If you are a veteran or spouse of a veteran that needs help starting a business, growing a business, or counseling the SBA has programs just for you. We support our military and hope this information will help.
If you try to secure a Patriot loan through your local bank and aren’t having much luck call or go to your local SBA office. For more information you can go to http://www.pfcfinance.wordpress.com and post a comment or question we will respond.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced the SBA’s Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative for veterans and members of the military community wanting to establish or expand small businesses.
Eligible military community members include:
Active-duty service members eligible for the military’s Transition Assistance Program
Reservists and National Guard members
Current spouses of any of the above
The widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability
The SBA and its resource partners are focusing additional efforts on counseling and training to augment this loan initiative.
Start with a Self Assessment
You’ve got an idea for a business. Now it’s time to evaluate if your dream of starting a business can be a reality. The Checklist for Starting a Business is a comprehensive tool designed to prepare you for self employment by analyzing your responses in key areas and providing a menu of supporting resources.
To learn more about the Patriot Express Initiative:
Patriot Express Loan Initiative
Resources to Help You Start, Grow and Succeed
Assisting Small Business Owners
Patriot Express Forms