The BizBuySell Small Business Community

  • Get Expert Advice

  •  • Find Local Service Professionals

  •  • Share Your Experiences

I am an Air Force veteran coming off of active duty and would like to start my own business...

Maybe part time maybe full time? Something to cut my teeth on, something lucrutive? Don't have a whole lot of startup cash, however could cash in some retirement funds? is that smart? Veteran assistance is probably out there? just need some good advice to get started, want to make enough money to pay the bills and give my family the things they deserve...

No User Photo

Answer This Question

max 5000 characters

Web Reference (optional)

e.g., ""

Review Community Guidelines

Help keep our Community clean and on topic. The BizBuySell Community is a place where you can discuss your questions, concerns and knowledge with others you can trust. It is not OK to use this forum to solicit others for personal or financial gain, illegal activities, or to rant about personal issues. Please review the full guidelines if you have any questions.

Submit Your Answer
Answers (10)
No User Photo
Ritch & Associates
Henderson County, NC

I am a veteran myself and would love to teach you how to buy and sell money. It is always in demand. I also do mergers and aquisitions. I would love to chat with you!

Feb 24, 2010
No User Photo

Joe check out Signal 88 Security.

Feb 18, 2010
No User Photo
Denver County, CO

Welcome home and thank you for your service! I'm a franchise advisor who works nationally with clients at NO cost to them. Franchises work very well for people with military backgrounds. You're experienced at following a system and display commitment and drive to be sucessful. Rather than jump on board with a franchise that sounds good, I recommend working with an advisor who will help you through the extensive research process. Together we determine your qualifications, goals and hopes, to narrow down the options from thousands to a handful of different models to concentrate on. Let me know if I can be of assistance to you. Thanks again for your service,
Diana Hutcherson

Jan 21, 2010
No User Photo
Muskegon County, MI

Hello Joe:

I am USAF, 1974-1978. Different times then, but I appreciate your commitment. I just posted this today.

Solid, long term business and we don't need your money.


Jan 21, 2010
No User Photo
Providence County, RI

Hi Joe. I don't know what kind of investment you have but you should check us out at we service restaurants, hotels, schools, nursing homes etc. basicly any business with a commercial kitchen, every 1 to 6 months and our services are mandated by law and enforced by fire marshals, health inspectors, building inspectors and insurance inspectors. We have all these people on our side pushing the businesses to use our services. This is a recession resistant business and very steady repeat business, You can start using our licenses and we will train you and your helper. We will guide you along the way.. contact me at 401-256-2918 or

Jan 20, 2010
No User Photo
Small Business Development Group, Inc.
Cumberland County, ME

Thank you for your service!!!
What branch of service?
Leave the retirement for retirement.
Drop me a line at roy@rysalisbury and I will see if I can give you some good and free advice.

Jan 20, 2010
Jon Holmquist
Edgemaster Model 400 sharpener
Marion County, OR

Thank you for the time you spent protecting me from the bad guys. Welcome back.
Just for fun check out my franchise opportunity, Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening. Might be right down your alley. We would like to work with veterans and will talk without obligation. Thanks, Jon at EMS.

Jan 6, 2010
Julie A. Barnes, CPA
Small Business Exchange, Inc.
Travis County, TX

Hi Joe,

What was your area of interest in the Air Force? As both the daughter and former wife of fighter pilots, I enjoy some familiarity with military life and appreciate the difference between an expert in logistics and personnel.

Obviously, you should lead with your trump card - your experience in the military should be used to its full advantage (unless you hated it). Where are you contemplating retirement? If it's Texas, please feel free to contact me. Also, I encourage you to visit my blog: for free advice about how to buy or sell a business.

Good Luck!
Julie A. Barnes, CPA
President, SBX, Inc.

Jan 6, 2010
No User Photo
Washoe County, NV

I work with a company based in Scottsdale, AZ specializing in personal and professional success training programs. I help people like yourself start their own full or part time businesses so they can eliminate what they don't want and get more of what they do want. Have you ever thought about doing something like that? Fill out the information so I can contact you again personally. OR

Jan 6, 2010
No User Photo
Lane County, OR

I have business on West with RE is $699,000 +65K inventory at cost. 220,000US Net Income

Can be run fully absentee.....if interested sned me an email.

Jan 4, 2010