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Old 02-25-2010, 10:39 AM
Location: Uncharted island
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I understand the military offers you lots of benefits, but had heard somewhere (which means that the claim is unsubstantiated and could be false) that the military helps veterans not only find jobs but help them start their own businesses as well. How many of you know if this is true? If, for example, a veteran is a fitness expert and wants to open a gym after his service, are there certain benefits that he/she can get from the military to help start the gym?
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:09 AM
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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There is a part of the Small Business Administration (SBA) which has an area, their web site is here: Office of Veterans Business Development (http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/ovbd/index.html - broken link)

I do not have any experience with it. I have a friend, who is a veteran, who started a business with the SBA. Initially he said it was a lot of paperwork etc, however about five years later he said they helped.

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Old 02-25-2010, 12:09 PM
Location: Hawaii
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The VA also has programs to help disabled vets with business start up.
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Old 02-25-2010, 04:23 PM
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SCORE offers assistance

Veteran Entrepreneurs | SCORE

The Marines also have a program called Marine For Life that offers assistance
Marine For Life
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