Resources for Veterans

SBA Patriot Express Loans
Patriot Express Loans are available to members of the military community up to $500,000 for startup, expansion, equipment, working capital, inventory, or real estate costs. The Western MA Small Business Administration (SBA) office can provide a list of Patriot Express lenders in Western Massachusetts. Eligible military community members include:
  • Veterans
  • Service-disable veterans
  • Active duty service members eligible for transition assistance
  • Reservists and National Guard members
  • Current spouses of any of the above
  • Widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service or of a service-connected disability
Springfield Branch Office
STCC Technology Park
One Federal St.
Building 101-R
Springfield, MA 01105
Ph: 413-785-0484

Veteran Business Outreach Center
In addition to the Western Massachusetts Small Business Administration regional office listed above, SBA has Veteran Business Outreach Centers which provide assistance in starting and growing a business.

Veteran Business Outreach Center
Louis Celli, Jr.
360 Merrimack St.
Building 9, Suite 209
Lawrence, MA 01843 
Ph: 617-938-3933
Fx: 617-507-7799

Training Courses
The Small Business Administration also offers free business counseling and online training courses