Small Business is our Business

In 2011 veterans made up 6% of all new entrepreneurs compared to 12% in 2000, according to the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by Veteran Status: 1996-2011.  Why the decline?   Forty-eight percent (48% ) of veterans leaving military service between 2004 and 2006 participated in the Montgomery GI Bill funding college/trade school education.     Although the SBA provides bank loan guarantees to veteran-owned businesses, that only goes so far. Traditional sources of funding continue to be extremely tight.  In 2013 the U.S. military will begin a program,  Boots to Business, an entrepreneurial program for outgoing service personnel.

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