCV brothers and sisters can benefit from, let us know and we’ll get on it!

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Paycheck Protection Program Version 2.0 is Now Open, Timing to Submit is Critical – Do Not Wait

Vetrepreneurship News & Tips

Veteran owned businesses, call your banker now! You don’t want the money to run out before you get yours!

The $284 billion PPP2 refundable loan offering is now available for struggling small businesses, especially Veteran owned businesses.  Just as in the first round, most PPP2 loans use the same multiplier of 2.5 times a company’s average monthly payroll for 2019. This time there is also increased access to PPP for veteran, minority, underserved, and women-owned businesses. SBA has also expanded the ways you can use the funds. To be eligible you must:

  • Have 300 or fewer employees
  • Suffered at least a 25 percent drop in quarterly revenue in ANY quarter from 2020 relative to the same quarter in 2019
  • For those who received funds from the first PPP offering, eligible second-draw borrowers must have used or will use the full amount of their first PPP loan on or before the date on which the PPP Second Draw loan is disbursed
Calculating Your Revenue Loss

Calculating your revenue loss can be tricky so make sure your CPA and/or banker agree on the numbers. This time you may now use your 2020 payroll data as well, potentially maximizing your loan amount. Calculating revenue loss; pick ANY single quarter from 2020 where your gross revenue dropped at least 25 percent OR you can choose to annualize your numbers (compare your 2020 revenue from 2019 numbers). Though we believe these are the rules today, always triple check with the SBA (link below), your CPA, and your banker.

View the latest information from the SBA here for more information or here for Veteran specific information.

Even if you didn’t apply for a PPP loan for your business the first time, you really need look into it and to act now!

Use of Funds

The use of funds has been expanded a bit this time and now includes payroll costs, mortgage interest expense, rent, utilities, covered operations expenditures, covered property damage costs, covered supplier costs, and covered worker protection expenditures.

Expect Some Confusion & Clunkiness With the Rollout

Your banker will likely be overwhelmed with requests for information and help in processing applications but don’t take the chance of you falling through the cracks – CALL THEM! Expect a bit of chaos and confusion though as everyone tries to set up processes while making required adjustments and enhancements to their systems. The good news is that some borrowers using the same banker as their first PPP lender, may even see reduced paperwork requirements. Adding to the likely frenzy will be a lot of “elbowing” by everyone to make sure they get to the front of the line, be prepared to do a little of that yourself. As Veterans, that’s not a new concept though, go get some.

If your banker isn’t as responsive as you need them to be, give them a little room for understanding, but you may also be well served to try find another one to hedge your bets while you wait! Remember, one plan is no plan, make a back-up plan. You don’t want the money to run out before you get yours! Make sure you get on their radar, confirm they are indeed participating, and get your application submitted ASAP.

VetCV Tips & News for Vetrepreneurship

Part of our mission is to support Veteran owned businesses with tools, resources, ideas, and tips they can use as they manage and build their businesses. We are starting with “News & Tips” like this blog post but will expand inside the VetCV Vault App into a dynamic resource library of tools and resources our Vetrepreneur VetCV Community can trust and count on.

The economy will roar back and VetCV will be there to help! If you have any ideas, interesting stories, or news your VetCV brothers and sisters can benefit from, let us know and we’ll get on it. Let’s get going and take on 2021!

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2020 is Thankfully Behind Us, Let’s Crush 2021!

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Good Riddance to 2020! Now Let’s Take On 2021.

Good riddance, 2020 is behind us, the election is over, and now we “Adapt and Overcome” as we make 2021 a year of new prosperity for our friends, family, and America. We could all benefit from “Calm Seas and Fair Winds” for a few minutes, then Let’s Crush 2021!

This year VetCV we will continue to add new Vault App features asked for by members. We are working on the next two Vault modules in our development que for the first half of ’21. They are My Health and My Pets.

  • My Health: This feature will begin with being able to track your meds and immunizations. Additional My Healt pieces will be rolled out as they are built and tested.
  • My Pets: We are pretty excited about the My Pets module too. Probably because we know how important they are to so many of us. You’ll be able to quickly create a profile for all your pet family members, even track important information about them. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.

Our really big push for 2021 will also be on helping the VetCV community find “Great Jobs with Great Employers.” In addition to getting more employers to join as Top Patriot Employer Partners, we will be adding more vetted teaming Partners who offer a variety of services and resources you can use as search, interview, and secure your next job. If you know someone who’s hiring we’d love the referral, please send them our way.

Get Ready Now

Because we believe COVID will be under control as we approach summer (hopefully sooner), the economy will roar back! Therefore, employers will need outstanding talent like you, and we will be signing “Happy Days Are Here Again” before summer. Now is the time to make sure you are ready by having your Resume up to date and converted to “Civilian Speak.” The VetCV Vault helps you build your resume quickly and easily with the Resume Builder feature. Of course we also have links to Teaming Partners that help Veterans on a daily basis navigate your transition. 

If you have any ideas, interesting stories, or news your VetCV brothers and sisters can benefit from, let us know and we’ll get on it. Good riddance to 2020, let’s get going and take on 2021!

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Season Greetings & Giving!

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Happy Holidays from your VetCV team! 2020 has been quite a year for most of us

Giving someone a gift is truly rewarding and this year especially, might just be one of only a few things you can completely control and genuinely feel good about.

During the holidays there are many ways to help Active Duty service members, our Veterans, and their families through what sometimes can be difficult times. You can help by giving a little of your time, donate unopened new toys, simply giving a little cash to a worthy cause, or even just encourage someone to add a bit more fitness to their daily routine or share with them a few ideas on better nutrition. Here are a few ways you can make a difference this holiday season.

  • Help specific groups of veterans, such as disabled or injured veterans, homeless veterans, or veterans in need of employment
  • Health and Wellness ideas. Proper specific nutrition has been know to help PTSD and substance abuse. Check out the Wellness and Fitness section of the VetCV App to learn more
  • Contact local Veterans nonprofits or hospitals. Often there are Veterans who have no family or friends around and keep them company during the holidays. Most of these centers raise donations or can help by volunteering your time.
  • Donate your used car. Remember your first duty station? Having a car was liberating!
  • Pick up the phone, call local veteran organizations like the American Legion and ask how to help this holiday season.
  • Tell someone about VetCV and our mission to always support the needs of our member community.
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Veterans Day 2020

Thank You For Serving

This Veterans Day TeamVetCV & all of our Patriot Partners want to thank you for your service.

Show your thanks to those who serve, our Veterans, and the families who serve with them this Veterans Day. On behalf of Team VetCV, thank you for allowing us to serve you. 

Check Out The Newest Version of VetCVV2.0

We have been working hard over the last 18 months on the New Version 2.0 of the VetCV Vault App and are happy to report it’s launch in time for Veterans Day!

With this new version, we will be able to add and enhance Vault features much faster than before. You’ll see that we have 86’d features we initially thought were really cool but found that nobody ever used them so out they went.

There are a couple of features from the previous version we will be pushing up after this release though, we ran out of runway to hit our Veterans Day deadline. So stand by for those to be going live too, we’ll keep you posted!

Please keep your ideas coming as we continue our mission to support your needs.

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Season Greetings & Giving!

Happy Holidays from your VetCV team! Giving someone a gift is truly rewarding. During the holidays there are many ways to help Active Duty service members, our Veterans, and their families through what sometimes can be difficult times. You can help by giving a little of your time, donate unopened new toys, simply giving a little cash to a worthy cause, or even just encourage someone to add a bit more fitness to their daily routine or share with them a few ideas on better nutrition. Here are a few ways you can make a difference this holiday season.

  • Help specific groups of veterans, such as disabled or injured veterans, homeless veterans, or veterans in need of employment
  • Health and Wellness ideas. Proper specific nutrition has been know to help PTSD and substance abuse. Check out the Wellness and Fitness section of the VetCV App to learn more
  • Contact local Veterans nonprofits or hospitals. Often there are Veterans who have no family or friends around and keep them company during the holidays. Most of these centers raise donations or can help by volunteering your time.
  • Donate your used car. Remember your first duty station? Having a car was liberating!
  • Pick up the phone, call local veteran organizations like the American Legion and ask how to help this holiday season.

VetCV Updates, News, & Tips

This Veterans Day TeamVetCV and all of our Patriot Partners want to thank you for your service. Many of you have joined the ranks of our Patriot Partners in the last year and many of you have helped us make sure we focus on features of your Vault you need most. We are pretty good listeners around here. In the last couple of months we have been working on the design and architecture of the NextGen of VetCV. The new version will enable us to do things much faster which means more of your suggestions can be deployed and frankly, we can drop stuff that we see people really don’t care about. We’ll be keeping you posted on our progress but our current ETA for the new version to go live will be first or second quarter of 2020.

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Veterans Day 2019

Thank You For Serving
This Veterans Day TeamVetCV and all of our Patriot Partners want to thank you for your service. This morning I saw an email from USAA CEO Stuart Parker about writing a “V” on your hand and add the initials of a veteran you want to honor along with a couple of links you might use if you want to give back:

  1. donating a wish-list item to Operation Gratitude, which sends care packages to those who serve
  2. USAA’s HonorThroughAction Challenge

Show your thanks to those who serve, our Veterans, and the families who serve with them this Veterans Day. On behalf of Team VetCV, thank you for allowing us to serve you. Please keep your ideas coming as we continue our mission to support your needs.