From Boots to Business: An Entrepreneurship Training Course for Veterans
Calling all veterans who ready to reboot for business. Here’s an entrepreneurship training course just for you.
Coming to Kansas City on August 8-9 as part of a 12-city tour, “Boots to Business: Reboot” introduces transitioning service members to small business ownership. The Boots to Business program is supported through U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)’s partnership with Syracuse University’s IVMF.
Led by representatives from SBA’s resource partners and industry experts from Syracuse University’s Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF), the two-day “Introduction to Entrepreneurship Class” will teach veterans:
- fundamentals of business ownership
- how to evaluate business concepts
- effective strategies for developing a business plan
In addition to connecting with local resource networks (like the partners in the KCSourceLink network), participants also have an opportunity to take advantage of the counseling and training offered by SBA’s resource partner network, which include Veteran Business Outreach Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and SCORE.
Why Boots to Business?
“We have a special obligation to serve those who served us so well: our veterans,” said SBA Administrator Maria Contreras Sweet.
Amed forces have a track record of producing outstanding leaders. Veterans own nearly 1 in 10 businesses that generate more than $1 trillion in sales a year.
The “Boots to Business: Reboot” events will kick off at the White House on July 11, and will conclude on August 25-26 during the American Legion National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.
The Boots to Business Tour
Know veterans in other climes? Below are the cities and dates for “Boots to Business: Reboot”:
July 11 – 12: Washington, D.C.
July 24 – 25: Dallas- Fort Worth, Texas
July 29 – 30: Miami, Fla.
July 31 – August 1: Chicago, Ill.
August 1 – 2: Philadelphia, Pa.
August 5 – 6: Boston, Mass.
August 6 – 7: Albuquerque, N.M.
August 8 – 9: Kansas City, Mo.
August 13 – 14: Detroit, Mich.
August 15 – 16: Los Angeles, Calif.
August 20 – 21: Seattle, Wash.
August 25 – 26: Charlotte, N.C.
For more information about “Boots to Business:Reboot”, visit the Boots to Business website at www.boots2businessreboot.org.
Each year SBA helps more than 200,000 veterans, service-disabled veterans and reservists start and grow their small businesses. To learn more about opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, visit www.sba.gov/vets.
Flicker image by DVIDSHUB, Sgt. Dakota Meyer, who received the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor, from President Barack Obama in Washington, Sept. 15, 2009, making him the first living Marine recipient since the Vietnam War.