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Robinson Consulting Group receives Veteran Institute for Procurement START Certification

Accelerated in‐residence educational training program completion starts off a great FY20 cycle!


Camp Springs, MD, 10/24/19; Robinson Consulting Group, LLC recently completed the Veteran Institute Procurement (VIP) START Program, a comprehensive training and certification program designed for veteran owned businesses that want to enter or expand their business growth into the federal marketplace through best business practices.


On October 24, 2019, Robinson Consulting Group, LLC was one of 48 businesses from 18 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to graduate from the Veteran Institute for Procurement (VIP) START Program.


"VIP START equipped our company with the necessary tools providing a foundation to creating a long-lasting company." said Uri Robinson, Vice President of Robinson Consulting Group, LLC. "The sheer amount of information that they were able to provide in three days completely exceeded my expectations."

The first program of its kind in the nation, VIP START is conducted by professional subject-matter specialists in the essentials necessary to win government contracts: law, accounting, insurance, human resources, marketing and proposals. The curriculum is designed to help companies accelerate the rate at becoming procurement ready. The program also provides participants with access to Federal and prime contracting executives along with a national network of veteran-owned small businesses that they can team with on opportunities or serve as mentors.


"We are honored to give back to the men and women who served our country by providing them with the tools necessary to succeed as government contractors." said Barbara Ashe, President of the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation. “We hope this training fosters their success as businesses and employers.”


VIP START is a three-day, 27-hour comprehensive certification program. Participants must be a C-level executive in a Veteran-owned small business operating for at least 1 year with one year of revenue generation; must be a W-2 in their company, or full time employee, and spend 100% of their time in their business; and a small business. With volunteer instructors and at no cost to participants, VIP START is fully funded by the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation, partners, and VIP sponsors.


For information: Uri Robinson, 240-303-2863, uri.robinson@robinsoncg.net

For information on VIP: Barbara Ashe, 301-738-0015 x215; bashe@mcccmd.com

For additional information, please visit www.NationalVip.org or the Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation.

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