What do you do? 

Established in 2015, Vets Chat Inc. is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization. Our mission is to improve the lives of veterans through better nutrition, networking opportunities and community building among those with similar experiences. We do this through The Vets Chat & Chew Program which is run both virtually and in-person.   We are based in Fort Lee, NJ but serve veterans nationwide.

What inspired you to start your business? 

We recognized the importance of nurtitional health in the healing process for veterans and that it was a gap often overlooked by professionals in the fields of medicine, psychiatry, and psychology.

What's special about your business? 

     We are the only organization within the military community that makes nutritional health of veterans a top priority in their healing process;  we serve both vetrans their faimiies

What have been the high and low points of being a business owner? 

     When I founded the organization, I had a co-founder has has since resigned. Doing it alone has been long, lonely and arduous but rewarding.  

What is your relationship with SCORE? 
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How SCORE helped. 

SCORE has helped us find grant writers and also provided support in finding a full time partner who was recently added to the organization.  

What advice would you give to someone thinking of starting a small business? 

Contact SCORE before you start your business.  Doing it alone is a long, lonely and arduous road.  If I knew about SCORE when I started Vets Chat Inc., we would be in a better place today.

What would you tell a fellow business owner about SCORE? 

          Contact SCORE before you start your business.  Going it alone is long, lonely and arduous road.  If we had worked with SCORE when we started, we would be in a better place today.

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