'Be the Boss' by The Royal British Legion
'Be the Boss' is a new scheme from The Royal British Legion that provides support and advice on running a small business successfully, for ex-Armed Forces Personnel.
If you've left the Armed Forces after October 2001 and recently set up a small business or are thinking of doing so, the Be the Boss scheme can help you make a success of your venture. The programme is also open to reservists who have been on active deployment since that date.
Providing tailored information, advice and guidance including how to write a business plan and manage your finances, the scheme also offers mentoring and financial support (up to £7,500 for business start-up and up to £30,000 for business expansion).
Be the Boss has been funded by a treasury grant from the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and is available throughout the UK.
Register your interest on the CivvyStreet website to see how you can benefit from this scheme or take a look at some of the other resources in the Related Information box below.