Veterans for American Business Development

Who We Are

Veterans for American Business Development (VABD) is a 501c3 created by military service veterans to serve transitioning military members through education and networking. Our team is 100% volunteer, all donations go directly to programs.

In the past we have supported start-up endeavors, connected employers with veterans, hosted networking and informational events and helped military units connect with their communities.

2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Marine Corps Reserve, our citizen warriors. VABD is working with the Reagan Library, USS Hornet and Snowbird Resorts, Utah on three events connecting our Marines and Sailors with local business and civic leaders.

These events are designed to highlight Marines looking their best, bringing our veterans closer to our communities. An example of one of the events we are supporting can be seen at

You can help create opportunites for veterans, we humbly ask you to consider making a tax deductible donation, Your support encourages veterans to connect more, building careers and developing business. All contributions will go directly toward Military support events.

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Process is not a virtue

On April 3, 2017, Posted by , In Resources, With Comments Off on Process is not a virtue

Times, they are-a-changin’, they always are. Your approach to leading plays a big role in determining how well your organization weathers the storms of change. There’s an old fable, the sun and the north wind were having an argument about who was stronger. To settle the argument they proposed a…

Command is theater

On March 18, 2017, Posted by , In Resources, With Comments Off on Command is theater

Command is theater. Now don’t read that wrong, I’m not suggesting that leaders should be out putting on a show of some kind. You must absolutely be real, people notice when you’re not. Command is theater because everyone is watching you, your supporters, your detractors, all of them. With knowledge…