Small Business Development

Business Services for Veterans

The mission of the Office of Veterans Business Development is to maximize the availability, applicability and usability of all administration small business programs for Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reserve Component Members, and their Dependents or Survivors.

Business Loan Opportunities

The service of veterans has done a tremendous amount for the United States — on our own soil and around the world. Many continue their contributions to the country by channeling their skills and leadership into entrepreneurial endeavors that help strengthen our economy.

SBA’s Express Loan Program will make it easier to get loans in the hands of veterans so they can succeed in their business ventures. SBA has set the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program, which supports loans of up to $350,000. Additionally through the end of the fiscal year, fees on all loans (and not just for veterans) $150,000 and under are set to zero.

These initiatives make the loans more affordable for the borrower, which is just another way SBA is looking to serve small business owners — and those veterans who have served us — as they look for ways to access capital.

One great feature of the Express Loan Program is that it has an accelerated turnaround time for SBA review. You’ll receive a response to your application within 36 hours. With a fast turnaround, streamlined process and easy-to-use line of credit, this program is SBA’s most popular loan delivery method – nearly 60 percent of all 7(a) loans over the past decade being authorized through the program. Since the program began, it has also been one of the most popular delivery methods for getting capital into the hands of veteran borrowers.

If you're interested in exploring loan options to get your business started, check out these loans that fall under Express Program standards at Our business loan checklist can also help prepare you for the application process, in addition to taking a look at the credit factors lenders will consider when you apply for an SBA-backed loan.

In the transition from military service to customer service, you’ll find great resources from Rose State College SBDC to help you find success. And if you’re looking for funding to get your business off the ground, these loan perks may make it possible to do just that.

Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses


SDVO Business Control


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