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Now it’s our turn to be of service to you as you build, maintain or grow a successful Veteran-Owned Small Business.
We're providing this informational kit of the 5 articles below to help you:
Each of these online articles in our veterans kit is available for download or print as an individual pdf so you can save the article(s) most useful to you. Or, get a copy of all of them in one combined pdf by downloading the complete kit below.
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You’ve sacrificed so much serving your country – and now you’re ready to get home and start back to work. But where do you start? The checklists inside will help you transition right back into working for yourself, help you manage your business, and provide guidance on how to grow.
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You’re ready to open a small business, or grow the one you already have. This great opportunity takes patience, perseverance, and some extra cash. Follow the steps detailed in this article to improve your odds of getting the financing you need – and accessing resources that will help you plan for the future.
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Mike Durant is a retired Chief Warrant Officer 4, Black Hawk helicopter Master Aviator and recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal, Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart and POW Medal. He is also a past recipient of the National Veteran-Owned Business Association’s Vetrepreneur of the Year award. Mike offers his insights to help other veteran small business owners understand the key tactics for building a successful enterprise.
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Now more than ever, U.S. companies are motivated to work with a diverse range of suppliers, including veterans. While there are many factors that go into being evaluated for public and private sector contracts, here are three moves you can make right now to position yourself for new business.
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In this second installment from Mike Durant, he says there are six main reasons U.S. Special Operations are usually successful – and they also happen to be the building blocks for successful small businesses, too.
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Loan amounts from $20,000 up to $3,000,000
($100,000 maximum for PNC Small Business Loans or Small Business Line of Credit; $350,000 maximum for SBA Express Loans or Lines of Credit; and $500,000 for SBA Export Express Loans or Lines of Credit)
Apply online or in a PNC branch.
When you talk with a business banker about your loan, identify yourself as a veteran, and ask for promo code 117.
Cash flow is the lifeblood of your business, and we want you to make the most of it with unique and comprehensive cash flow management solutions like Cash Flow Insight® to help you get cash in faster, stay on top of payables and sync with your accounting software — automatically updating an overall view of your cash flow, so you can see where you are today and plan for your future with peace of mind.
We work hard to make banking and investing easy, to help customers achieve financial well-being. We believe our core values, including Respect, Integrity and Diversity, our customer-first approach, and our breadth of products, services and insight speak to the unique financial needs of service members and their families. You will experience this through online and mobile solutions, a dedicated operations center, and our branch locations.
The SBA has eliminated the upfront SBA guaranty fee on SBA Express Loans to veterans and those who qualify as a veteran* in the military community. For all SBA Express loans to qualified veteran-owned businesses, the upfront guaranty fee will be 0% up to the maximum loan amount of $350,000.
*To qualify, the business must be 51% or more owned and controlled by an individual(s) in one or more of the following groups: Veterans (other than dishonorably discharged), Service-Disabled Veterans, Active Duty Military service member participating in the military's Transition Assistance Program (TAP), Reservists and National Guard Members, Current spouses of any of the previously listed and widowed spouses of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability.
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Learn more about PNC SBA loans at pnc.com/sba »
Get More Veteran-Owned Business Resources for starting, growing and running your business from the SBA.gov website.
Find out more about PNC’s experts, values and priorities through interesting stories on timely and relevant topics such as finance and the economy, community involvement and banking innovation.
Veterans share insight into how military training and skills can help to successfully launch a small business.
Veterans have unique skills that allow them to launch and run successful businesses. These veterans teamed up with PNC and took advantage of veteran programs for small businesses.
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Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs (GAMSD) pairs veterans with service dogs.
Medical service dogs bring curative powers to veterans suffering from PTSD, traumatic brain injury, seizure disorders, mobility issues and more. It is an experience felt by many veterans who faced unimaginable circumstances while on active duty.
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Three military veterans left the U.S. Army to start a craft brewery.
How a veteran and his wife built a daycare business from the ground up
Focus and adaptability are among the values veterans bring to the workforce
PNC’s Supplier Diversity Program seeks to develop relationships with business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, operated and controlled by minorities, women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender, veterans, service disabled veterans, people with disabilities as well as small and disadvantaged business enterprises.
"At PNC, we concentrate our efforts on the intentional inclusion of diverse-owned business enterprises within our supplier sourcing processes. Our supplier diversity program helps us to remain competitive in the marketplace.”
Maureen B. Seskey
Director, Supplier Diversity & Sourcing Operations
We want to work with more businesses like yours. As a program participant, you will:
Barbara Corcoran is the Founder of Corcoran Group and the Chairman of Barbara Corcoran, Inc. Her credentials include straight D’s in high school and college and twenty jobs by the time she turned twenty-three. Over the next twenty-five years, she’d parlay a $1,000 loan from her boyfriend into a five-billion-dollar real estate business and one of the largest and best-known brands in the business.
Barbara is the real estate contributor for NBC’s TODAY Show where she comments weekly on trends in the real estate market, and is an investor/shark on ABC’s reality hit "Shark Tank".
As a speaker, Ms. Corcoran brings her frontline experience and infectious energy to each person in the audience. Motivational, inspirational, and sometimes outrageous, her tell-it-like-it-is attitude is a refreshing approach to success.
Let's talk about what your plans and needs are. Visit a local PNC Bank branch, or submit our Contact Form and we'll get in touch with you.
Insights and ideas to help you get the most out of your day and keep your business moving forward.
Running Your Business
Minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses are discovering new opportunities to compete through corporate supplier diversity programs.
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Growing Your Business
Learn how Angie turned her passion for popping popcorn into a thriving business.
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Manage Business Finances
Hear how other businesses have applied these insights to maximize their business in the new operational reality, and think through how to do the same.
47:35 min video
All loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval. Requires automatic deduction from a PNC business checking account. Offers may be extended, modified or discontinued at any time without notice.
Available for: Commercial Real Estate Purchase or Renovations; Leasehold Improvements; Business Expansion, Acquisition, Start-up, Partner-Buyout; Franchise Financing; Equipment or Inventory; Working Capital
To qualify for this offer, the business applicant must be at least 51% owned and controlled by an individual or individuals in one of the following groups: Veterans (other than dishonorably discharged); Service-Disabled Veterans; Active-duty military participating in the Transition Assistance Program (TAP); Reservists and National Guard members; Current spouse of any Veteran; Active Duty service member, or any Reservist or National Guard member; Widowed spouses of service members or veterans who died during service or as a result of service-related disabilities; all as evidenced by documentation acceptable to PNC Bank, National Association, in its discretion. Promo Code 117
A preferred interest rate that is 0.50% lower than our standard interest rates available on business term loans and lines of credit. Your actual rate will be based on a review of your credit application, the loan product you select and the loan amount, and will be set at time of approval. Other fees may apply. Offer not to be combined with other offers. Offer not available to tax free or tax reduced entities. Promo Code 117
$10,000 minimum loan amount in geographic locations deemed Low-to-Moderate Income.
Cash Flow Insight requires a PNC business checking account and enrollment in PNC Online Banking. For more information, visit pnc.com/cashflowinsight.
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