Catching up with VOBs: E9 Construction

Monica Vasquez, owner of E9 Construction in Fort Worth, Texas, and Jonas Project Veteran Owned Business, has been hustling this past year to get established in her region. And she’s had some huge successes along the way! We had a chance to catch up with her recently to talk about what’s been going on. In late 2015, Monica scored her first six-figure contract, and was recently able to hire her first full time construction workers, who had previously been contractors. That’s a HUGE step in any entrepreneur’s business, actually having employees! Monica has been working with her Jonas Project mentor,...
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Mentor Series: What I learned

We talked with our head mentor at The Jonas Project, Elaine Mathews (also known as the Wrangler), about her experience as a mentor and what she’s learned. Here’s what she had to say… What I did not learn is that giving is a gift to the giver.  I always knew this.  However, working closely with TJP has reminded me that the size of this gift is immeasurable.  Volunteers don’t “give to get”.  We give to “give back”.  Unfortunately, just as nothing can equal the sacrifice many of our military men and women have made for us, nothing can equate to...
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January Highlights

January has drawn to an end and the first month of the year has kept us incredibly busy revamping some of our programs, forging partnerships with organizations that will provide more resources for our VOBs and making some changes around the office! Our office space is generously donated by one of our mentors, and she has just put in more desks for us as we continue to grow! Late last year, we brought on a Web Master, Oscar Ira, to help with our own website, but more importantly, he will be building websites for our VOBs! This is a great...
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2015: A Year In Review

We can’t believe it’s already been another year, and on December 28th, The Jonas Project turned four-years-old! We have had some major changes this year, along with big growth and big recognition. We wanted to recap the year for you so you can see where your money, your time and your support are going. We received 70 applications from Veterans interested in becoming entrepreneurs this year. Clearly people are learning about The Jonas Project and are realizing we are a great resource! We are currently working with eight Veteran Owned Businesses (VOBs). Two of them are currently launched and have...
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September update

We know it’s been a while since we last posted an update blog! The Jonas Project team is small but MIGHTY. But even the mighty get busy and run out of time to write blogs. So much has happened over the summer and now we want to catch you up. Not everything is a victory, but even in defeat we find opportunity to grow, learn and get better. Let’s recap: Here’s the awesome stuff: Our mentors continue to amaze us. We absolutely love these men and women. It seems they are working overtime for our VOBs and never stop coming...
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