Re4ormed LLC

Introducing MyCORE 4 Vets…integrating payroll, benefits, HR, bookkeeping, and accounting services for veteran and military-spouse owned small businesses.

In partnership with MyCORE, a Maryland-based company founded and led by Nathan Bourne, Re4ormed is excited to launch the MyCORE 4 Vets line of professional services, affordably bundled for veteran and military-spouse owned businesses.

You’ve always wanted your employees to feel they are your number one priority.

Let’s get after it.

Raising capital is hard. Working together is the gouge.

Through veteran-owned Localvest, we’re excited to launch the 4ward Investor Group to support the ecosystem of veteran and military-spouse startups, non-profits, and real-estate deals. Bringing visibilty and matching capital to their projects, businesses, vision, and commitment, we’ll help them tell their stories and meet their fundraising goals.

4ward is open to any accredited investor to join at no cost. Through Re4ormed, veteran / military-spouse owned startups and businesses may list for 10% off the normal list fee. Veteran / military-spouse owned non-profit can list at no cost. Something about ‘one team, one fight’. And we just want to help you succeed.

Let us introduce you to 4ward’s first veteran-owned non-profits

Team Afghan Power (TAP) is working to provide solar power, internet, laptops, and educational programming to 300 students in rural Afghanistan, to allow them to compete with urban students for placement in higher education. TAP plans to build projects at schools in 6 provinces prior to seeking funding from donor agencies. They seek $12,000 to comlpete fundraising for their pilot project; each additional project will require $28,825.

Chow helps military veterans transition into the culinary industry by providing a Food Truck Training Program and opportunity to own and operate a food truck. These lucky veterans operate under the Chow franchise umbrella and are provided logistic and financial support. a food truck, menu, branding, supply chain support, food safety training, and much more.

And 4ward’s first veteran-owned startup

Family Proud is changing how our loved ones navigate hardship. Founded by two veterans, their team of Naval Academy, Stanford GSB, and Healthcare executives have walked in the shoes of caregivers and patients and knows there is a better way. They recently completed the Nex3 health accelerator and received a major contract from the U.S. Air Force which is the gateway to deploying Family Proud to thousands of veterans. They recently launched at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego and have made an immediate impact on care delivery for families.

PaymentLOCK and Re4ormed are excited to partner and launch PaymentLOCK 4Vets, the first integrated payments solution for veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs.

PaymentLOCK 4Vets is the most flexible, custom, and affordable cloud based payment platform on the market, and offers military grade encryption to let you sleep well at night. PaymentLOCK 4Vets is your all-in-one solution for both in-store retail transactions and online card-not-present web based payments.

To learn more about the savings it offers, and the improved customer experience it will bring, check out PaymentLOCK 4Vets at https://re4ormed.com/paymentlock4vets/.

Veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs: want to pitch your business, get some support, and give a little back? The monthly Annapolis All Call provides a forum for mutual support amongst veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs. Although focused on the Annapolis/DC/Baltimore ecosystem, this forum is open to all.

The next Annapolis All Call is scheduled for Thursday 16 July at 5pm ET. Please register for the Zoom meeting here and share this across your network of veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs, no matter where they are across the country.


WHEN: Thursday 16 July at 5pm ET

RSVP: Click here to register for the 5pm 16 July Annapolis All Call

HOSTS: Re4ormedLaunch! AnnapolisPatriot Boot CampMCVC Partners, and FounderTrac

New Grant – Unfinished Business – Hennessy is offering grants of $5-15K to provide immediate relief and long-term support to Black, Asian, and Latino small-business owners. Applicants must be US-based, have been in business for at least 2 years, have 50 or fewer employees and less than $3M revenue.

Empowered Women Empower Women – Spanx Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen communities, the foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving is making at least 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the impact of the crisis. https://www.globalgiving.org/redbackpackfund/

StreetShares Foundation Their grant program, the Veteran Small Business Award, provides a boost of sought-after financial support to help veterans who lack the financial means to start or grow their small businesses. Through the Veteran Small Business Award, the StreetShares Foundation is mobilizing military community entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, create jobs, and maximize their social impact on the military community. https://streetsharesfoundation.org/the-veteran-small-business-award

Nav’s Small Business Grant Up to $10,000 to take your business to the next level. Submit entries between July 1 and September 1 for your chance to win.https://www.nav.com/business-grant-contest/

The Urban Excellence Community Grant Caleb Brown Venture Capital and Consulting, LLC Project
http://calebbrownonline.com/Grant_Application.html

Halstead Annual Jewelry Grant Award Are you a jewelry artist? If so, submit your portfolio and business plan to Halstead for their annual jewelry grant award. In addition to funds, Halstead aims to help jewelry artists develop their business, their plan, and hit their goals.
https://grant.halsteadbead.com/

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) These programs are highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) with the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR and STTR enable small businesses to explore their technological potential and provide the incentive to profit from its commercialization.
https://www.sbir.gov/about

National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) GrantsThe NIFA is a federal agency within the USDA with a focus on leadership and funding programs. They offer grants throughout the year, which come with support and guidance. You can find their current grant offers and application requirements on grants.gov, but be mindful that many of their grants are offered to nonprofits or larger businesses
.https://nifa.usda.gov/grants

The Amber Grant Program The Amber Grant is a $500 grant awarded to qualifying female entrepreneurs each month. At the end of the year, monthly grant recipients will have the opportunity to win an additional $2,500 grant. Applications close the last day of each month
https://ambergrantsforwomen.com/get-an-amber-grant/

Open Meadows Foundation GrantsThe Open Meadows Foundation offers grants under $2,000 to projects designed and implemented by women for the community. Startups and small businesses are given priority. Grants are accepted during the winter and summer each year.
https://sites.google.com/site/openmeadowsfoundation/Appllication

This information courtesy of University of Mississippi’s Boots 2 Business Program. For More Information check out https://www.score.org/recovery/small-business-resilience

Re4ormed is proud to launch 4market in partnership with these veteran-entrepreneurs. Contact us to add your veteran or military-spouse owned business to our growing family!

The founder of Innovative Supplies is veteran 82nd Airborne paratrooper Nneka Brown. Her team manufactures high quality notebooks made of renewable materials in Columbus, Georgia. She employs disadvantaged high school students and provides training in filling orders, team work, online marketing, and customer relations. 

Founder and former Marine Barton O’Brien quit his Wall Street job to found BAYDOG, along with his cofounder Walter (his white Labrador Retriever). BAYDOG makes top quality dog accessories that look great, are highly functional, and fit the coastal lifestyle.  We highly recommend BAYDOG’s harnesses, and their new life jackets will keep your pup safe on the water!

Retired Naval Aviator and TOPGUN instructor Mark “Stuff” Stufflebeem currently flies with a major airline, and founded Anytime Logbooks to help other pilots further their aviation careers. His team understands the hiring process for airline, government, and corporate pilot positions, and they create a logbook product for your application process that provides confidence during the interview with the airlines.

The founder of Squadorn Nostalgia is former Navy P-3 Aviator Nate Rocklein. His team produces aircraft, ship, and submarine models, as well as wood-crafted plaques of various units, deployments, and memorials. Customization on request.

Veteran Enrepreneurs: Are you fundraising or thinking about it? Click here for some help.

Veteran Entrepreneurs – Fundraising for your business? PenFed Foundation wants to connect with you! Join them for an info session about the PenFed Foundation VEIP Investment Fund this Friday (6/24

Register at: https://lnkd.in/e4w8f6U

Veteran & military-spouse entrepreneurs, whether you’re in the DC/Baltimore/Annapolis area or beyond, please join this Thursday’s 5pm ET Annapolis All Call for some powerful virtual-networking and mutual-support.

The monthly Annapolis All Call provides a forum for mutual support amongst veteran and military-spouse entrepreneurs. Although focused on the Annapolis/DC/Baltimore ecosystem, this forum is open to all. This 4th All Call will consist of executive-pitch session for those interested in sharing their businesses and how our tribe can help them. Please keep your pitches limited to 1-minute and then share your biggest-needs…those you hope our community can help you with.

Register for the 11 June Annapolis All Call here:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUtcuyhqTkvGddVO5WCRdfRQOCHA24ulBHt

To improve the quality and amount of collaboration and networking, we’ll use the 11 June Annapolis All Call Google Sheet at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1zAsu_M4fCHdblNVOQbCvumFGCeFw9dYmJVhSJaGxd1o/edit?usp=sharing

Ahead of the All Call, if you wish to pitch your business, please sign up by entering your name in the first “free” tab labeled Person X and populating the information requested in the green cells in rows 1-6. We’ll use that sign up to flow from one pitcher to the next. Note the Chat #s that start in row 9 will be used as “chat-spaces” for those of us who wish to share info with you. This will ease collaboration and make it more enduring.

Would also ask all of you, whether you’re pitching or not, to enter your contact info and LinkedIn handle in the Contact List tab, which is the first tab.

Rules of engagement will be shared the morning of the event Thanks to our partners at Launch! Annapolis, Patriot Boot Camp, Founder Trac, and MCVC Partners.

Veterans ASCEND and Re4ormed are now partnered to help talented, job-seeking veterans of all ranks and backgrounds match with employers around the naton.

Veterans: some of us pay for the same service that Veterans ASCEND provides for free. Check it out…allow Veterans ASCEND to translate your talents into language employers speak, and match you to employers looking for you.

Employers and staffing companies: Veterans ASCEND draws veteran-candidates from a dozen veteran-support-organizations to enable you to match with and hire the veteran-talent you’re looking for. No placement fees, rapid results, simple process, low-cost monthy subscription…and your 2nd month free.

https://re4ormed.com/portfolio/veterans-ascend/

Re4ormed is excited to announce its partnership with VTC Veteran Tax Credits, a national company that partners with both the Veteran and employer to certify and leverage Veteran Tax Credits, part of the Work Opportunity Tax Credits (WOTC) program.

Through the partnership, both organizations will more effectively promote the benefits of hiring highly-skilled Veterans and support Veteran-owned businesses, while educating both Veterans and employers on the benefits available to them through the WOTC, which gives employers up to $9600 per Veteran hired to reinvest back into their business.

“Re4ormed is excited to partner with VTC to help deliver their unique service that empowers job-seeking veterans and brings value to the businesses that hire them.  We serve the ecosystem of veteran-owned and military-spouse owned businesses and are eager to build partnerships with like-minded businesses, like VTC, to deliver value back into that ecosystem” said Mark Mhley Founder and CEO of Re4ormed. 

“Veteran owned and military spouse owned businesses make a significant impact to our nation and the local economies they serve” said Craig Washburn, CEO, VTC Veteran Tax Credits. “We are so honored to partner with Re4ormed in its mission to serve these amazing companies with resources that allow them to grow and thrive.”

Let’s see how Re4ormed and VTC can enable your business to receive veteran-hiring tax credits and how you as a veteran can benefit.

About VTC Veteran Tax Credits 

VTC’s mission is to help both Veterans and employers leverage the Department of Labor’s Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. The program allows employers to benefit by selecting candidates from target groups, such as Veterans, disabled Veterans and other non-Veteran groups. Employers can earn up to $9600 per Veteran hired. Our team partners with both the Veteran and employer to connect, educate and create a successful outcome for all. In addition to the tax credit processing, VTC provides a way to source pre-certified Veterans. Over $1 billion in tax credits are dispersed each year by the WOTC program. 

Thursday All Call: Virtual Networking for Veteran & Military-Spouse Owned Small Business

Veteran and military-spouse owned businesses and their supporters in Anne Arundel County and surrounding regions are invited to join this first, bi-weekly virtual networking event to learn about and from each other, and provide mutual support during the pandemic recovery.

Thursday April 16th at 5pm ET

RSVP Required: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErce2qqT8uHNbD9M8WIBT4W8XGOSwUCCHY

This is the inaugural event of a community-led initiative that weaves together public and private resources from around the region, state, and nation to bring coherence and organization and create a robust, mutually-supportive network in our region. With this ‘sub-ecosystem’ in place, we aim to scale the framework to support the broader, regional civilian-entrepreneurial ecosystem, and offer a template for the state of Maryland to adopt.

Registrants will receive a follow up email on Wednesday evening with an agenda and ‘plan of attack” for the hour long session, so that we maximize the value of our hour together.

RSVP Required: 
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJErce2qqT8uHNbD9M8WIBT4W8XGOSwUCCHY