If you are a woman or a member of a minority group, you are able to take advantage of many government programs to help start up and support your small business. These programs also include veterans who are disabled as a result of their service. Being designated as a woman-owned, minority-owned or service disabled veteran-owned business will help you be able to do business with other businesses more easily, as well as receive some forms of funding. The process to apply for this designation is lengthy though, so make sure you know all the facts before you get started.
This article was written by Gillian Kruse of Examiner.com for CBS Small Business Pulse.