The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) can aid you in acquiring a loan for your business or equipment at lower interest rates, lower payments, and larger amounts of cash, that would otherwise not be available to you. The SBA also has partnered with many organizations that can assist you in developing a business plan to help you acquire a loan. The SBA has partnered with 16 different organizations that are designed to assist you in getting the knowledge and skills to run your own business, but for a little more structured program, please refer to the Boots to Business section below.
If you served in the military and drove a specialized vehicle, parts of the requirements to obtain your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) can be waived. This applies to all 50 States and Washington, D.C.
To see if you qualify, visit DOT.gov/Careers/Veterans/Commericial-Motor-Vehicle-Driver.
Boots to Business
It can be hard to start your own business when you never had any formal business education. Boots to Business offers a free intensive learning program to help give you the tools to succeed in having and maintaining your own business.
Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce has created a free, comprehensive guide for veterans looking to start a business.