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SBA Boots to Business: The jump to business ownership begins here

About Boots to Business

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of the Department of Defense's Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.

If you don't have access to a military installation, click here to learn about Boots to Business Reboot.



Begin your journey

Introduction to Entrepreneurship: The foundational two-day, in-person course provides you with an introductory understanding of business ownership.

Continue your journey

Optional Follow-on Courses: Available online, courses include: “B2B: Market Research,” “B2B Business Fundamentals,” Special Topic Tracks, or “B2B: Revenue Readiness.” Receive sign-up information once you complete the in-person introductory course.


To register for a Boots to Business course, contact the transition office on your military installation. View the schedule here.

Can't make an in-person course? Boots to Business is available online through Joint Knowledge Online.



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Boots to Business Resources

Boots to Business is delivered in partnership with SBA’s Resource Partners, SCORE Mentors, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veterans Business Outreach Centers and the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University. It is available free of charge at participating installations to service members and their dependents transitioning or retiring from the U.S. military.

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

For more SBA resources for veterans, visit SBA.gov/vets.

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