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07-03-2007, 08:15 PM
Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you may know in the military. Thanks!

An exclusive program for our men and women in uniform

Recognizing that military service often means financial hardships for our men and women in uniform and their families, hundreds of independent business owners across the country have stepped up to help.

For military personnel or military spouses who would like to own their own business, a special program has been established.

The "Heroes Partnership Program" matches military families with independent business owners who have agreed to pay 100% of the start-up costs of a new home business on behalf of the military families. In addition, military families will be mentored on a personal basis by successful and experienced business owners.

The program was established to help military families supplement and/or replace military income. One roadblock for many military families who would like to have a part-time business at home, is often the cost of starting the business. Under the Partnership program, independent business owners pay those costs themselves (over $150 on average) for the military family, then personally mentor the families to achieving a financially successful business.

This program is open to all branches of the military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and reservists as well) and to military personnel, veterans, and military spouses. Special consideration is given to injured military personnel and widows of personnel.

For more information, please visit http://www.HeroesPartnershipProgram.com (http://www.heroespartnershipprogram.com/)

07-04-2007, 07:21 AM

With nearly a quarter of newly discharged veterans considering starting
their own businesses, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson praised a
new Small Business Administration venture to make business ownership easier
for all veterans.

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has unveiled a program called
"Patriot Express" that offers a wide variety of assistance to veterans
interested in setting up or expanding their own small businesses.

America's veterans are a great resource for the private sector. Assistance
under the new SBA program for veterans ranges from help writing a business
plan and managing a business, to obtaining financing and learning how to
export goods. Participants may also qualify for loans between 2.25 percent
and 4.75 percent over the prime interest rate.

Patriot Express is open to veterans, reservists and National Guard members,
current spouses of eligible personnel, the surviving spouses of service
members who die on active duty, or spouses of veterans who die from a
service-connected disability.

More information about the SBA program is available at
http://www.sba.gov/patriotexpress (javascript:ol%28http://www.sba.gov/patriotexpress%29;)