This Independence Day Florida is honoring US soldiers by waiving some state fees for veteran entrepreneurs.
Starting this week the Department of Business and Profession Regulation is eliminating business licensing and application fees for any veteran honorably discharged during the past 24 months. DBPR Secretary Ken Lawson says the program could benefit thousands of returning soldiers.
“If you can create your own business and possible employ other people, that will help our economy, not only the state but this country and it will help these veterans by reaching out to our program and starting businesses. That helps serve this nation,” said Lawson.
The waivers could save veterans a hundred bucks or in some cases more than a thousand depending on the type of business license they’re seeking.