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
Here is their message to veterans:
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
To learn more about the Patriot Express Initiative: