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VBS offers new “pre-feasibility” services for Chapter 31 Self-Employment Plans

Veterans Business Services (VBS), an Oregon Benefit Company, has announced today it will offer a new pre-feasibility service to assist VA Rehabilitation Counselors (VRC) to facilitate Self-Employment plans. VBS currently provides feasibility report services to validate business concepts proposed by Veterans pursuing the VA Chapter 31 Self-Employment Program. VA Vocational Rehabilitation services are available to qualifying Veterans with a service-connected disability rating of greater than 20%.

Under the new VBS service a VRC will be able to explore Self-Employment Program benchmarks with any VRC prior to ordering expensive and time-consuming feasibility studies.

A business concept, in addition to being considered feasible economically, must fit he Veteran’s entrepreneurial profile. A VRC must set goals and benchmarks that efficiently assess the likelihood of Self-Employment success.

— Jim Mingey, Founder of VBS,

VBS offers free consultations that will help Veterans decide whether the Chapter 31 Self-Employment benefits could be right for them. The VA Self-Employment approval process can be difficult for both the Veteran and the VRC. Veteran entrepreneurs must assess whether Chapter 31 can add value to their plan and the timing of the needed services. VBS offers no obligation consults to discuss and prioritize potential free small business resources that can enhance entrepreneurial ideas.

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