Who's it for?
Veterans that are looking for opportunities to start a business but need the funds to do so.
What problem does it solve?
It can be difficult for people to get funding, let alone veterans. Without the funding for their business, it can be challenging for the veteran entrepreneur to gain traction
How does it help?
Although receiving funding can be challenging, veterans can obtain a loan from the Carolina Small Business that is designed for them to start their venture.
Jessica Harris is the owner of K9 Salute and 2016 winner of CSBDF’s 2015 Dream Big competition. Harris served in the Washington Army National Guard for twenty years as a Combat Medic before deciding to channel her patriotism, love of dogs, and caring nature into creating her own company, which uses a portion of its proceeds to support causes for protecting police K-9’s and providing veterans with service dogs. With the help of CSBDF, K9 Salute is successfully selling healthy dog treats, increasing awareness for K9 service dogs, and benefiting K9 and veteran charity organizations.