A social lending website that allows investors to "bid" on loans to small businesses, often offers special promotions for veteran and military spouse entrepreneurs. The company, StreetShares, is currently offering a Commander's Call Veteran Business Award that will award $5,000 to a veteran- or military spouse-owned small business that best demonstrates a market need, product, or service competitiveness, and potential mass appeal. Business owners interested in participating in StreetShares only need to fill out a short application and then prepare a pitch for their business plans to present to investors for bidding. StreetShares' pool of investors includes retail and institutional investors. For more information, the American Legion website.