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Boots to Business Reboot

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About Boots to Business Reboot

Boots to Business Reboot is a two-step entrepreneurship training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration through a public private partnership with the Institute of Veterans and Military Families, the Marcus Foundation and First Data Corporation. This course is open to Veterans of all eras (Servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserves) and their spouses. The curriculum provides assistance to those interested in exploring business ownership or other self-employment opportunities by leading them through the key steps for evaluating business concepts and providing foundational knowledge required to develop a business plan. In addition, participants are introduced to SBA resources available to access start-up capital, technical assistance and contracting opportunities.

 

A Two Step Program

The Introduction to Entrepreneurship Course- Step one is the Introduction to Entrepreneurship course for those interested in learning more about the opportunities and challenges of business ownership. This course is instructed by the SBA and its partners who are skilled business advisors. Participants learn business basics and techniques for evaluating the feasibility of their business concepts.

Foundations of Entrepreneurship Eight-Week Course- Step two is the eight-week online Foundations of Entrepreneurship course instructed by a consortium of professors and practitioners led by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. By dedicating a minimum of 10 hours per week to connected and independent study, participants work through the fundamentals of developing an actionable business plan.

Innovative Delivery & Partnership

To deliver Boots to Business Reboot and support Veterans and military spouses, SBA collaborates with its resource partners (Veterans Business Outreach Centers, Small Business Development Centers, Women's Business Centers and SCORE). SBA also partners with the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University on program curriculum development, course material and instruction. Beyond Boots to Business Reboot, SBA's network of partners offer continued training and technical assistance, with an emphasis on access to capital and federal contracting opportunities.

SBA and its partners ensure that every Veteran and military spouse has the resources they need in their local communities to start and operate small businesses, achieve post-service career success, and strengthen the Nation's economy.

Boots to Business Reboot Resources

To learn more information about Boots to Business Reboot, please email us at boots-to-business@sba.gov or call 202-205-VET1 (202-205-8381).