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Veteran-Owned Businesses

If you are a veteran or a service disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer.

SBA Resources for Veterans

Financing for Veteran-Owned Businesses:

Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative
This initiative is for veterans and members of the military community who want to establish or expand a small business.
http://www.sba.gov/content/express-programs

Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan
This provides funds to eligible small businesses to meet operating expenses that can't be met due to an essential employee being called to active duty.
http://www.sba.gov/content/fact-sheet-about-u-s-small-business-administr...

Loans and Grants Search Tool
Many states and other organizations also provide loans to veterans.
http://www.sba.gov/content/search-business-loans-grants-and-financing

Small Business Assistance:
Operation Boots to Business: From Service to Startup
http://www.sba.gov/bootstobusiness

Veterans Business Outreach Centers
These provide entrepreneurial development services for veterans.
http://www.sba.gov/content/veterans-business-outreach-centers

Office of Veterans Business Development
This provides access to training, counseling and assistance.
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2985

National Veterans Business Development Conference & Expo
This annual conference focuses on veteran small businesses and federal procurement opportunities.
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2985

Business Resources for People with Disabilities
This offers information about starting, financing and running a small business aimed at disabled persons, including service-disabled veterans.
http://www.sba.gov/content/people-with-disabilities

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