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Starting Your Business As A Veteran

As a veteran,  you’re in a unique position to start a new business. The SBA and many other organizations recognize that military experience develops a lot of skills that translate well to running a business. You learn discipline, teamwork, and respect. You learn the importance of sticking to your commitments, and you learn strength.

All those things make you a much safer bet than a lot of other potential business owners. As a result, there are quite a few programs you can look towards as you seek funding for your new venture.

The SBA has a page dedicated specifically to funding options for both veterans and disabled veterans, and you can access it here.  Depending on where you’re located,  you may also be close enough to utilize a Veterans Business Outreach Center.

Know of any other good resources for veterans looking to start a business? Or, if you’re a veteran who started a business, do you have any good tips for a first timer?  Please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments!