In 2003 the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced a launch of a pilot program - the SBA Exchange - which was to be deam come true for Small Business; an electronic tool designed to facilitate small business procurement opportunities. The Small Business Administration's first problem was that - the SBA Exchange Program - WAS NOT FREE! The SBA Exchange was to charge each participating small business $1,500 per year, plus a 2% "transaction fee" assessed on the value of each contract the business was awarded. For that yearly $1,500 and the 2% " transaction fee", the business was to get exposure to federal buying authorities & large federal prime contractors, capability statement posting, and a centralized order management system. Of course, there were no guarantees a business would get a contract. For the next three years - the SBA Exchange - launch was delayed, delayed, and then it died on the vine. In 2006 the Small Business Administration abandoned - the SBA Exchange - without it ever being launched. The www.SDAV.org <http://www.sdav.org/> is an independent foundation (no connection with the federal government) - 100 percent dedicated to fostering the development, growth and success of Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned business. At a time when the Government has failed year after year to meet the Veteran's Set-Aside challenges, it seems worthwhile to examine the SDAV closely as a possible resource to help keep veteran owned business thriving. The Service Disabled American Veterans Foundation (SDAV) has been looking for innovative ways to assist veterans to transform themselves into thriving construction, supply and service delivery companies. The product of the SDAV three year search is a new initiative called the Veterans Business Network Project (www.VetBizNetwork.net <http://www.vetbiznetwork.net/> ). The VetBizNetwork is a streamlined tool that will help veteran owned and service disable owned businesses access acquisitions and sole source contracts under Public Law 108-183. The SDAV "Veterans Business Network Project" will allow agencies to find and award to Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned business. No more excuses, "we could not locate a SDVOB". Additionally, the SDAV "Veterans Business Network Project" offers Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned businesses a opportunity for a heads up by sharing Government Procurement Opportunities. The SDAV "Veterans Business Network Project" has a zero dollar entry cost and requires little or no technical expertise or equipment investment. It is an opportunity that every Veteran Owned and Service Disabled Veteran Owned business should visit by clicking www.SDAV.org <http://www.sdav.org/> and then selecting the VetBizNetwork option. I know you are busy but when you have the time please stop by and take a look at the SDAV "Veterans Business Network Project" (www.VetBizNetwork.net <http://www.vetbiznetwork.net/> ). Thank you in advance, John David Kolsun .