Starting Your Business

Taking the leap to start your own business can be indimidating.

The Small Business Administration has some useful informaiton for budding entrepreneurs.

BOSTON/NEW ENGLAND RESOURCES

SBA Boston District Office
10 Causeway Street Room 265 Boston, MA
Phone: 617-565-5590

District Director:
Robert H. Nelson

Veterans Business Outreach Center of New England
Coverage: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont
Address: 132 George M Cohan Blvd, 2nd Fl Providence, RI
Phone: 401- 427-6536

WHAT THE SBA CAN DO FOR YOU

The Boston SBA Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA’s many programs and services throughout the state.

Services Available

  • Small business loan and assistance programs
  • Special outreach efforts and initiatives to aid and inform small businesses
  • Financial assistance for new or existing businesses through guaranteed loans made by area bank and non-bank lenders
  • Business counseling and information about SBA guaranteed loans

 

TRAINING AND MENTOR RESOURCES

The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Program

15 locations throughout the U.S, offering business training, career counseling and mentoring.

Boots To Business

Through the Transition Assistance Programs (TAP) on most military bases, Boots to Business is an entrepreneurial training program offered to those in service before they transition out of the military. Operation Boots to offers courses in entrepreneurship and immersion courses to teach key concepts such as market research and business fundamentals.

American Corporate Partners (ACP) 

Organization that matches up “post 9/11 veterans” with corporate professionals for yearlong mentoring

to help transition veterans to civilian professional life.

ACP’s Women’s Veteran Mentoring Program

A division of ACP specifically focused on pairing female veterans with female business professionals, business leaders and entrepreneurs.

Veteran Entrepreneurial Resource & Training Network

A program designed to enhance and grow your existing business.

Tech and Sandbox: “MetroWest Innovation Hub”

V.E.T.: A Program for Military Entrepreneurs in Tech

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