The folks over at Inuit put together a guide for military servicemembers and their families hoping to start a small business.
In this guide they cover:
- Business plans
- Paperwork & permits
- Finding financing
- Additional resources specifically for veterans and their families
- Tips for finding customers
- Hiring employees
- Tips for keeping the business going while you’re deployed
- Additional military-specific resources for starting a business
This guide is a great starting place for all aspiring entrepreneurs, and it’s particularly useful to have resources for veterans listed in one place.
There is no single, comprehensive source for every detail you need to know, but this is a great place to go to start getting organized. If you’re looking for advising specific to any of these topics, consider finding your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Their resources are no-cost to entrepreneurs, and their paid consultants bring excellent expertise to support your business development. Click here to sign up for the Alameda County SBDC’s services.
As always, if you have questions about the right funding for your business, give us a call. If we’re not the right fit, we’ll help you get connected to another organization. Mike McGrane is responsible for our veteran small business lending, and you can reach him at our inquiry line: 510.844.5632.
For more information about our work with veterans, visit www.veteranlaunch.org.