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SBA Offers One-Day Boots to Business Entrepreneurship Training

Release Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Release Number: 
20200123-001
Advisory Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Contact: 
sonia.smith@sba.gov

King of Prussia, Pa.– The U.S. Small Business Administration Eastern Pennsylvania District Office presents a “Boots to Business Reboot Workshop” Entrepreneurship Training Program for veterans and their spouses. The day-long workshop will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 28 at SBA's office in King of Prussia, Pa. Attendees will hear presentations from SBA partners skilled in veteran entrepreneurship, including Temple University Small Business Development Center, and will have the opportunity to speak with a local veteran-owned business. 

What: Boots to Business Reboot Workshop Entrepreneurship Training Program

Where: SBA District Office, 660 American Ave., Ste. 301, King of Prussia, PA

When: Tuesday, Jan. 28

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Cost: No-cost workshop. Pre-registration requested at https://sbavets.force.com/s/

“As a veteran and current Reservist, it is evident that veterans have the character, discipline, and skills needed to succeed as small business owners and entrepreneurs,” said Shannon Degiglio, SBA Veteran Business Development Officer.  “Vetrepreneurs are not only veterans who have chosen to serve our nation’s national defense at great personal risk, they have also chosen to serve their communities by building successful businesses that support our nation’s economy and create jobs.”

“I encourage veterans of all eras, service members (including members of the National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses to participate in Boots to Business Reboot,” said Director Steven Dixel, SBA Eastern Pennsylvania District. “Each year, SBA assists thousands of veterans, Reservists, and National Guard to start and grow their small businesses. Nearly one in every 10 American businesses today is owned by a veteran and veteran-owned businesses employ nearly six million workers, so it’s not just the right thing to do, it’s important for the economy.”

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For more information about Boots to Business or to learn about additional opportunities for veterans available through the SBA, contact Shannon Degiglio at shannon.degiglio@sba.gov or visit www.sba.gov/vets.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.