By Maria Valdez Haubrich

photo soldierAre you a military veteran starting or running a business? Do you know a veteran who’s considering entrepreneurship? Be sure to check out these resources for veteran entrepreneurs.

SCORE’s website as well as its offices nationwide have programs and services specifically for members of the military community, including:

  • Directories of state programs and other resources for veterans
  • Links to business loan programs, including SBA Economic Injury Loans, Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Patriot Express Loan Initiative
  • Information about specific SCORE programs for veterans and links to SCORE’s free online and face-to-face mentoring, online workshops and eNewsletters

NaVOBA: the National Veteran Owned Business Association’s website features events and resources to help vets.

SBA Office of Veterans Business Development: Go here for updates  from the Small Business Administration on government help for veteran entrepreneurs.

The Veterans Corporation: Congress established TVC to help veterans seeking to become entrepreneurs. TVC assists with business planning, provides training and holds educational events.