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“Boots to Business - Reboots” Program to Offer All Veterans an Entrepreneurial Training Opportunity

Release Date: 
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Release Number: 
Catherine Gase, (313) 226-6075 ext. 223, catherine.gase@sba.gov

DETROIT - The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Michigan District Office is pleased to announce that “Boots to Business – Reboot” will be offered on August 13th through August 14th at the VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, in Livonia. This two day event is being offered at no charge to transitioning troops, all veterans, and their spouses

“Boots to Business: Reboot” is an entrepreneurial education program being offered to veterans by the SBA in partnership with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  The program will help veterans explore self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and developing a business plan. SBA resources and access to capital will also be discussed. Detroit is among 12 U.S. cities that will host the program this summer.

“This is a great opportunity for veterans and their spouses to fully explore their entrepreneurial potential,” said SBA Michigan District Director Gerald Moore.  “All of SBA’s resource partners support the program and stand ready to assist participants in starting a business, including VetBizCentral – an SBA Veteran Business Outreach Center, the Michigan Small Business Development Center, SCORE, and Women's Business Centers.” 

Participants can elect to further their study through an instructor guided eight-week online course led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.  SBA offers the existing Boots to Business program as an elective track within the Department of Defense Transition Assistance Program for separating military personnel.

In order to qualify, participants must have left the military under honorable conditions.  For more information and to register, visit www.boots2businessreboot.org.