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SBA Offers Free ‘Boots to Business: Reboot’ Training

Entrepreneurial Workshops Available to All Veterans and Their Spouses
Release Date: 
Monday, May 22, 2017
Release Number: 
Robert Goza (610) 382-3084 |

EASTERN Pa.– The U.S. Small Business Administration is teaming up with local resource partners to offer a one-day entrepreneurial training class to veterans and military spouses looking to start or grow a business at PA CareerLink® in Allentown, June 2. The workshop covers various business topics including business plan writing, setting up a legal structure, and finding funding.  

"The SBA is excited ‎to support our veterans with an outstanding program that provides valuable insight and tools for veterans interested in owning their own businesses," said Michael Kane, Deputy Director, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District.

WHO: Representatives from U.S. Small Business Administration, Lehigh Valley SCORE, Lehigh University Small Business Development Center, and other business professionals

WHAT: One-Day “Boots to Business: Re-boot” workshop offered to veterans, service members, and their spouses covering various different aspects of how to open a veteran-owned small business.

WHEN:    June 2, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: PA CareerLink®  Lehigh Valley 555 Union Blvd Allentown, PA 18109


Boots to Business: Reboot is a one-day training program providing participants an overview of business ownership as a career vocation, an outline and knowledge of the components of a business plan, a practical exercise in opportunity recognition, and an introduction to available public and private resources.

This course is available to veterans of all eras, service members (including National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. This course is made possible by SBA and its partners who are skilled business advisors. Following the one-day training, participants are eligible to participant in an eight-week follow-on online “Foundations of Entrepreneurship” course. Upon completion of Boots to Business: Reboot, participants will have the tools and knowledge needed to launch their own businesses.

For more information and to register, participants should visit Direct all questions to Shannon Degiglio, SBA Veteran Business Development Officer, 610-382-3082.


To request interviews or photos, contact Shannon Degiglio, in the SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District Office, at 610-382-3082 or

All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact: Shannon Degiglio, 610-382-3082.