I have 8 years left intell I retire from the AF. My wife and I are planing on opening a small busnees, spacificly a hardwere store.  I have been doing some research and it looks like it will take at least a $250,000 loan to get started. what are some steps that i can take now to prepair for this? what are some things they will be looking for?  


@Boomer66, thank you for reaching out to us. Congratulations on your upcoming retirement, it is never too early to start planning. At this time USAA does not offer business loans, however I do recommend checking back with us periodically. You may want to start out by visiting www.sba.gov to see what assistance you may find in your local area to assist with your planning. If you have any additional questions please do not hesitate to reach out. Thank you. ~ Robyn.