As a national entity we aim to provide support in particular to the Service Disabled Veteran community such that disabled veterans from Vietnam to our current conflicts can become self-sufficient financially through entrepreneurship and as such achieve the true American Dream they deserve.
We believe that service disabled veterans can best raise our financial independence through entrepreneurship and company ownership and aim to achieve our mission through a number of specific initiatives.
Our diverse, highly experienced veteran-led organization is made up of volunteers working within committees, chapters, advisory board and the corporate advisory board along with the national board of directors who govern and shape the future of the DVBA.
The California’s DVBE Program came into being during the time period when “affirmative action” programs were being expanded by state government. As a result, the DVBE Program is frequently and incorrectly associated with government programs intended to rectify discrimination.
Affirmative action programs are intended to provide equal opportunity to all citizens, while the DVBE Program provides proper recognition to veterans who incurred permanent disabilities while in the service of their country.
More importantly, the DVBE Program’s design helps disabled veterans rehabilitate positively into the economic mainstream in order to build successful businesses and to contribute to California and our country as entrepreneurs.
For the disabled veteran seeking to begin or buy a business, the Alliance offers access to a network of the resources useful to the task of creating a start-up, buying an existing business, or participating in a franchise operation.
Beside the standard information any new business owner needs, the Alliance provides experienced disabled veteran business owners to act as mentors and consultants to the prospective fellow disabled veteran entrepreneur.
The Alliance will also develop a market place for older veterans to sell their established, successful business to younger veterans, giving them a leg up in the challenge of business ownership while preserving all the assets created by the original owner.
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Rene is currently the Executive Director for the DVBA. Rene is a certified management specialist with over 15 years’ experience as a contract negotiator. Through his experience with large law firms, the vision of providing government contracting consultation to businesses began.
Mr. Rene Cota is a USMC combat veteran. Mr. Cota served as an infantry platoon leader in Iraq. Rene is a certified management specialist with over 15 years’ experience as a contract negotiator. Through his experience with large law firms, the vision of providing government contracting consultation to businesses began.
He has managed major projects in federal, state and city government. His experience covers negotiations with government agencies and small to large business in the areas of contracting. He has testified as an expert in federal and state courts in the area of policy and statute compliance.
Rene began his firm as a DOD security contractor and quickly branched out to provide small business action plans for aerospace and large government contractors.
Rene recognized that his experience in the government contracting realm was directly relatable to any industry that had the need to obtain a government contract. Rene developed the firm to handle and provide service to any business looking to obtain contracts with the government and Utility agencies. CMG Alliance has clients within the security, Information Technology, construction, Accounting services and product manufacturing fields.
Mr. Cota develops small business programs and consults on numerous small business concerns for government agencies.
Rene has developed training and small business programs for PTAC (Riverside Ca.), PTAC (Los Angeles Ca.), Southern California Edison (VETS Program), LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority (DVBE Program, Mentor Protégé Program and Metro Academy) and the Department of Labor (Veterans Economic Outreach Program).
He has implemented and managed the program “Veteran entrepreneur.” He has consulted small business startups in the area of marketing, teaming and subcontracting.
Mr. Cota credits his success to the core value of a “Can Do Attitude” instilled in him during his Marine Corp career.
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Over 1 million recently discharged veterans go into business for themselves
40% of recently discharged (post gulf war) veterans are going into business for themselves as opposed to 10% during Vietnam era
2.4 million service disabled veterans are out there since the gulf war, 40% will go into business
We employ over 6 million US workers and contribute over $6 billion in annual receipts