Veteran’s Advantage: Gratitude for Service
“The most difficult aspect of exiting my military career, was transitioning from ‘knowing’, without a doubt, that Uncle Sam had a plan for me, to ‘not knowing’ how I would make my way in the civilian world. When you know the military has the long-term plan covered, you can focus on the day to day goals. Short timers have to once again plan for their own future, and it can be frightening.”
We are dedicated to assisting veterans in the transition to entrepreneurship. By providing access to counseling, guidance, training and financing, we strive to help every veteran who seeks the challenge of becoming a small business owner.
This is a free service to all veterans and their families.
We can help with every aspect of buying an established, profitable business.
· Choosing a Business Type
Be it retail, restaurant, tourism, service or manufacturing, take the time to seriously consider what type of business you want to own. Remember, you will almost certainly spend most of your waking hours growing your business.
· Writing a Business Plan
The SBA has developed a step-by-step, guide to developing a business plan. You should have at least a five year plan, or longer. A business plan will help you not only give you focus by organizing your thoughts, but a well written business plan is an essential tool for obtaining financing.
· Finding the Right Business
As members of the world’s largest network of business brokers, we have access to tens of thousands of businesses for sale, motivated business owners who for personal reasons need to turn over the reins of their successful business to a new owner. Let us help you find the right business for you, based on YOUR needs…
· business type
· amount of profit you need
· amount you can invest
· the number of hours you want to work each week
Navigating all the sources of financing for veterans, and the myriad of requirements of each source, can be a challenge even for the experienced business owner. Let our experienced, licensed business brokers guide you through the options, sources and requirements.
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to build on its successful programs for America’s military veterans, helping tens of thousands of veterans each year with small business financing, comprehensive business training and counseling and access to federal contracts. Let us guide you through the process.
Said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “When you consider the leadership and management skills our veterans develop while on active and reserve duty, it’s no wonder we see so many of them choose the path of small business ownership.”
According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau veterans are successful small business owners. Nearly one in 10 small businesses nationwide are veteran-owned. We can help you own your own successful business.
In FY 2012, SBA backed more than 3,200 loans supporting nearly $2.1 billion in financing to more than 2,800 Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs)
Contact us today and let us show you how easy it is to own your own business.
For free, confidential assistance for veterans contact: Veterans@bbFlorida.com