This Female, Native American, Service-Disabled Veteran Couldn’t Get Funding And Kept Getting Scammed. Here’s How She Built GC Green.
Tanya Klich / Forbes
ven though checking the box for 6 different minority groups would get her into a host of small business workshops, the female, disabled veteran with Native American and Latin roots couldn’t get funding for her clean energy upstart. She discovered a common practice among prime contractors is scamming veteran-owned small businesses by using their credentials to win contracts but then failing to share the business. Instead of taking them to court, she turned to networking and negotiating for survival.