Has the SBA Failed Us?
I had my first run-in with with Small Business Administration three years ago. I was seeking financing for my first start-up and remembered being told by military career counselors that if I wanted to start a business, the SBA was there to help me.
Because I am a veteran, I was told that the Patriot Express program was a perfect way to fund my start-up costs and that the application process would be streamlined to help expedite my business plans. All I had to do was contact the SBA and they would get me going. I was motivated.