Minnesota Veterans to Get Free Help Starting in Small Business

Boots to Business Reboot Class Coming to Central Minnesota in September
Release Date: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Release Number: 
Sarah Swenty, 612-370-2316

MINNEAPOLIS –The Small Business Administration (SBA) invites veterans in central Minnesota to a free entrepreneurship training course called Boots to Business Reboot (Reboot).  Reboot is a two-step training program that helps veterans learn what it takes and prepares them to dive into business ownership.


Boots to Business Reboot has been designed specifically for veterans and their spouses. In step one of Reboot, veterans will get an overview of business ownership and business plan development, a practical exercise in spotting opportunities and an introduction to available public and private resources.


The first step of Reboot will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, September 14 & 15, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Camp Ripley, Little Falls, 15000 Hwy 115, Minnesota, 56345. 


These classes have been filling up fast and early registration is highly suggested.  The two day session is free, but space is limited and registration is required.  Register at: http://boots2business.org/reboot/


Veterans who complete this two day course will then be eligible for step two: an eight-week online Foundations of Entrepreneurship course led by the Institute of Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.


Partnering with the SBA to present the Boots to Business Reboot program are SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, the Veterans Business Outreach Center and the Women’s Business Centers.


The Small Business Administration was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The Minnesota District Office provides SBA programs and services to the state of Minnesota. Working with our resource partners across the state, we help businesses start, grow and achieve success.