The ad read "Are you a Veteran looking to start a business?" That was 2010 and today I am still advocating for all that the VBRC does for Veteran Small Businesses.
My personal story is that I started a service based business by attending their "Bootstrap" classes and received counseling. I managed that business for 6 years which led to my current role as a small business counselor.
The VBRC's dedication to the veteran community is overwhelming and I highly encourage any veteran to "not stand on the island of me" and ask for assistance with your business endeavors.
Best Kept Secret in St Louis
This organization is an asset to the community and to veterans at large. The services and networking they provide, under the extremely capable leadership of Darcella Craven is a source of pride for the St Louis community. The opportunity of the community to say thank you to our veterans by helping them suceed in business is an awesome one. Darcella has done a great job in developing programs and creating awareness to both veterans needing help and those wanting to help them.
Personally, I have participated in several programs where the objective was to teach erstwhile veteran business owners best business practices and financing.
She does a lot on a small budget and is very deserved of winning this award.
Review from Guidestar