Boots to Business Reboot

Veterans have the character, discipline and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs. But how to transition from the world of military service to that of business?

Boots to BusinessEnter Boots to Business Reboot.

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step training program that provides participants an overview of business ownership; an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan; practical exercises in recognizing then seizing opportunity; and an introduction to public and private resources.

Step one is an introduction to entrepreneurship course, eligible to all veterans or service members including National Guard and Reserves and their spouses. This course is taught by U.S. Small Business Administration personnel and other skilled business advisors.

Step two is an eight-week online foundation of entrepreneurship course taught by professors and practitioners, led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.

The next Boots to Business Reboot sessions will be Oct. 27 in Hannibal, Nov. 2 in Springfield and Nov. 3 in Kansas City.

Boots to Business Reboot is a continuation of the successful Boots to Business entrepreneurial education and training program originally launched by the Marine Corps in 2012 and offered by the SBA in 2013 as a training track within the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program. Boots to Business and the reboot leads transitioning service members through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and provides the foundational knowledge to develop a sound business plan.

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