January 27th, 2008 08:03 EST
Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative for Veterans
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
Lender List and PE Forms
Video: Administrator Preston Announces New Pilot Initiative Part1 Part2
Patriot Express PSA