Southwest Veterans Business Resource Center

Rating: 4.91 stars   22 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: P.O. Box 1025 Fallbrook CA 92088 USA

Mission: Provide a business center for veterans and all military members to access at no cost to use equipment, software, and hardware necessary for a veteran to establish or improve a viable enterprise. The center will include, but is not limited to, business machines such as copiers and printing equipment so that business plans, applications, all necessary areas of startup and/or rehabilitation, including conferencing and marketing, will be available for the veteran. To mentor and provide resources for veteran business owners who want to rehabilitate their existing business. Recruit, Retrain, Retain, Track and Transition veterans from cradle to grave.
Results: Registered in 12 states and our online community continues to grow
Target demographics: National of all ages!
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 200
Geographic areas served: national
Programs: Mentoring, training, job placement and 14 Level Reintegration program providing stipends up to $2,080. Access to centers with full service such as internet access, phone, fax and copier

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a former naval officer and arrogantly felt I "knew it all" when it came to military benefits etc. However, I could not have been more wrong. My association with the SWVBRC was not only enjoyable, but I now enjoy thousands of dollars in military benefits that I did not know existed for me. The difference this has made in my family's financial situation is beyond words. My special thanks to Albert Renteria who was instrumental and key in plugging me in to a very convoluted network of well-meaning but highly bureaucratic organizations. It was only by him running this gauntlet and interference for me that I was able have been successful in the end. My deepest thanks and appreciation for all the good work he, the SWVBRC and the ARRC does for us veterans!!

All the best,
Steve Wilson

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would recommend highly that the above organizations be better funded through governmental grants to spread their influence and subject-matter expertise even further.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This company does such great work and helps so many veterans. If we had more foundations and business's that thought of others first instead of themselves first America would be a better country. Without our service men and women we wouldn't have this country and I think standing with and for the veterans is the least that the Americans can do for what they have done and sacrificed for us.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Marine Corp Veteran the SWVBRC has helped me get some of the benefits I am entitled to. The organization gave me the information I needed to get and apply for my benefits. The center has helped me plan for my future as well as open up many different doors to help secure the future I want. I am so grateful for what the center has done for me that I now volunteer there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do nothing except to expand the project at a grand scale in order to afford the opportunity for all communities and Veterans to be a part of this great organization.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful organization that helps Service Disabled Veterans Own Small Businesses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none at this time

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 4 stars  

I had questions about what the Resource Center did to help veterans. I spoke to a very nice man who answered many of my questions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no changes that I am aware of.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

No

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a volunteer for the SWVBRC, I've been one of many Veterans who have enjoyed the many uncovered treasures made available to the Veteran community. Just a few weeks ago, I was awarded a grant to get a few good technical certifications. The SWVBRC is a great place for the community to connect with resource providers.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Pay all the volunteers.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Wonderful opportunities for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Having know Albert Renteria since age 12, I am not at all surprised by the wonderful accomplishments he has made through Southwest Veterans Business Center. His passion for and desire to improve the lives of our military heroes draws in some of the most loving and passionate volunteers imaginable - people who truly care and want to make a difference in the lives of our veterans.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Very inclusive of volunteers needs as they are of those who they serve

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As the founder, Chairman and CEO, I have had the honor to meet thousands of Americans and many of which have served. It is their efforts that have fueled me and inspired to give all that I can afford. Do visit us at www.WhereCommuitiesServeVeterans.org to see all that the communities do to serve our Veterans.

Albert R. Renteria, Chief Warrant Officer-4, US Marines Retired

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

enlist more community members to serve more Veterans!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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