This Military Appreciation Month the SBA highlights our support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership.
The following are three ways you can take advantage of SBA resources to start, grow and expand your veteran-owned business:
1. Visit your VBOC – the Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD) is devoted to promoting veteran entrepreneurship. They oversee Veteran Business Outreach Centers (VBOC) across the country which offer free one-on-one business mentoring and business workshops.
2. Apply for the SBA Veterans Advantage Loan – Did you know about the SBA Veterans Advantage Loan program? This program offers guarantees on loans approved to businesses that are at least 51-percent owned by veterans or military spouses.
3. Sell to the government as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business – This program gives procuring agencies the authority to set aside contracts for exclusive competition among service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.
SBA Seattle District Office
2401 Fourth Ave., Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121