A couple of years ago I was asked to be a part of the AICPA initiative with SCORE to be one of the CPAs from across the country that volunteers time to be a part of the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative. I’ve included a link to a press release regarding this program at the end of this blog. The exciting part for me is that I have the opportunity to connect with other veterans and help them with their small businesses and building their dreams. As a small business owner and a veteran, it’s an incredible way for me to help pay it forward.
This program allows veterans from across the country to access a database and find a CPA available to assist them. The assistance needed varies depending on the needs of the veteran and his or her small business. The type of advice sought after is dictated by the veteran which in part is what makes this initiative so helpful as it’s not limited to one particular facet of building or starting a business. It could be that the veteran wants to start his or her own business but is unsure of paperwork or it could be the veteran who needs to expand or utilize new software and has questions regarding that particular need or area.
If you are a veteran and are interested in utilizing this service, please feel free to contact me or to visit the database of CPAs involved in the program at www.aicpa.org/veterans. If you know of a veteran who could benefit from this free service, please share this information with them. It’s a great resource for veterans that they may not be aware of and that could benefit them greatly!