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Posted: 6:00 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013

Special help for military-owned businesses


  photo and The Clark Howard Show offer more advice for members of our nation's armed forces.

By Clark Howard

I am so grateful to the brave men and women who served in the U.S. military as we fought two wars last decade.

So often you come back, you leave the military and you get all the applause and congratulations…and that's it. Well, that's not enough.

There's now a special initiative that's been started to help veterans launch their own businesses. It's called the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative. There's money being set aside that will grow over time for vets to be able to start their own business through the traditional SBA loan program.

If that sounds like something for you, go to your local chapter of to see what's available.