There are many business opportunities veterans and service disabled veterans can take on, including starting a veteran small business. Starting a veteran owned small business or service disabled veteran owned small business is a great way to create income and increase diversity and competition between businesses. Veteran owned businesses also increase veteran diversity in the workforce. For most veterans, opening a small business will require veteran small business loans, either through private lenders or through the Small Business Administration.
For many veteran small business owners, the process of starting a veteran owned small business or service disabled veteran owned small business can be confusing to say the least. Where do you start? What forms do you need? Where can you go for help? These are all commonly asked questions of prospective veteran owned businesses and service disabled veterans looking to get started on their new business. Building businesses from the ground up is an intimidating task, and for veterans hoping to start a small business, it can be even more difficult, considering veteran small business loans.
The Small Business Administration is the best place to find veteran small business loans that are affordable and accessible to veterans looking to start veteran owned businesses. The SBA offers business guides, information and resources to get a veteran small business or a service disabled veteran owned small business off the ground. You will find information specifically for service disabled veterans looking to learn more about service disabled veterans’ eligibility for business grants as well as information and resources for a veteran owned small business and other veteran businesses about the Patriot Express Loans being offered through the end of 2010. The SBA is a prime location to find forms and applications for veteran small business loans, as well as applications for veteran status of other veteran owned small business and service disabled veteran owned small business ventures.
If you are looking to start your own veteran small business, remember that you are not alone and opening veteran owned businesses does not have to be as intimidating as it seems. All businesses start somewhere and veteran owned businesses are no different.